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My Book Bucket List Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is the seventh book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post to vote for my next book! Pages: 376 Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult/Coming-of-Age/Classic Publication Date: July 11, 1960 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Family, Race, Persecution, Prejudice Young Jean Louise (Scout) lives in the small Southern town of Maycomb. Both her and her brother, Jem, find…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Book Review: A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

Pages: 333 Genre: Fiction/Animals Publication Date: May 9, 2017 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Pet Adoption, Love, Home, Animal Mistreatment, Human-Dog Relationship, Hope This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Macmillan-Tor/Forge. Puppy Bella first experiences a connection with stray cats. However, the pull a human has over her is hard for her deny. When she meets human Lucas, they…… Continue reading Book Review: A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

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ARC Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Pages: 400 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Mental Health Publication Date: September 1, 2018 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Mental Health, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Suicide, Animal Abuse, Healing, Acceptance This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Harlequin Teen. Can Lily escape the seemingly inevitability of being diagnosed with schizophrenia? Her best friend, Sawyer, seems to think so. Her dad doesn’t. Lily? She isn’t…… Continue reading ARC Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Adventure · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Children Readathon · Classic · Middle Grade · Re-read · Readathon · Young Adult

Book Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Pages: 206 Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade/Fantasy/Adventure/Classic Publication Date: October 16, 1950 Themes: Courage, Bravery, Friendship, Sibling Bond, Determination This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Young Adult. Young Lucy walks into a wardrobe that leads to an amazing world called Narina. A world where animals talk,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

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ARC Review: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Pages: 240 Genre: Children/Middle Grade/Realistic Fiction Publication Date: October 2, 2018 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Identity, Loss, Adoption, Orphan, Family, Friendship, Growing Up This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Candlewick Press. Young Louisiana is dragged out of bed by her eccentric grandmother. Though it is common for Granny to make rash decisions, there doesn’t seem to…… Continue reading ARC Review: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Children Readathon · Historical Fiction · Readathon

Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Pages: 137 Genre: Children/Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1989 Themes: Courage, Bravery, Secrets, Protection, Friendship, Fear, Determination This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Award Winners. Annemarie Johansen learns the true meaning of bravery as her and her family assist a Jewish family, the Rosens, during the Nazis occupation…… Continue reading Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

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Children’s Readathon Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Poetry Publication Date: September 3, 1947 Themes: Appreciation, Nighttime Routine This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Picture Books. A young rabbit notices the objects in and outside his room. He says good night to all of them.   This cute picture book…… Continue reading Children’s Readathon Book Review: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown