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June 10, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Billy and Me Review

What I liked: What first drew me to this book, to be honest, was the cover. It's so simple but so eye catching. Sophie is a girl who grew up in a small town, she doesn't have many friends, and she has rarely dated. But when Billy Buskin comes...

June 05, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A strange and mysterious ride

What I Liked: This will be a spoiler free review because you really have to go in to this story blind. When I first heard of this story, I don't know why but I immediately thought it was a retelling. I'm not sure if it was the blurb or...

May 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A dark twisty illustrated fairy tale

What I Liked: This is just the chapter sampler but I am blown away once again by the amazingness that is Gris Grimly. I first heard of Gris when his illustrated version of Frankenstein came out and ever since I have been in love with his work. His art...

May 28, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Fun, dark, twisty tale

Little Red is such an amazing illustrated story about the classic tale about Little Red Riding Hood. I have been in love with retellings for such a long time and this isn't any exception. The cover is what draws you in in the first place. It is so beautiful and...

May 26, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A very witchy mess

What I liked: Grimelda is a very cute story about a young witch with a very messy room, her search for one thing and the hilarious amount of items she has. Illustrations done by Heather Ross are adorable and work really well to bring the story to...

May 26, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A crack up from start to finish

I grew up on Amelia Bedelia books. I remember the ever funny adventures she used to get in to, and always wondering what words she would mix up next. Amelia Bedelia on the job is written by Peggy's nephew, Herman and it's what makes the young Amelia's misadventures so...

May 16, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful story of love and loss

Free Verse follows Sasha, a young girl who lives in a small mining town. After her mother runs off, her father dies in a coal mining accident, and her brother dies in a fire, she is sent to live with Phyllis a kind foster parent. But while Phyllis does everything...

May 12, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
An awesome story of good vs evil

Wandmaker is an adventure packed book filled with family, friends and magic. After several attempts to get his wand to work Henry writes a letter to Coralis the author of his guidebook, unknowingly setting off a series of events that will change his life forever. Henry comes from two great...

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