Publisher: Candlewick Press

Book Review: Has Anyone See..

Book Review: Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? is an interesting book in that these kids gain superpowers but with a scientific basis for the reason behind it. Jessica starts turning invisible in class one day and her best friend also notices it. Together they try to figure out how and why she can turn invisible. They start to do small experiments to find out how she can do it and work on her power. Little does Jessica know that her mother’s best friend and her godmother Nancy is the reason behind her sudden change. When she was a baby, her and two others […]

Posted August 19, 2016
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Graphic Novel Review: Honor..

Graphic Novel Review: Honor Girl

I do not think I could ever be as brave as Maggie Thrash, who has literally laid bare her soul in this graphic novel. A glimpse into first loves, coming to terms with possibly being gay, and the change a child into adolescence, Honor Girl really packs a lot into a  well crafted graphic novel. It’s seems Maggie is about my age because I obsessed over Backstreet Boys, while trying not to seem too into them at the same time. I went away to camp a couple of times, not an all-girls camp but I have found memories all the same. […]

Posted September 11, 2015
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Book Review: Finnikin of th..

Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock

Finnikin of the Rock is a book I should have read a while ago. I love Marchetta’s writing and I love fantasy, so why didn’t I? No idea, but I am glad I did this summer. Although it took a bit to get into the novel, I soon found myself captivated by the world. Finnikin as a character did not impress me, he was a bit pompous and I’m not sure I was found of the way he treated Evanjalin from the beginning. She really is the one that makes quite an impression on first meeting her. She starts off […]

Posted August 16, 2015
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Book Review: Winterfrost

Book Review: Winterfrost

Winterfrost made me want winter, especially full of nisse’s and Danish countrysides. I am actually partial Danish, a country I would love to visit someday. I even went to a language camp in high school to learn some Danish, it never stuck, but it was a lot of fun. So, my connection with the setting hit right away and I fell in love with this book. I wish it was later in fall, there was many mentions of cider and I am now dying to get my hands on some. So, the story focuses on Bettina, a 12 year old […]

Posted September 6, 2014
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Book Review: North of Nowhe..

Book Review: North of Nowhere

North of Nowhere tells the story of Mia, whose grandfather has recently gone missing, leaving her grandmother in quite a state. Mia and her mother travel to Porthaven and Mia is unhappy in the boring town, thinking there will be no one she can relate to. When she is walking one day, she finds an boat and in it, a journal of a girl her age. Every day, Mia writes in the journal and gets a reply from Dee, who she cannot wait to meet. Her father often leaves her at home when traveling inland, but soon she will be […]

Posted April 10, 2014
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Book Review: Flora and Ulys..

Book Review: Flora and Ulysses

Flora is in love with the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen To You, something her father got her into before her parents separated. When a squirrel gets superhero powers after being run over by a lawn mower, Flora finds herself a new friend and she wants to help him become a superhero. Ulysses gets his name from the machine that almost killed him. When her mother finds out about her new "friend", she decides it is time to end Ulysses. Her mother just became the evil villain and Flora must figure out a way to stop her. I really […]

Posted February 2, 2014
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Book Review: Fallout

Book Review: Fallout

Fallout is an intriguing look at what would have happened if a bomb had dropped during the Cold War and the aftermath of poor planning by one family. Alternating between the events leading up to and after the fallout, the book follows Scott, a boy whose father is the only one in the neighborhood crazy enough to build a bomb shelter. His father and mother fight about what he is doing and Scott and his little brother wish he would build a swimming pool instead. When the bomb is about to fall, his father protects his family, but others swarm […]

Posted December 29, 2013
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Graphic Novel Review: SMASH..

Graphic Novel Review: SMASH Trial by Fire

SMASH Trial by Fire is a webcomic now finally available in a bound copy. I read a lot of graphic novels, but most of them do not involve superheroes if I'm being honest. I was looking forward to SMASH because the main character is a young boy who gets these powers from an accident in which another hero is killed. I am reading the advance copy, which is not in color but it says the finished copy will be. I will probably read it again when it comes out because I am a sucker for full color graphic novels. I […]

Posted October 2, 2013
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