Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 8/13-8/19

For review (on Bookloons):
Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Warbringer by  Leigh Bardugo

Friday, August 18, 2017

Gone Camping

Title: Gone Camping
Author: Tamera Will Wissinger
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 978-0-544-63873-0
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Cute, quick story about going camping told entirely in poems, with a great appendix about the forms of poetry.

Rating: 4/5

Journey on a Runaway Train

Title: Journey on a Runaway Train
Author: Dee Garretson & JM Lee
Publisher:  Albert Whitman
ISBN: 978-0-8075-0695-0
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: It has been a long time since I read any Boxcar Children books, but the start to this new mini-series is rather fun, although there were a few spots where it felt like something important was edited out then had to be told rather than shown.

Rating: 2/5

Buddha Boy

Title: Buddha Boy
Author: Kathe Koja
Publisher:  Full Cast Audio

ISBN: 9781932076523
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A powerful story about bullying and finding your own peace.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Echoes of an Angel

Title: Echoes of an Angel: The Miraculous True Story of a Boy Who Lost His Eyes but Could Still See
Author: Aquanetta Gordon
Publisher:  christianaudio
ISBN: 9781610458153
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Uplifting and touching story of a boy who lost his eyes but was still able to "see" using echo-location.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

My Sister Rosa

Title: My Sister Rosa
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publisher:  Soho Teen
ISBN: 978-1-61695-674-5
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very dark, but a tad predictable, although there was one twist I did not see coming.

Rating: 3/5