Reviews written by Jillian Van Leer

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Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   September 25, 2013
(Updated: October 02, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Perfect for the whole family!

What I liked: This book is not only fantastic for children, but it's perfect for the entire family! I learned a great deal about Babe Ruth that I did not know before. This book is relatable to children and even has Babe facing the consequences of his actions...

Young Adult Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   September 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Wonderful Debut!

What I liked: First of all I was extremely impressed with Lynn Maddalenna Menna's writing style. The story has great flow and the characters all come across well. I enjoyed reading about the culture of East Harlem and the Latino community there. I was rooting for Marisol...

Young Adult Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   September 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fantastic companion to Inbetween!

So, I recently read 'Inbetween' and loved it. I love all the characters and was quite taken with Cash. I had wished he had more time in the first novel. So, when I found out 'Blurred' focuses on Cash and Anaya, I was very excited! And...

Young Adult Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   September 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Interesting take on Brigadoon!

What I liked: I really enjoyed the hauntingly beautiful love story here. I've always loved the idea of fate and how everything happens for a reason, and this book does a wonderful job with that. Veronica is easily and quickly taken with the Doon world, while Mackenna is...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   September 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Quick read

What I liked: I liked how the book was very innocent and the romance between Libby and Peter was genuine and true. I loved how Peter's parents were so involved in his life, something we don't often see in YA books. I enjoyed how Peter was willing to...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   May 28, 2013
(Updated: May 28, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Fantastic Sequel that's just as good as the first!

After reading 'Pushing the Limits', I wanted more. When I heard there would be a sequel, I was ecstatic. When I heard the sequel was about Beth, I was all "meh". Shame on me. When I got my hands on the book, I couldn't wait to...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   May 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Fun read for young readers!

What a hilarious read for young readers! I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the title, but I knew my boys would probably love it. And they did. And honestly, the potty humor is really toned down and not over the top. I was...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   May 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Kady Cross does it again! Thrilling read!

If you have read my previous two reviews from The Steampunk Chronicles, you know I'm a huge fan of the series. So, when the third installment found it's way to my door step, I was incredibly ecstatic. Once again Ms. Cross delivers. When I first read The...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Simply classic!

You know the tune. You know the words. All you have to do is pick up this book and sing along! I have adored 'Little Golden Books' since I was a child. In fact, I have an extensive collection from my childhood, so I...

Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

A fun read for little ones!

What an adorable counting book, with rhymes to go with it! The book starts off with 1 bus driver and from there counts up to 10, and then back down again with the bus' passengers. With fun illustrations and great rhythm, this book is sure to...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   April 08, 2013
(Updated: April 08, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Powerful and Heart-Warming!

This is one of those books that you find yourself thinking about long after you read it. This book is based on the real life experiences of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I read through this book first, before reading it through with my children. I wanted to make...

Kids Fiction
Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   March 18, 2013
(Updated: March 18, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Fun for all ages!

We are huge David Shannon fans in this house, so when I received this book we all got very excited! Not only does this book have the character David in it from 'No, David!', but there are stickers as well! You can bet that my little ones were...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   March 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Full of suspense and friendship!

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Code of Silence' the first book in this series. So, I was anxious to read this one and Mr. Shoemaker did not let me down. Cooper, Gordy, Hiro and Lunk are all back. When Gordy falls for a trap and is abducted, the other...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   March 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Emotional read that I couldn't put down!

I have to be honest. I've had this book for awhile and just wasn't in the mood to pick it up. I knew the content was emotional, and I knew I would have to be in the right mindset to read it. So, I picked it up...

Jillian Van LeerJillian Van Leer   February 25, 2013
(Updated: February 27, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Fun read for young readers!

I actually had never heard of Ricky Vargas until I received this book. I'm so glad I know who he is now! My first grader absolutely loved this book. He laughed the entire time and honestly, so did I. This book includes three separate Ricky Vargas...

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