Book Review: L, Change the World

L, Change the World by M Translated by Takami Nieda Series: Death Note 2007. 188 pages. Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: In an alternative continuity in the Death Note setting, ace detective L's name has been written in a Death Note. He has twenty-three days to bring a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stone Fox

Stone Fox by James Reynolds Gardiner Illustrated by Greg Hargreaves 1980. 96 pages. Genre: Childrens, Historical Fiction My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Green Mansions

Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson 1904. 320 pages. Genre: Romance, Classic My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: The curious call of an unseen bird lures a young European explorer deeper and deeper into the jungle, where he encounters the source of the siren song--a lovely, half-wild girl with mysterious powers. Thus begins... Continue Reading →

To Be a Roach, To Be a Human

Because these stories are so short and closely related, I decided to do a double review for them, so that they might be properly compared and discussed without the headache of switching back and forth between two different posts. Franz Kafa's Metamorphosis is a familiar classic that tells the tale of an overworked young man... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 348 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 2 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Witches Guide to Murder

A Witch's Guide to Murder by Aubrey Harper 2015. 246 pages. Series:  Book & Candle Mystery, Book 1 Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Paranormal Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars  Summary:  When Rory Wiltz inherits her grandmother's house and shop, she sees it as a sign to move back to her hometown of Hazelville, Ohio. She... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Swap

The Swap by Megan Shull 2014. 382 pages. Genre: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Contemporary Age Range: 10-14 years old Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  “YOU BE ME... AND I'LL BE YOU.” ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. JACK spent it training in "The... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 425 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 1 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Haunting Charlie

Haunting Charlie by Wendy Wang 2017. 332 pages Series: Witches of Palmetto Point, Book 1 Genre: Paranormal, Thriller Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  All Charlie Payne wants is to lead a normal life and to be a good mom. But Charlie’s not exactly normal. She's from a long line of witches and... Continue Reading →

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