Book Review

Book Review: The Wild Robot

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The Wild Robot
By Peter Brown

My Edition:
Hardcover, 279 pages
2016?, Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316381994

Rozzum unit 7134, or Roz, ends up on a small island when the ship transporting her and several other units sinks in a storm. Woken by a group of curious otters, Roz begins adapting to her new surroundings and learning what she can about island life. She tries to carve out a living in what she thinks of as her home, but the local animals see her as a monster. Can she find a way to get them to accept her?

I.

Love.

This.

Book.

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Book Review: The Case of the Missing Marquess

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery
By Nancy Springer

My Edition:
Paperback, 216 pages
2006, Puffin
ISBN: 9780142409336

Enola is the little sister of the infamous Holmes brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. She lives on the family estate with her eccentric mother, mostly forgotten by her brothers until her mother’s mysterious disappearance. Eager to avoid boarding school and desperate to find her mother, Enola sets out on her own. She must evade her brothers while deciphering cryptic clues left by her mother, and on the way finds another mystery to solve – that of a young marquess who appears to have been kidnapped. Enola finds herself caught up in a villainous plot while trying to make her own way in life and solve her own mysteries without the help of Sherlock.

I love middle grade and I love Sherlock Holmes (the books, the BBC TV series and the Robert Downey Jr. films), so I wasn’t surprised to find I also loved this book.

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Life of a Book Hoarder

Do You Read Outside Your Age?

I have a friend who has kickstarted her reading lately and she’s seeking out a lot of young adult books because they’re generally shorter and lighter (content wise) and she can blast through several this summer. This had me thinking about the book genres I enjoy, strictly in relation to the age of their target audience.

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Book Review

Book Review: Nightbird

Nightbird
By Alice Hoffman

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 100 pages
2015, Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780385389587 (hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: March 10, 2015

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

From NetGalley: Twelve-year-old Twig’s town in the Berkshires is said to hide a winged beast, the Monster of Sidwell, and the rumors draw as many tourists as the town’s famed pink apple orchards. Twig lives in the orchard with her mysterious brother James and her reclusive mother, a baker of irresistible apple pies. Because of a family secret, an ancient curse,Twig has had to isolate herself from other kids. Then a family with two girls, Julia and Agate, moves into the cottage next door. They are descendants of the witch who put the spell on Twig’s family. But Julia turns out to be Twig’s first true friend, and her ally in trying to undo the curse and smooth the path to true love for Agate and James.

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Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle
By George Hagen

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 384 pages (hardcover)
2014, Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780385371032

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blurb from Amazon: How can twelve-year-old Gabriel find his missing father, who seems to have vanished without a trace? With the help of Paladin—a young raven with whom he has a magical bond that enables them to become one creature—he flies to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face a series of difficult challenges and unanswerable riddles that could lead to his father… or to his death.

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Book Review: Nest

Nest
By Esther Ehrlich

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 336 pages (hardcover)
2014, Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780385386074 (hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: September 9, 2014

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blurb from Netgalley: In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish
By Jennifer Holm

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 208 pages (hardcover)
2014, Random House
ISBN: 9780375870644 (hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: August 26, 2014

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blurb from NetGalley: “Science can change the world…but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses the fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?”

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Book Review: Saved By The Bell

For the sake of nostalgia I purchased a couple of Saved By The Bell books (a behind-the-scenes type and a chapter book) and decided to actually read them. Oh the memories!

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