Girls’ Books

The Hunger Games

Posted on July 29, 2013. Filed under: 10+, Girls' Books, Includes Explosions, Misleading Books |

Look, if you want the summary, you can Google it or Wikipedia it. Or  you probably know the story, anyways. I’ve only read Book One. The book, being set in a complex post-apocalyptic society, would take at least 500 words for me to explain. This is my opinion. A lot of books make me cry. […]

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Crazy Dangerous

Posted on July 24, 2013. Filed under: 10+, Action, Books set at School, Boys' Books, Girls' Books, Includes Explosions |

Sam Hopkins is a good kid. He’s a Preacher’s Kid in a small town. Which means that he’s completely shocked when a bunch of thugs starts teaching him how to steal cars. He knows he should stop hanging out with them, but can’t bring himself to stop until he sees them beating up a schoolmate, […]

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Catch-Ups

Posted on July 15, 2013. Filed under: Books set at School, Boys' Books, Fairy Tales, Girls' Books, Horses |

Okay, I took a 6-month leave of absence! So sue me. Now, I vow to quickly catch up with all the books I found, liked, and didn’t post. The Whole Story of Half a Girl, by Veera Hiranandani. A sixth-grade girl looses her feeling of identity when she switches schools. $6.99. A Horse of Her […]

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Dear America vs. My Name is America

Posted on August 30, 2012. Filed under: Boys' Books, Girls' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , |

In general, I am against contract-written series. Both of these series fit the ticket. On the other hand, they both help teach kids about American History, and they are immensely popular. So, I’d like to share my opinions and favorite titles. The two series are from the same publisher. They are all in diary or […]

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Dunked in Lemonade

Posted on July 30, 2012. Filed under: Boys' Books, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , |

Okay, okay. I can’t really write a review about this, seeing as it’s my own book. But I can tell you a bit about it, and where you can get it. Twelve-year-old Jill Truman can’t wait for the Lemon Festival. She lives in the small california town of Limon, and the annual festival is the […]

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Quit It

Posted on July 28, 2012. Filed under: About Learning Handicapped People, Girls' Books | Tags: , |

Twelve-year-old Carrie is going into seventh grade. But this year is sure to be different than the past years. Last summer, she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and between her various tics, most people look at her like she’s a space alien. But when she joins the Lunch Bunch for lunch with the fun school […]

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Princess of the Wild Swans

Posted on July 14, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Princess Meriel and her five brothers are surprised when their father, the king, comes home from a trip with a new wife. Seeing as the queen died long ago, it seems reasonable, they decide. But the new queen drives the six children crazy with her new rules. When Meriel’s brothers disappear, she finds that the […]

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Clair-de-Lune

Posted on July 13, 2012. Filed under: Ballet, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Young Clair-de-Lune is the daughter of a famous dancer in the 1850’s. Her father is gone, never talked about, and her mother is gone, too. Clair-de-Lune’s mother was called La Lune, and she danced a solo in a ballet about swans long before Anna Pavlova and “The Dying Swan.”  One night, when Clair-de-Lune was just […]

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