Reviews written by sperrera

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February 17, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Fantasy Graphic Novel

Nothing Special Volume One: Through the Elder Woods is a graphic novel geared towards teens that has fantasy elements as well as a coming-of-age story. Callie was raised by her father who owns a magical antique shop. He often travels to a magical realm...

February 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Interesting and Informative

Famous Finds and Finders: Searching For The Past is an informative and engaging book that focuses on archeological discoveries through the years. Everything from the first mummy Otzi to the Dead Sea Scrolls is covered. A collection of famous finders is featured in the book,...

February 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Positive Message

Fraser the Forest Ranger is a sweet story that follows Fraser as he leaves the forest in search of a friend. Fraser loves his job as a forest ranger where he tends to the trees and watches the animals, but he yearns for a real friend. Fraser decides...

January 26, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Middle Grade Indie
Friendship & Fun

The Egg Incident is reminiscent of the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Humphrey is an egg who lives with his overprotective parents and their many rules to keep him safe. When Humphrey meets Princess Jean (PJ for short) he learns to break out of his shell (pun intended) and enjoy the...

January 22, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Diary format makes it engaging

The Year My Life Turned Upside Down follows the life of 14-year-old Franny Cloutier as she moves to live with her maternal family that she didn't even know existed in the small town of St. Lorette. Franny's father is a widower living a very average...

January 07, 2024 (Updated: January 07, 2024)
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Funny Graphic Novel

Olivia Wolf is back in the second book in this graphic novel series. Olivia and some of her monster friends are having a sleepover and have stayed up the entire night and are waiting for the sun to come up. Olivia hears a loud monster groan and quickly...

January 06, 2024 (Updated: January 06, 2024)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Engaging and Informative

Do You Know? Polar Animals and Other Cold Climate Creatures is a fascinating nonfiction book full of information geared toward elementary school-aged children. What I Liked: The information included in the book is broken down into sections like Frozen Lands of North America and...

January 01, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sweet & Fluffy Romance

If You'll Have Me is an adorable graphic novel by Korean American illustrator Eunnie that shows the ups and downs of falling in love. College students Momo and PG could not be more opposites and yet they are drawn to each other. Momo is a...

December 31, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Not just a romance book

Ali Hazelwood is one of those authors who has captured my heart. I love her writing filled with witty banter and female protagonists who are smart and strong. I jumped at the chance to review Check & Mate which is Hazelwood's debut novel in the YA genre and...

December 30, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Authentic and Relatable

Flora La Fresca & the Art of Friendship accurately captures the ups and downs of tween life from friendship issues to sibling drama and figuring out who you are in the process. Flora and Clara are BFFs who are so close they consider themselves sisters....

December 23, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Kids Nonfiction
Interesting and Inspiring

The Snow Man follows the story of billy barr (he does not capitalize his name), an unassuming man who finds solace in the solitude of the Rocky Mountains. His companions are a skunk and a pine marten, the only residents of the abandoned shack he calls home. Bored and cut...

December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Captures Christmas Spirit

Having grown up reading Strega Nona I was excited to have the opportunity to review Merry Christmas, Strega Nona, and reconnect with a piece of my childhood. Strega Nona is preparing for the Christmas Day feast in her home. Her assistant Big Anthony is...

December 17, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Jam packed with information and stunning illustrations

An informative book for young readers, My Incredible India tells the story of India's heritage through the eyes of Thara and her grandmother. Author Jasbinder Bilan covers a wide range of topics about India, including the landscapes and traditions of the country. I especially loved the pages dedicated to food...

December 10, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Sweet and Wholesome

Little Mole has invited three important guests to his feast. He makes sure his table is filled with the most delicious foods. He reserves three of the chairs for his special guests of honor. Little Mole's friends are curious about who these seats are reserved for but...

December 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
More than a rom-com

After experiencing the devastating loss of her mother Flora Maxwell is struggling to cope with her grief. Adding to her emotional turmoil Flora's best friend Gordon reveals he has romantic feelings for her. Overwhelmed with life Flora impulsively leaves her family and goes to Miami for a...

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