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  • pipermc11
    pipermc11 has read this book.
    By McKenna Ruebush
    About 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11's book review was featured in Patrick Griffin's Last Breakfast on Earth.
    Patrick has always found it difficult to fit in, but he's never had to fit in with a whole different universe! When 12 year old Patrick Griffith is caught into another world, he must find his way through a new way of reading, government, and different names for everyday objects. In the meantime, while Patrick was transported into a new universe, some objects from other universes end up on Earth as well! As all three universes intertwine, it becomes clear that something is amiss. I personally loved Patrick's character, and he had a certain charm while still being sarcastic/sassy, and he wasn't washed out by the large cast of characters, plot lines, and universes. One criticism I would have is that on the world Patrick was transported too was slightly too different from Earth. I found it hard to follow at some points, and while the length of the book allowed for the necessary world building to occur, it dragged at some points as a result. In specific, when Ith changed the way that words were read, but yet had the same language, I found it slightly hard to believe. Overall, however, I found the world fascinating with intriguing characters and the author was able to balance the various plot lines very well!
    Over 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11 added a book review.
    Patrick has always found it difficult to fit in, but he's never had to fit in with a whole different universe! When 12 year old Patrick Griffith is caught into another world, he must find his way through a new way of reading, government, and different names for everyday objects. In the meantime, while Patrick was transported into a new universe, some objects from other universes end up on Earth as well! As all three universes intertwine, it becomes clear that something is amiss. I personally loved Patrick's character, and he had a certain charm while still being sarcastic/sassy, and he wasn't washed out by the large cast of characters, plot lines, and universes. One criticism I would have is that on the world Patrick was transported too was slightly too different from Earth. I found it hard to follow at some points, and while the length of the book allowed for the necessary world building to occur, it dragged at some points as a result. In specific, when Ith changed the way that words were read, but yet had the same language, I found it slightly hard to believe. Overall, however, I found the world fascinating with intriguing characters and the author was able to balance the various plot lines very well!
    Over 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11 has read this book.
    Over 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11 added a book review.
    This was such an incredibly well-written middle-grade novel that somehow makes being a princess something that is very relatable. Meg Cabot did a fantastic job weaving the classic hilarity and warm-heartedness from the original Princess Diaries and relating to younger girls and their struggles with school, boys, and mean girls. I found myself nodding my head so many times throughout this book, whether it be from her horrible cousin who's rude for no particular reason, to best friends that will share everything and anything. I also loved the return of the old characters, such as Mia, Michael, and Grandmere and how they were perfectly incorporated into the story! Olivia is stuck in the middle of her sister Mia's wedding, and juggling dancing classes, regular classes, and some pretty creepy guys that have crushes on her at school. She somehow manages to handle all of this while maintaining how a princess should act. I would recommend this to any middle schooler (specifically girls) and I think they'll relate to it as much as I did!
    Over 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11's book review was featured in Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess.
    This was such an incredibly well-written middle-grade novel that somehow makes being a princess something that is very relatable. Meg Cabot did a fantastic job weaving the classic hilarity and warm-heartedness from the original Princess Diaries and relating to younger girls and their struggles with school, boys, and mean girls. I found myself nodding my head so many times throughout this book, whether it be from her horrible cousin who's rude for no particular reason, to best friends that will share everything and anything. I also loved the return of the old characters, such as Mia, Michael, and Grandmere and how they were perfectly incorporated into the story! Olivia is stuck in the middle of her sister Mia's wedding, and juggling dancing classes, regular classes, and some pretty creepy guys that have crushes on her at school. She somehow manages to handle all of this while maintaining how a princess should act. I would recommend this to any middle schooler (specifically girls) and I think they'll relate to it as much as I did!
    Over 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11's book review was featured in The Glass Castle (Free Preview) (Thirteen).
    This book was so unique in it's execution of a storyline that has been rehashed time and time again, and was a breath of fresh air for the troupe of having someone kidnapped, and therefore being forced to follow a set of rules, despite having a rebellion in the working. However, The Glass Castle produced original characters who could stand up for themselves, such as Avery, who was by far one of my favorite children's book female characters, partly because she seemed to not make the same mistakes that other characters have made that seem very obvious to the reader. Instead, she had a clear plan, and instead of being distracted by other obstacles, she focused on what she believed to be important, and didn't lose sight of her goal. I also absolutely loved the setting of the story, to be in a historical era with a school, as I'll probably never tire from boarding schools, especially ones set in the past! Overall, this was probably one of the best children's books that I have read, and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book in the series!
    Over 6 years ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11 added a book review.
    This book was so unique in it's execution of a storyline that has been rehashed time and time again, and was a breath of fresh air for the troupe of having someone kidnapped, and therefore being forced to follow a set of rules, despite having a rebellion in the working. However, The Glass Castle produced original characters who could stand up for themselves, such as Avery, who was by far one of my favorite children's book female characters, partly because she seemed to not make the same mistakes that other characters have made that seem very obvious to the reader. Instead, she had a clear plan, and instead of being distracted by other obstacles, she focused on what she believed to be important, and didn't lose sight of her goal. I also absolutely loved the setting of the story, to be in a historical era with a school, as I'll probably never tire from boarding schools, especially ones set in the past! Overall, this was probably one of the best children's books that I have read, and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book in the series!
    Over 6 years ago
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    pipermc11 has read this book.
    Over 6 years ago

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