Publisher: Candlewick Press

Graphic Novel Review: Bluff..

Graphic Novel Review: Bluffton

Henry's life just got better the summer Buster Keaton stayed in Bluffton with his troupe of performers. All Henry wants to do is learn more about being a vaudeville performer, but Buster just wants to be a normal kid. I love the interactions between Henry and Buster, both craving for a life they do not have.  I loved Phelan's previous graphic novel and was drawn into this book by his beautiful illustrations. The characters and time period were really brought to life through this medium. I find that I really love historical stories set in graphic novel format. It really […]

Posted September 4, 2013
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Book View: Because of Winn-..

Book View: Because of Winn-Dixie

Short & Sweet: Opal doesn't feel quite at home in her new town until she sees a dog wreak havoc in the local Winn-Dixie. On a whim, she speaks up for the dog and claims it as her own. Her father lets her keep the dog and Opal names him Winn-Dixie. Thanks to her new friend and companion, she finds herself learning more about the people in her town, including a pet shop owner and a nearly blind woman who is thought to be the local witch. I absolutely fell in love with Opal's character and those people she met […]

Posted April 25, 2013
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Book View: See You at Harry..

Book View: See You at Harry’s

Short & Sweet: Fern often feels a bit invisible in her family and it is because her 3 year old brother Charlie always takes the spotlight in everything. Her brother Holden used to do everything with her, but now that they are riding the same bus, she has learned that he is being bullied for being gay and wants her to be safe from the bullies. When a tragedy hits her family, Fern blames herself and does not know how to get over losing someone so important. A well-written and theme-filled book, See You at Harry's is bound to be […]

Posted February 5, 2013
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Book Review: The Infects

Book Review: The Infects

The only thing I expect from Sean Beaudoin is to entertain me immensely in a way I never expected to be. I have enjoyed everything I have read by him and couldn't wait for this zombie tale.    Nero is in a really strange situation. He lives with his little sister who is definitely on the autism spectrum from her behaviors and his dad does not work. So it's up to Nero, who works at a chicken factory. The one that produces all of the chicken for a very popular fast food place. He gets promoted to being a butcher […]

Posted September 27, 2012
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Book Review: Flock

Book Review: Flock

Reviews: Stork / Frost * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * While Reading: Here we are, the final installment of the Stork trilogy. Stork, the first book in the series, was amazing! Captivating. Original. I ate that one up. Frost, the second book, while entertaining was a huge deviation from what I thought to be the main plot line of the series. Instead of continuing with the plot threads from the first book, Frost seemed to drift off into fairy-tale retelling mode. To say I was disappointed with Frost […]

Posted August 31, 2012
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Book Review: Shadows On The..

Book Review: Shadows On The Moon

Based on past experiences with Zoë Marriott's work, I knew early on that this was going to be one of those I HAVE to read this type books.   Despite having that feeling that I HAD to read Shadows On The Moon, I was not really sure what to expect from the book itself. And even though, the blurb does not do the book justice, I had heard rumors flying around that Shadows On The Moon was to be a Japanese Cinderella-type tale with a very strong female lead.   After reading the book, I must admit the rumors were […]

Posted April 28, 2012
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Book Review: The Traitor in..

Book Review: The Traitor in the Tunnel

I loved the two books in this series, so I was eager to read another mystery involving the lovely Mary Quinn and her romantic interest James Easton, who seems to pop up every where she goes. Mary is right in the thick of things again, this time working as a maid for the Queen herself. She's undercover, trying to discover who has been lifting objects from within the household. Unfortunately, the lack of gossip allowed is making it difficult for her to find any leads. And then a murder takes place and the Prince is the main witness. The murderer […]

Posted February 27, 2012
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Book View: The Flint Heart

Book View: The Flint Heart

Short & Sweet:  There's nothing more satisfying than a story retold with vibrant words and pictures. Katherine has created another masterpiece with this compelling fairy tale of a crafted item so evil, it will turn the sweetest creature into a vicious revolutionary or leader. Our main character Charles, must help his father when he starts to change for the worst when he discovers the Flint Heart. He decides he must go to the fairies for their help and in turn ends up having to help them as well as the Flint Heart travels from one person to another, affecting each […]

Posted December 25, 2011
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