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Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)

*Just a little disclaimer, you don't have to have read the first book, Smile, in order to read this one. They're companion novels and they all surround Raina's experiences growing up.* Absolutely love the artwork in these graphic novels. So detailed, yet not too much in the slightest. I've pretty much come to the conclusion… Continue reading Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)

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Review: Journey From Skioria by Kandi J. Wyatt

Summary: A middle-grade fantasy tale following a young girl, Tania, as she finds herself lost in an unknown world called Skioria, full of mystical creatures called Skiorians, Terrans, and Avarians. These new friends embark on a journey to help get Tania back home to the human world. Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure Release Date: September… Continue reading Review: Journey From Skioria by Kandi J. Wyatt

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Review: The King of Average by Gary Schwartz

Summary: The adventures of a boy named James, who has had to endure the pain and frustration of feeling lonely and unwanted his entire life, and his band of vivacious and entertaining friends who travel across a mystical land trying to help James discover his true purpose and worth. Genre: Middle Grade Page Length: 228… Continue reading Review: The King of Average by Gary Schwartz

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Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk #1) by Iain Reading

Summary: A strong-willed, funny, and adventurous teenager named Kitty embarks on a journey through the endless skies and, in the first book of the series, has to put together the missing pieces of an ancient mystery involving a mysterious Gold Rush. Page Length: 262 Published: 2012 Pros: Goodreads hit it on the head with their… Continue reading Book Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk #1) by Iain Reading

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Book Review: Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott

Summary: A middle grade novel following the POV's of a white family and a black family in the age of segregation and Jim Crow laws. Page Length: 192 pages Published: 2011 Pros: quick read (one of the things I love about middle grade) contains scenes that are really heartfelt and capture the reality of segregation… Continue reading Book Review: Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott

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Book Review: Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo

Summary: A make-your-own adventure love story set among the beauty of a luxurious ski trip. Page length: (depends on what choices you make but in total 208) Published: 2015 Pros: it's cute it's quick Cons: there's not much depth to the romance sometimes the romances are a little too perfect there's always a happy ending… Continue reading Book Review: Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo

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Dollar Tree Haul #3

Not the biggest fan of intros, hehe, so here's another Dollar Tree Haul. I hope you enjoy it as much as I love finding $1 books!   1. Infamous (Fame Game #1) by Lauren Conrad I haven't read the L.A. Candy series by Conrad or any of her Style books, so I don't know what to… Continue reading Dollar Tree Haul #3

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Book Review: The Adventures Of Lola by Jade Harley

Books like The Adventures Of Lola remind me why, even at 21, I still wholeheartedly love reading middle grade stories. They offer a fresh, funny perspective on life that may go over our heads as we get older and start to get used to the normal day-to-day "adulting." The Adventures of Lola follows a spunky,… Continue reading Book Review: The Adventures Of Lola by Jade Harley

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These Are The Top 10 Books Americans Tried To Ban In 2016

When it comes to banned books, there’s rarely a grey area. On one end, you have more conservative readers who don’t agree with themes such as explicit sex, profanity, and possibly LGBTQ storylines (depending on their stance on it), and on the opposite end, you have the more, for lack of better word, liberal readers… Continue reading These Are The Top 10 Books Americans Tried To Ban In 2016

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Book Review: The Persnickety Princess (Tales from Upon A. Time Book #1) by Falcon Storm

If one of your book weaknesses is fairytales (in this case, the not so typical and expected kind), and a plethora of witty banter and humor sprinkled within, Falcon Storm's The Persnickety Princess is a story I think you'd enjoy. We begin our story by meeting our narrator, Upon A. Time. Yes, you read that… Continue reading Book Review: The Persnickety Princess (Tales from Upon A. Time Book #1) by Falcon Storm