Author: Cecil Castellucci

Book Review: Tin Star

Book Review: Tin Star

Tin Star is the story of Tula, a girl who is headed to another planet with her family. When she questions Brother Blue about not loading barrels of food onto the ship, she is beaten and left for dead. She is saved by an alien by the name of Heckleck, who teaches her how to survive as the only human on the space station. Everything is going well until three other humans show up on the space station, and show no signs of leaving any time soon. Tula has not had contact with her kind in some time and she’d […]

Posted March 22, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Odd D..

Graphic Novel Review: Odd Duck

Plot: Theodora thinks she has the perfect life until a new neighbor shows up. Suddenly, she finds that being all by herself is not as great as she first thought. Chad has his own way of living and soon Theodora realizes maybe she is not the normal perfect duck she thought she was. I love this friendship and how it blossoms throughout the story. There’s ups and downs as Chad and Theodora begin to learn more about each other and themselves. Characters: I simply love Theodora, who seems to take after my own heart. Chad reminds me of many friends […]

Posted June 9, 2013
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Book View: The Year of the ..

Book View: The Year of the Beasts

Short & Sweet: A fantastic dichotomy of a story. The graphic novel portion shows the tale of a girl who has been cursed to be medusa and turns those she loves to stone. The novel portion of the book wraps a bit of a different tale, one of a girl who cannot stand her jealousy for her little sister when she ends up dating the boy of her dreams. Quite an intense novel. I really related to both sisters in this novel and it was hard not to hate Tessa just a little bit as she could not seem to […]

Posted September 29, 2012
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Book Review: First Day on E..

Book Review: First Day on Earth

I must admit, I picked this book up because it was so short and I was in the mood for a decent sci-fi novel without too much meat in it. Anger screams from page one. Mal is definitely full of teenage angst, the kind that makes you break windows and yell at people. He tries to deal with it himself, but keeps coming back to the root of the problem. Having been taken by aliens, he attends a support group where similar situations have happened. Hooper is one of the attendees, who he finds out is homeless and decides to […]

Posted February 23, 2012
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