Lights. Camera. Cue the Sentimental Intro. Action! The first thing I want to say is how much this blog means to me. I love blogging and hope my nerdy fantasy rants may make a positive impact on your life, no matter how small. Whether this is your first time stumbling into my corner of the … Continue reading MY 1 YEAR BLOGVERSARY!!! (Celebration/Sentimental post 🎉)
Author: Grace Lin Publisher: Little Brown AR: 5.5 Lexile: 810 Order it on Amazon Young Minli lives in the Valley of the Fruitless Mountain, where she and her parents spend their days laboring away in the fields. At night, Minli listens to her father's tales about the Old Man of the Moon, who knows … Continue reading Book Review #35: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Title: Out of My Mind Author: Sharon M. Draper Publisher: Atheneum AR Level: 4.3 Lexile Level: 700 Order it on Amazon Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video-camera that's always recording. Always. And there is no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school but NOBODY knows it. Most … Continue reading Book Review #34: Out of My Mind
Title: The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, 1) Author: Chris Colfer Publisher: Little Brown & Scholastic AR: 5.0 Lexile: 720 Age: 3rd-5th grade Ever since, twins Alex and Connor Bailey's father died, their lives have been miserable. Their mother is working double-time, well into the night just … Continue reading Book Review #33: The Wishing Spell
It's 1935, and 12 year old Moose and his family just moved to Alcatraz Island, home to many criminals, including Al Capone. Moose doesn't actually get to meet the cons, but he does meet Piper, the warden's daughter, who comes up with so many schemes she might as well be a criminal!
Everyone in Remarkable is Remarkable. Everyone except Jane, that is. While the rest of the town is being talented, Jane's been nothing but ordinary. But when Jane finds herself in a new school with the mischevious Grimlet twins and befriends a Pirate Captain.
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2 out of 7 in the Harry Potter Series) Author: J.K. Rowling Rating: 🍩 (45/50) Recommended for: Grades 4th-6th AR: 6.7 Lexile: 940 Harry Potter is thrilled to begin year two at Hogwarts, and see his two best friends, Ron Weasley … Continue reading Book Review #30: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) 🍩
Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Rating: 🍩 (44/50) Recommended for: Grades 5th-7th AR: 4.8 Lexile: 730 The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since … Continue reading Book Review #29: A Monster Calls 🍩
Auggie Pullman was born with a extreme facial deformity that prevented his from going to school-until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Breecher Prep. Auggie endures taunts and struggles to be seen as just another student. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face-can he convince his classmates he's just like him, despite appearance?
Title: The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Book 1) Author: Liz Kessler Rating: Recommended for: Grades 3rd-5th AR: 3.8 Lexile: 540 For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a house boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep her … Continue reading Book Review #27: The Tail of Emily Windsnap 🍩