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  • 400bella
    400bella has joined a book club.
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  • llpanda
    llpanda added a book review.
    I really like books that make me think from a different perspective. This book looks like one of them that would be really good.
    10 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9's book review was featured in The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence.
    This book stars out Ivy Sparrow and her older brother in an ambulance, rushing their Granma Sylvie to the hospital. But they have no idea what is in store for them once after they arrive. Right away Granma Sylvie is taken into care. Ivy and Seb's parents are on their way. All appears to be fine(except for the strange man Ivy saw poking around the hospital). But then Ivy and Seb return home-to find it completely trashed. When they are investigating the scene, a strange force of toilet-brush wielding policemen show up. To make things worse they want Ivy and Seb! Ivy and Seb manage to escape with the help of another fugitive Valian. After they arrive at their destination they are amazed. They find themselves in an underground world-Lundinor. In Lundinor, ordinary objects have incredible powers. There are buttons with healing powers, talking bells, candles that make the holder invisible. But the world of Lundinor has secrets buried. Ivy and Seb discover that their family is connected to this uncommon world, and they have no idea of who they can trust. They must race to discover the truth and get to the bottom of hidden history before time runs out. One thing I liked about this book is that it started out with a bang. The story starts right away, with plenty of action. I also like how all the information we receive about this uncommon world is woven into the story, so it doesn't distract from the story. I'm very excited to read the second installment in this series! Jennifer Bell did an amazing job of creating this underground world, it is a completely new concept. I haven't read anything like it, making it even more enjoyable. I recommend this book to middle school and high school readers. I think older elementary kids would also enjoy it. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    12 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    This book stars out Ivy Sparrow and her older brother in an ambulance, rushing their Granma Sylvie to the hospital. But they have no idea what is in store for them once after they arrive. Right away Granma Sylvie is taken into care. Ivy and Seb's parents are on their way. All appears to be fine(except for the strange man Ivy saw poking around the hospital). But then Ivy and Seb return home-to find it completely trashed. When they are investigating the scene, a strange force of toilet-brush wielding policemen show up. To make things worse they want Ivy and Seb! Ivy and Seb manage to escape with the help of another fugitive Valian. After they arrive at their destination they are amazed. They find themselves in an underground world-Lundinor. In Lundinor, ordinary objects have incredible powers. There are buttons with healing powers, talking bells, candles that make the holder invisible. But the world of Lundinor has secrets buried. Ivy and Seb discover that their family is connected to this uncommon world, and they have no idea of who they can trust. They must race to discover the truth and get to the bottom of hidden history before time runs out. One thing I liked about this book is that it started out with a bang. The story starts right away, with plenty of action. I also like how all the information we receive about this uncommon world is woven into the story, so it doesn't distract from the story. I'm very excited to read the second installment in this series! Jennifer Bell did an amazing job of creating this underground world, it is a completely new concept. I haven't read anything like it, making it even more enjoyable. I recommend this book to middle school and high school readers. I think older elementary kids would also enjoy it. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    12 days ago
  • snicker9
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    12 days ago
  • llpanda
    llpanda added a book review.
    I read this book and thought that it was really cute. Narwhal is determined to become a superhero (because how hard could it be?) after lunch. Jelly is not so sure Narwhal will be able to do it. After all what would his super power be? Narwhal believes he can be super. All he needs is a disguise, a cool costume and a little bit of kindness to be the super hero he wants to be. This book would be good for littler kids who want an easy read.
    15 days ago
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  • llpanda
    llpanda's book review was featured in The Forgetting.
    What if everyone forgot who they were and you were the only one who remembered. Every twelve years everyone in Canaan forgets everything about themselves and each other. The only way to remember is their books tied to their wrists that they must write the truth in each day, but Nadia has a secret... she can remember. She remembers the Forgetting when her father tore the pages about her mother and sisters from his book and left them, she remembers hitting the glassblower's son Grant, and she remembers the horrible things that happen after all the Forgettings. But this time Nadia is going to come clean to her family about her memory. She's going to find a place where they can all live together away from the Forgetting so she goes over the forbidden wall. But time for Nadia is running out ,the Forgetting is coming closer and closer. Can she find somewhere safe in time? This is an amazing book! I recommend it to grades seventh and up.
    About 1 month ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9's book review was featured in Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today.
    Lauren Tarshis has written many thrilling books, the most famous being her historical fiction series, I Survived. These past few years I have enjoyed reading Lauren's works, and the way she was able to portray the main character in these national disasters. So I was very excited when I got my hands on a copy of this book, Tornado Terror. I was interested to see how Lauren would tie a story and facts together. This is a nonfiction book, but Lauren had just the right combination of pure facts and narrative that would enthrall any reader. Inside book, both tornadoes featured, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 and the Joplin Tornado of 2011 have a short story of a young person-just as she writes in the fiction series. The interesting thing about these stories, is that they are actually based on a real person and that person's experiences. It isn't a complete work of fiction narrative. But there was more than just stories. There were many pictures, and tidbits about "normal" life during that time period. There were also specific facts about both tornadoes, and tornadoes in general. I also enjoyed reading about what storm chasers are, and famous tornado scientists. I recommend this book for elementary and middle school, but it would also interest some younger highschoolers. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    About 1 month ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Lauren Tarshis has written many thrilling books, the most famous being her historical fiction series, I Survived. These past few years I have enjoyed reading Lauren's works, and the way she was able to portray the main character in these national disasters. So I was very excited when I got my hands on a copy of this book, Tornado Terror. I was interested to see how Lauren would tie a story and facts together. This is a nonfiction book, but Lauren had just the right combination of pure facts and narrative that would enthrall any reader. Inside book, both tornadoes featured, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 and the Joplin Tornado of 2011 have a short story of a young person-just as she writes in the fiction series. The interesting thing about these stories, is that they are actually based on a real person and that person's experiences. It isn't a complete work of fiction narrative. But there was more than just stories. There were many pictures, and tidbits about "normal" life during that time period. There were also specific facts about both tornadoes, and tornadoes in general. I also enjoyed reading about what storm chasers are, and famous tornado scientists. I recommend this book for elementary and middle school, but it would also interest some younger highschoolers. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    About 1 month ago

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