Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Kids' Corner, Memoir, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Middle Grade Books in Review (July 2017) #DiverseKidLit

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Hello bookworms!

Today I’m back with another set of reviews for my Kids’ Corner feature of my blog.  I’m excited to share a few thoughts about 3 AMAZING diverse middle grade books.

*Books included in this post: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, & The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Book Review: In the Light of What We See by Sarah Painter

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I admit it.  I requested this one based purely off the stunning cover.  I have no shame, but do I have regret?  Maybe a little.  Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to love this book for superficial reasons, it did not come through for me.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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I think it is pretty obvious why I requested this book for review.  I took one look at that cover and knew I needed to see what it was all about.  After reading the synopsis that included buzz words like sailing, epic, mythic, imagination, fantastical, etc.  I was all in!

There was something almost gravitational about this story that pulled me in from the very first page…

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs

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I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children back in October because I like to read “not so scary” books to get me in the Halloween spirit.  I know what you are thinking…

“If you read this back in October, why are you posting your review at Christmas time?”

What can I say?  I like to keep you on your toes.  I’m sure you all are sick of the book reviews of Christmas time reads, so I thought I would mix things up for you all.

You’re welcome.

It definitely does not have anything to do with the fact that I am behind on my reviews…still.  Nope.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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When my book club was throwing around book ideas for our October book of the month, A Monster Calls immediately came to mind.  I wanted something “Halloween-ish but not scary” and on the shorter side because October tends to be a busy month for most people.   A Monster Calls was definitely outside of most of the groups comfort zones, but it ended up being a big hit.

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