bookreviews

Wonder

R. J. Palacio MR. BROWNE’S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT: WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND. Fellow readers have been recommending Wonder for me for years, I didn’t understand why a kid with birth deformities–meh how powerful or impressive could this story be?  Let me tell you, after reading Wonder it has […]

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Monster

Walter Dean Myers “The movie is more real in so many ways than the life I am leading. No, that’s not true. I just desperately wish this was only a movie.” Monster is on Time’s Best 100 YA list, which is how I finally came to reading this book. I am disappointed I have put […]

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Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher

Maxine Sylvester “I’ve got some carrots instead,” Ronaldo said. He unzipped his backpack and rummaged around with his hoof. “What? They’re gone!” He cried. “I don’t believe it!” “The Phantom Carrot Snatcher strikes again!” Said Rudi dramatically. This is an adorable children’s book! I wish I could have gotten a copy around the holidays to […]

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We Were Brave

Karla M. Jay We Were Brave is a multi-perspective holocaust fiction. The themes are heavy, the characters excellent, and the view of America is eye-opening. I enjoy holocaust fiction and nonfiction, if you do too, I recommend you give We Were Brave a read. Wilhelm Falk is trying to bring light to the crimes of […]

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Lord of the Flies

William Golding “I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either.” Piggy paused. “Unless—” Ralph moved restlessly. “Unless what?” “Unless we get frightened of people.” I was so excited to see Lord of the Flies on Time’s Best 100 YA List, not only because […]

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