Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Last year I read my first Morgan Matson book and I was completely delighted. After just one book, she became one of my auto-buy authors. And I was not disappointed by Save the Date.

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Ally's been able to fool a lot of smart people. She's made it all the way to 5th grade without anyone (her mother, her brother, her teachers, her classmates) figuring out that she can't read. But Ally has a new teacher, and Mr. Daniels not only sees that Ally doesn't know how to read, but he just might know how to help her.

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark

"The sofa wasn't there on Monday but it was there on Tuesday." River, Freak, and Fiona discover a rare zucchini-coloured crayon in the sofa that mysteriously appeared at their bus-stop, and it quickly puts them in the centre of a dastardly plot to take over the world. Because of course it does.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I had heard so many good things about this series from people who I really trust, so my expectations were pretty high going in. This, as it turns out, was a mistake. I was promised rich politics, morally grey characters, blindsiding betrayal, and fascinating magic. I expected strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. I got none of the above.

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Division 2 and 3 Received: Library Publication Date: September 30, 1999 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. 4 out of 5 stars The Blurb: The Baudelaire children are kind, clever, creative, and intelligent - but that doesn't mean that bad things will not happen to them. And although they have many amazing …

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