Reviews written by Amberle Sherman

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December 28, 2012 (Updated: December 28, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Black and White and Read All Over

What is there to like? • It’s a story about the importance of telling and reading stories. Liesel and Max Vandenburg use reading to get themselves through their darker days, Liesel and her foster father read together, Liesel and the mayor’s wife come together through a mutual love of...

December 26, 2012 (Updated: December 26, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not-So-Minor Scales

What is there to like? • Seraphina is a likeable heroine: brave, independent-minded, and compassionate--but not too much so. • In so many stories with a female protagonist and a romantic rival, the "competition" is petty, unkind, easily dismissed. But Glisselda holds her own as smart, strong, and...

December 23, 2012 (Updated: December 25, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Four Princes Charming Walk into a Bar...

What’s it about?: As opposed to the usual spin on fairytale retellings, this book picks up during the after in “Happily Ever After.” Princes Frederic, Gustav, Liam, and Duncan find that they have all become the collective Prince Charming in ballads. Meanwhile, their rescued princesses (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty,...

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