Reviews written by Kimberly Pauley

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January 21, 2008
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Young Adult Fiction
A strangely compelling first book

So&based on my personal blog, I read King Dork back in December 2006. And somehow, I havent yet managed to get a review of it up on the YABC site since then. *sigh*. So let me start off this review with what I wrote about it on my blog, since...

January 17, 2008
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
A lovely collection of stories about love

Many people think that it must be harder to write a novel than a short story, but in many ways, it is the opposite. In a novel, you have time to develop the characters and further the plot line. In a short story, youve got to be quick and...

January 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
0.0
Learning Value 
 
0.0
Kids Nonfiction
One event can change your life forever

Okay, so this book comes in literally just a day or two ago and I unwrap it and think oh geez, not another sports book because I am, while not exactly a girly-girl, not exactly a tomboy either. As someone who is only 4 10 tall, Im not exactly pro-athlete...

January 11, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Can Cass turn her unlucky streak around?

Simon Pulses romantic comedies are light reads and lots of fun. In Micol Ostows Getting Lucky, Cass Parker has had Lady Luck smile down on her (and no, before anyone asks, it isnt the kind of getting lucky that would mean it was a book for an older YA audience)....

January 08, 2008
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
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Are you a poet (and didn't know it)?

Are you an aspiring poet? This how-to book by Allan Wolf promises to be an informative, slightly irreverent and totally tremendous guide to living the life of a poet. The book itself is clever and witty, but also has a lot of meat to it. The pages are full of...

November 28, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
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0.0
A tool for young aspiring writers

Are you an aspiring teen or pre-teen writer? This journal from Susie Morgenstern could help you motivate and inspire yourself. Its basically an entire year of writing prompts, starting with January 1st: Write 10 wishes for the new year to December 31st, when the prompt is to start your own...

November 25, 2007
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
V comes to terms with love

We first met V Valentine in Macklers Vegan Virgin Valentine, a book told from the point of view of her same-age aunt (Mara). But this book is all V. Shes been the queen of meaningless hookups for years and has worked pretty hard at not getting close (emotionally, that is&)...

November 22, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Let's plan a party!

So, you wanna have a party, but youre not really sure how to go about it and you really want to make it a memorable time (not just some blah-de-blah same-ol-same-ol kind of shindig)? Check out Alison Bells Lets Party>, part of the Whats Your Style series from Lobster Press....

November 21, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Kids Fiction
Gooney is back and fab-u-lous

Fans of Gooney Bird Greene are sure to welcome this third book to the series. If you havent met Gooney before, youll wish you had. Shes a seriously inventive, creative little kid with a knack for taking things over and making them interesting. Her second-grade class is...

November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
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A lighthearted romantic comedy

Giovanna always seems to be getting into trouble, even when it completely isnt her fault. When her twin Dante decides to run for student body president against the mayors son she completely loses it when her boyfriend Jesse becomes the oppositions campaign manager. In fact, even though Jesse...

November 18, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Can their friendship survive 6th grade?

Taryn and Jeff have been neighbors forever and theyve also been really good friends. It never occurred to them before about the whole girl vs. boy thing. Then they start the sixth grade and everything changes. Theres one miscommunication after another and soon Taryn and Jeff are...

November 16, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
A Taurus learns to love herself

Tori is a typical Taurus shes stubborn, has an appreciation for the finer things in life, is considerate of others, and shes creative. And can also be a bit lazy, but not for lack of being practical. Her family is strapped for cash, which puts a real crimp into...

November 15, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
A tale of food and feelings

Two different type of eating problems are covered in this picture book for kids: eating too much and eating too little. Intended for children aged 7 through 12, this book deals with the issues in a sensitive manner. As eating disorders are becoming more prevalent in kids of all ages,...

November 13, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
A truly wonderful book -- pick this one up!

I should have reviewed this book ages and ages ago. I read it, yeesh, probably 6 months ago and its a really, really good book. A great book, in fact. If you havent read it yet, go out and pick up a copy. You dont even need to read the...

November 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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Kids Nonfiction
A beautiful new edition of a classic nonsense poem

Kids Can Press under the imprint KCP Poetry are putting out a delightful series of classic poems. I say delightful because they are lovely illustrations, hardbound, and just really well done. These are the kind of books you would want to add to your collection. If...

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