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  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Jade has attended a private school far away from her poor neighborhood for several years, and she tries to make the most of every opportunity she has. One of those opportunities is being invited to Women to Women, a mentorship program. But this opportunity doesn't seem like a positive to Jade, especially as she learns more about her mentor Maxine and their differences become more and more obvious. I loved this book! I felt like I was feeling Jade's emotions as she was navigating school troubles and relationships at home and with friends. The narrative was authentic and descriptive. I recommend this book to older kids, especially girls. I think that some of the plot would be harder to comprehend for younger kids. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    About 16 hours ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Eleven-year-old P.T. Wilkie lives at the Wonderland Motel that his mother and grandfather own, and he happens to be great at weaving tall tales. The Wonderland Motel is the best hotel ever in his opinion. Not only is there ice cream and a pool, but there is a wonderful collection of unique statues - including a giant frog slide and a huge dinosaur statue. But sadly the Wonderland Motel is in financial trouble since what they don't have is customers. P.T. Wilkie and his new friend Gloria (who happens to know all things business) are determined to find a way to save the Wonderland before it's too late. And the way to do it may just be to make-up some stories. This book was funny and unique and had wonderful characters. I recommend this book to elementary and middle grade students, and some older kids would enjoy it as well. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
    1 day ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Nikki Maxwell is starting eighth grade at a new school and this book is her personal diary of the funny and disastrous events that she continuously finds herself in. I would compare this book to the girl's version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I recommend this book to kids who enjoy reading easy-to-read books that are funny and authentic and highlight true coming-of-age experiences that a kid goes through. I rate this book 3 out of 5 books.
    1 day ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    This graphic novel is about a few animals who have been categorized as bad guys - Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake and Mr. Shark. But now they have decided they want to be good guys. All they have to do is figure out how. Their first mission: free the 10,000 chickens from their cramped cages. But they're going to need help to do it. I didn't really like this book, I think it is just meant for really young kids. But for older kids who like graphic novels it might be more enjoyable than it was to me. I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars.
    8 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9's book review was featured in Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin.
    This story is about 12 year old Rump-who was only given half his name before his mother died. In his town your name is your destiny - and his name is a joke. Orphaned young Rump lives with his elderly grandmother and must work in mines to find gold like everyone else. Then Rump discovers that he has inherited his mother's ability to spin straw into gold - something that his grandmother hid from him. Rump experiments with his magic, but soon find that a price comes with it. Soon Rump is forced to go on a journey and find his name and try to fix the mistakes his magic has caused. This book is a twist on the fairy-tale Rumpelstiltskin. I found it very entertaining, and there were plot twists at every corner-even though I was familiar with the classic tale and knew the general outcome of the story. The author was very creative in how she stayed true to elements of the original, but also put her own spin on the story. I recommend this book to anyone who loves fairy-tales and even those who don't. This book is great for middle grade aged kids who love adventures and fantasy, although I believe older people will also enjoy it. Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars
    16 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    This story is about 12 year old Rump-who was only given half his name before his mother died. In his town your name is your destiny - and his name is a joke. Orphaned young Rump lives with his elderly grandmother and must work in mines to find gold like everyone else. Then Rump discovers that he has inherited his mother's ability to spin straw into gold - something that his grandmother hid from him. Rump experiments with his magic, but soon find that a price comes with it. Soon Rump is forced to go on a journey and find his name and try to fix the mistakes his magic has caused. This book is a twist on the fairy-tale Rumpelstiltskin. I found it very entertaining, and there were plot twists at every corner-even though I was familiar with the classic tale and knew the general outcome of the story. The author was very creative in how she stayed true to elements of the original, but also put her own spin on the story. I recommend this book to anyone who loves fairy-tales and even those who don't. This book is great for middle grade aged kids who love adventures and fantasy, although I believe older people will also enjoy it. Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars
    16 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    A Time to Die is one of my new favorite books. Nadine Brandes's narrative is a wonderful balance of description, action and dialogue that really brings Parvin's world to life. And the concept behind the book is really unique and Brandes pulls it off beautifully. The whole idea is that every person is given a clock at birth, that counts down to the person's death. But Parvin Blackwater has been sharing a clock with her twin brother, both managing to evade the authorities questions. But the clock runs out in less than a year - and the twins don't know who it belongs to. Parvin believes it is her clock, and decides she wants to do something with the rest of her life - a quest that ends with her being thrown through the Wall ( a death sentence). She surprisingly survives, finds a whole other civilization and now must struggle to survive and fit in in this new world. There were twists and turns and amidst it all is Parvin's struggle to figure out what her faith to God truly means, and figure out the secrets her brother has kept from her. I recommend this book to dystopian and fantasy fans, as well as people who enjoy reading Christian fiction. I recommend this to middle school ages and above. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    18 days ago
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    snicker9 has read this book.
    18 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Bad Kitty is the first book of the popular comic series about Kitty, a mischievous cat who gets up to a lot of trouble. Like the others of the series, Bad Kitty is a funny and easy read. In this book Kitty ends up getting sent to camp...a camp for dogs that is. Will this new adventure end in disaster? Or will Kitty survive the wilderness? I would recommend it to elementary school kids. I think some middle grade kids would like it as well, it is just a little below their reading level. I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.
    23 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9's book review was featured in The School for Good and Evil.
    Every few years two children are taken in the middle of the night - the best and the worst. Years later they appear as characters - as heroes and villains -in fairytale books that appear in the town. Sophie has dreamed of going to the School for Good and becoming the perfect princess. But her best friend Agatha is completely opposite from her, with a fondness for black clothes and cats, and keeps to herself. Everyone assumes that she will the other child taken from the village, but will attend the School for Evil. But things are completely turned upside down and both girls are out of their element when they are switched. Sophie is forced into the School for Evil and Agatha is a student at the School for Good. All Agatha wants to do is go home. All Sophie wants is to be taken to her true school, and win the heart of her true love. Will their friendship survive as they are set against one another? Will they find what they both think is their happily ever after? Or was the mistake really not a mistake at all? The School for Good and Evil is one of my new favorite books! Going into reading it, I thought that the concept wouldn't be pulled off right, but I was wrong, and it was amazing! My favorite part was definitely watching the character growth of Agatha and Sophie, as well as their interactions with the characters around them. It really pulled me into the character's heads, and I never was bored, I always wanted to keep reading. I love reading books about fairytale stories, and I thought this was a really original tale about how fairytales come about. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to fairytale and fantasy lovers.
    23 days ago

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