Reviews written by Abby Johnson, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Abby Johnson, Staff ReviewerAbby Johnson, Staff Reviewer   June 26, 2015
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3.3
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4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

An Artistic and Passionate Story

This book was really interesting for me and I enjoyed the time I spent reading it. It displayed its time period well, absorbing the reader into Guilia's life and making it feel so real. I loved the artistic aspect of the book, the discussion of art and of painting techniques....

Abby Johnson, Staff ReviewerAbby Johnson, Staff Reviewer   June 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Lyrical and Interesting Story

The world-building in this book was evident from the very beginning of the story and very interesting. I was impressed with both the writing and the creation of the world from the first pages. The mystery of the world and the story engrossing the reader and brings intrigue to the...

Young Adult Nonfiction
Abby Johnson, Staff ReviewerAbby Johnson, Staff Reviewer   June 06, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

A Touching and Important Story of Survival

ELENA VANISHING is the story of Elena Rankle's experience with anorexia nervosa as told by Elena Rankle. This memoir was very hard to read, having struggled with appearance and eating disorder-related issues for most of my life. Reading Elena's thought process as she was dealing with the full intensity of...

Young Adult Fiction
Abby Johnson, Staff ReviewerAbby Johnson, Staff Reviewer   May 30, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Touching and Emotional Story Collection

THE GREAT WAR is a great collection of stories. Each story pulled the emotional strings as they were intended to. Something I found really interesting about this collection was the varied and unique perspective on war that each story presented. There was war from the perspective of children, from the...

Abby Johnson, Staff ReviewerAbby Johnson, Staff Reviewer   May 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

A Cute and Light Collection of Stories

It is hard to come up with a way to talk about story anthologies because each story is its own unit as well as a part of the collection. So in this review I am going to discuss the collection as a whole, how the stories worked together, and how...

Abby Johnson, Staff ReviewerAbby Johnson, Staff Reviewer   April 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

A Helpful and Informative Guide

As someone who really loves Shakespeare, this book was enlightening. I loved the historical information that it gave about both Shakespeare and the specific plays and sonnets. The information was interesting and relevant, along with being trustworthy.The summaries for each of the plays were easy to follow, even for the...

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