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.
"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.
This book was beautifully written. It's written like a collection of poetry, with different poems from different character's perspectives, and I loved how that made the reader focus more on the characters' emotional & mental state, rather than trying to line up what part of the story we were at.
Joyce's family is driving her crazy - especially considering she has to share a room with her sister who thinks she sees UFOs and loves her guinea pig more than she loves Joyce. Or anything, for that matter. But it's ok because Joyce has come up with the perfect solution: she's moving to the roof.
This book makes you think, and it makes you feel. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this book.
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.
I know that everyone was so worried that I had stopped making those videos where I recap my feelings upon re-reading the Harry Potter series. Fear not! I have continued - with The Order of the Phoenix.
Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind, and he's only twelve years old. Captain Holly Short is a fairy police officer. And their paths are about to cross in a manner no human, or fairy, could have anticipated.
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 …
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Division 3 and up Received: Library Publication Date: February 2, 2016 Publisher: Philomel Books 5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: In the winter of 1945, thousands of refugees travel through East Prussia to the coast of the Baltic Sea, in the hopes that they will be able …