Thank you so much! I'd picked "I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives" by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifrenka, as well as "Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters" by Margaret Dilloway.
I received a large envelope in the mail from DogoBooks - but it was empty. I'm not sure if the books were never placed inside the envelope, or if they fell out during transit. The envelope looked badly damaged. Is there a way I can still receive the books I've earned? Is there someone I can email about this?
Celie is an 11-year old girl - princess, really - who loves Tuesdays at the Castle. Why? Because the Castle seems to have a mind of its own and adds to, subtracts from, and changes itself on the said day. No one knows what will happen next, but Celie takes the time to map out all the changes, and she is the closest to the Castle. So when her parents are presumed dead after they leave to go see her oldest brother's graduation, she must work with her other siblings and the castle itself to keep out greedy strangers and protect their kingdom. This is a really good adventure novel, with twists and turns around every corner. It was a great read!
I’m not a fan of sad stories, so this wasn’t really a fun read... that's why I haven't rated it. However, the tales were in graphic novel form, which was pretty cool. I would only recommend this book to you if you are a fan of Hans Christian Anderson and the story of the Little Match Girl as well as the Red Shoes. There’s also an original in here, called the Glass Case.
Only 4 12-year-olds have been chosen to compete. Their task? To come up with the best-tasting candy. All four have different stories, and yet their lives are interconnected in ways you couldn’t imagine. This is an awesome read! The tale is told through all four perspectives - the beginning being retold 4 times, although each time it has a new, interesting and engaging twist. The end comes together really well and brings together all four tales with no loose ends. It’s also got a twist of fantasy. I would recommend it to anybody that likes a feel-good book. (If I wrote anymore, I’d spoil the read).
Around fifty years ago, the Problem occurred in London. Ghosts and other paranormals have appeared in England with the horrifying ability to torture and kill you. And yet the only people able to sense them and act are children and teens. Say goodbye to being a child and hello to growing up fast. A number of Psychic Agencies have appeared over the last few decades, dedicated to ridding people of the Problem. Lucy, a strong, willful and talented agent comes to London in search of a better job and a better future. But she is denied and instead finds herself accepting a job in the tiniest, most ramshackle agency there is. When their cases go horribly wrong and they run incredibly low on money, they are faced with one chance to redeem themselves: spend a night in the most haunted house in England and come out alive after ridding it of ghosts. And perhaps, for more publicity and the sake of doing good - figure out the reason behind a hidden dead body and the secret of the mansion. This is absolutely one of the best books I’ve read. Although it seems like a horror story, it is written in a way that is scary, suspenseful, witty, but light enough not to give you nightmares. One of the reasons I like it so much is because it is a good all-around story, it has the themes of family, friendship and comradery. It’s also got the touch of medieval English culture. I would recommend this book to everybody - it’s that great.
This book starts off with Sophie being captured by the BFG and taken to the land of giant. However, she soon learns that the BFG is not like the others - he is about half as tall, and doesn’t eat human children. The BFG keeps her safe from the others, and together, they come up with a plan to stop the other giants from eating any more children! I really hope people will read this - before they go watch the movie. It’s a great book, and I really enjoyed it as a child. I would probably recommend it to people in the 8-10 year old range.
Eleven-year old Pru is still dealing with the death of her father, a former Police agent, when she finds a mysterious card in her room, asking “Who is the unbelievable FIB?” She can’t resist a good mystery, so she teams up with the new kid at school, ABE, to figure out what’s going on. Then, a mysterious man named Mr. Fox asks for their help investigating the mythical being invading their town. That’s just the beginning, and soon they discover another world beneath their town, and realize they must find the eye of Odin before anybody else if they want to stop a war that could destroy both the worlds. I thought this was a good book! It has elements of mystery, and it fun to try and stay ahead of the plot. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy books like Rick Riordan’s, as it is about Norse mythology.