Book Review #29: A Monster Calls 🍩

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…

Book Review #22: The Giver 🍦

Title: The Giver     Author: Louis Lowry Rating: 🍦(48/50) Recommended for: 5th-7th graders     AR: 5.7     Lexile: 760 Summary Jonas's world is perfect.  Everything is under control. There is no war, fear, or pain. Everyone is assigned a special role in the Community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out…