Archive for June, 2012

The Dragon Princess

Posted on June 25, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books, Misleading Books | Tags: , , , , , , |

This book looked good in the library. But when I got home and read it, I was tremendously disappointed. It has a very good concept– a princess turns into a dragon when she gets angry. But she’s not a cute little pink dragon, but a enormous, green-scaled, fire breathing one. She scares away just about […]

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Lawrence Yep Books

Posted on June 22, 2012. Filed under: Shelf of Shame | Tags: , , , |

One of my least favorite authors ever is Lawrence Yep. I have not read any books by him for boys, but I have read several girls’ books by him. One thing I think is a little odd is that he writes stories in first person about girls, but he, obviously, is not a girl. First […]

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Iris, Messenger

Posted on June 21, 2012. Filed under: Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Eleven-year-old Iris is always daydreaming. She spends most of her time with her head up in the clouds, even during school. She’s always landing in detention, thanks to strangely sadistic teachers, and she’s the least popular kid in Erebus Middle School. But on her twelfth birthday, she receives a book about Greek Mythology from an […]

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Escape to West Berlin

Posted on June 16, 2012. Filed under: Girls' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , , |

Escape to West Berlin is one of my all-time favorite books. It’s set in East Berlin in the year 1961. It is what it sounds like– the family is trying to escape to West Berlin. The main character’s, Heidi’s, father is a “border crosser” — someone who works in the west but lives in the […]

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The Last Musketeer

Posted on June 15, 2012. Filed under: Boys' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , |

While on vacation in France, the main character, 14-year-old Greg, follows an evil villain back in time to 17th century France. Thankfully, he speaks fluent French. In an attempt to save his parents from execution, he finds three of the four musketeers mentioned in┬áThe Three Musketeers. However, all are younger than in the book, about […]

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Hello, World!

Posted on June 15, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

My mission in this website is to help people find really good books that they might not notice otherwise. To me, it’s saddening to see the cheesy series books in the library worn to pieces while amazing stories by no-name authors sit on the shelf, untouched. This website is not about classic literature, either. People […]

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