Monday, January 30, 2012

For Keeps


For Keeps by Natasha Friend is an amazing book!!! Everyone remember the other books by Natasha??? Perfect, Bounce, and Lush????? Remember how much I loved those? Well, I love For Keeps just as much!

The protagonist is a 16 year old girl name Josie Gardner. she lives in a small town with her young mother Katie Gardner. Josie and her friend Liv, have a lot of fun as normal 16 year olds, until several episodes in sequence happen, and change everything that the girls have believed.

I don't remember anything, that I found annoying about the book, (besides the fact that I had to read it in the dark ;) )


I can't wait to read more from Natasha!

Anyway, now I'm reading the book Small As An Elephant by Jennifer Jacobson. This book is so interesting! Jennifer is also the author of The Complete History of Why I Hate Her and Stained, among others.

Au revior!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Small Acts of Amazing Courage


Last night I finished the book Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan. Gloria is also the author of Homeless Bird and Angel On The Square among others.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage was an interesting book, and the setting was very critical to the story. The characters were thought out, and the Protagonist was understandable.

The only things I can think of that I didn't like was the use of "said".  And the fact that the ending was a little rushed, a little fairy tale happily-ever-after, and it needed a little more.

The book was not too long, and not too short.

I will rate this book 4 and half stars out of 5

Au revior!!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beautiful Creatures

Bonjour! Hello! Hi! Howdy! Hey! Hei! Aloha! Guten Tag!

I have been very busy lately! And I have been a little stuck in books! So sorry!

I tried to read the book Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. But sadly I got bored. Then I tried to read the book When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt, but I'm stuck in that book too.

Eventually, my friend told me to read (and lent me their copy) of the book Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia. This book, was amazingly well written, did not have any un needed details or plot, and was a perfect (and generally original) idea. I admire the two authors for their strength and maturity for choosing to work together and make their work the ever so much better with the combined talents.

I love the characters, who were ever so perfect for the story, and the setting, ever so perfect. I don't think there is anything I would possibly change, it was so ever so perfect! ;)

Now I'm reading the book Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan, the author of numerous books. So far, its fairly good, and I'll try to keep you more updated as I read! I'm sorry you've had to wait so long!!!!!!!

Word of the day: Combined- "Made by combining"

Quote of the day- "Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; often in a wooden house a golden room we find." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Au revior,


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Bonjor! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in a while! I haven't read anything lately worth reading! How sad is that!!! :( But I do have good news,

I've gotten a bunch of friends to read the book Unearthly by Cynthia Hand! We all are in love with the character Tucker! He is so cute and sweet!!!!

I sound a little silly,

Au revior,


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Halves of hearts

This morning I finished The Other Half Of My Heart by Sundee Fraizer. Sundee has also written Brendan Buckly's Universe and Everything in it,  among others.

I am struggling with how to review The Other Half Of My Heart because I didn't enjoy it very much. The plot was predictable, the climax was subtle, and everything seemed to drag on and on through out the story.

I felt that 3 quarters of the book was just set up! The real part of the book happened in the last few chapters, so the book was pretty boring for the majority.

I was confused at how the author thought the book was oh so complete, because the plot was so boring. The idea was great, twin sisters that are different races. But the real plot, (the twins in a pageant) was very boring.

I will rate this book 2 out of 5 stars, because I finished the book, (though it was only because I wanted to give a truly accurate review.

Au revior,


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lost. I lost it! :0

No, not really, just the book I finished a few days ago was called "Lost"

The book, Lost by Jacqueline Davies was a historical fiction novel that twined together two newspaper reports from Manhattan, New York in the early 1900s. Thus, an amazing book evolved.

Essie is the protagonist, and she is a 16 year old girl. She lives with her mother, brother, and sister. Essie loves to make hats, like really make them. Not just embellish, but actually make the frame and everything!

The narration goes back and fourth between Essie's diary that flits through her early life, then the "present" (but still 1900s) where the main part of the story happens.

*Note: this method was very effective.

I would recommend this book, even though it was quite sad at the end.

Jacqueline's only other book I'm interested in reading is Where The Ground Meets The Sky, it sounds so good! :)

Anyway, now I'm reading The Other Half Of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier. This book is about twin girls, (age eleven) who are different races, (Mom African American, Dad white) Once girl looks like their mom, the other looks like their dad (skin color wise)

I'm not very far, but I'll keep on reading!!!!!

Word of the Day- Banished: to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away

Quote of the day: "Named must your fear be before banish it you can"- Yoda

Who doesn't love "Star Wars" watch/play/read some for me will ya?

Au revior,


Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year! New Post!

We're coming to you live from my web- blog to bring the interesting report on the book Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen. Wendelin also is the author of Flipped (an amazing favorite of mine) How I Survived Being A Girl, the Sammy Keys series, and others.

Runaway is about a girl named Holly who is a Foster child. Holly writes in a journal, and thus-- our book.

I enjoyed Runaway, because it was very realistic. The journal design worked out well, and the plot progressed nicely.

Au revior,