Reviews written by Rose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   October 03, 2017
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5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0

Absolute Favorite of this Year!

This review is so difficult for me to write because I can’t seem to properly put into words how absolutely beautiful this book was. After Emmy & Oliver, Robin Benway completely won me over. Now after Far from the Tree I can easily say that she...

Young Adult Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   October 03, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

An Epic Finale

RINGER, was one of my most anticipated books of 2017 and it did not disappoint. Everything that I loved from the first book was there, and way, way more. I stated it in my review for Replica as well, but I’ll say it again. The way...

Young Adult Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   September 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Weird, Witty, and Brilliant

No Good Deed is the book you didn’t know you needed in your life. Goldy Moldavsky has been an author that has really stood apart from other authors because of her unique and refreshing books. Everything about them, from the writing style, to the plot, to...

Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   September 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Perfect Halloween Read

THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING is a tale that will take you into the weird, fascinating, and adventurous world of Prosper Redding. From the beginning, I was instantly hooked by the slightly clumsy, but lovable Prosper Redding. Prosper is a 12-year-old boy from Redhood, MA, which...

Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   August 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
4.0

For the Animal Lovers!

Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was A Lion was a fun, educational, and an interactive book that is perfect for all those who want to know more about lions! I Can Read! books have always been the best books to introduce children to new topics, species, etc....

Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   August 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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N/A
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5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

Start Exploring!

I’ve said it many times now, but I absolutely love National Geographic’s books for children. Each one is very different from the next, but always entertaining and informative! National Geographic knows how to make their readers interested in any topic they write about, for both children and adults. ...

Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   July 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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N/A
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5.0
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5.0

Inspiration for Young Readers!

This is one of the many “100 things” books I’ve read by National Geographic, and like with all the rest, I absolutely loved this one. All of these books can be about completely different topics, and yet they all hold one thing in common: they help to inspire our newest...

Kids Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   July 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

A Pug-Lovers Must Have!

This book is a winner (no pun intended). This hilarious story paired with the most perfect illustrations will definitely leave an impression on you. Pig, our main character, should have been completely unlikeable and yet his outrageous actions and imperfections are what make him so lovable! ...

Young Adult Nonfiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   June 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

YOU NEED THIS BOOK.

I wish I could accurately put into words how much I adored This is Really Happening. I didn’t know a lot about this book when I first read it, but I had seen great reviews so I was hoping it would be good. It wasn't until...

Young Adult Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   June 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Everything You Love in One Book!

Kasie West has done it again (for the millionth time)! She has created another perfect YA romance! Besides her Pivot Pivot series, I have read every one of Kasie’s books and I have adored them all. Every time a new book of her’s comes out I’m always terrified about...

Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   April 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
3.0

Enchanting Fantasy

I went into this novel not knowing what to expect at all. Thankfully, I was happily surprised! The Dream Traveler is the first book of the The Cardonian Chronicles by Katherine LaFleur, and it is definitely a strong start! This book does not start off slowly. As...

Young Adult Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   April 10, 2017
(Updated: April 10, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

For the Adventurous Ones!

Writing a review for this book is definitely bittersweet! The Ship Beyond Time was an incredible sequel, I couldn’t have asked for a better book to follow up The Girl from Everywhere. At the same time, I’m so sad that this is the end of one of my favorite series....

Kids Nonfiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   April 10, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

An Ocean and Science Lover's Dream Book!

If you love the ocean and all of it’s mystery, you need Under Water, Under Earth on your bookshelf. This book is just filled to the brim with little images and bits of information that you probably don’t know! It’s the book you probably don’t realize you need! ...

Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   April 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Judy Moody is Back!

There’s a reason most people can say that they’ve read and loved Judy Moody’s books. She takes you on her adventures and makes you laugh while you're on them. Her character stands apart from others because she is not perfect and makes no attempts to seem that way, she is...

Young Adult Fiction
Rose Tomasto, Staff ReviewerRose Tomasto, Staff Reviewer   April 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Intense and Fairytale-like

“Life is not fussy about where it grows, but it is set on doing so.” Writing this review won’t be easy, because this is not an easy book to describe. When I first started really getting into this book (about a chapter in), I started feeling… awake....

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