Sureika read Eden’s Wish by M. Tara Crowl and she liked it a lot. Don’t believe me? Let her tell you herself:
I think Eden’s Wish is an amazing book. A refreshing view on the “Genie and the lamp” story.
It was a wonderful story.
I feel like on a starred review, it would be a 6 out of 5, if that’s possible.
This book will be available on September 1, 2015.
Abbey is one of our teen Readers Circle reviewers. She read Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud and here’s what she had to say:
If you like to sit down and read an entire book in one afternoon (who doesn’t?) “Pretending To Be Erica” by Michelle Painchaud is absolutely the novel for you. This title is perfect for those who like a John Green twist of romance, with that ever pleasing dose of comedy. Hopefully Painchaud plans to divulge the audience with a sequel because the ending to her first page-turning novel will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.
Violet was trained for this her whole life… taking on the currently vacant life of the insidiously wealthy Erica Silverman. The real Erica was kidnapped right outside of her Kindergarten school at the age of four and never seen again. Violet, was raised a foster child, but at the age of five was adopted as an apprentice for Sal, the best con artist on the west side of the Mississippi. Luckily for the Sal, Violet shared the same blood type as Erica, along with a striking facial similarity. After the years of studying every detail of the Silverman’s lives, Violet is finally ready to take on the role of a lifetime, and fool Mrs. Silverman, and the rest of Vegas to retrieve a priceless painting right out from under the noses of the people who care for her most. She must use her intuition, and calculate every decision to avoid getting caught. Violet hides herself deep inside, and takes on the life of Erica, but she soon discovers that walking the line between the two is harder than she first anticipated. Violet is a brand new type of heroine that may cause you to redefine your idea of protagonist, which makes for a riveting debut.
I recommend this book to everyone and hope that everyone who reads it will enjoy it as much as I do.
This book will be published on July 21, 2015.
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Yes, the same Maddie. She’s been a busy reader and reviewer. I’m afraid we’re going to run out of books for her at this rate! her second review today is for The Friendship Garden: Green Thumbs-Up! by Jenny Meyerhoff.
The Friendship Garden is about a girl named Anna. She’s 8 and just moved to Chicago so her teacher assigns her to a group of kids for a project. They have to think of an idea and present it to the class. Anna gets paired with a boy named Reed and a girl named Kaya. When Anna goes home with Kaya’s nanny Daisy, there’s a garden bed that’s really rundown. They call it the Plant Junkyard. Anna has an idea to make a club that’s call The Friendship Garden. They want to get permission to clean up the old garden bed. If not, the owner will build a new shed for tools.
It’s exciting to see what happens because you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
It would be great for kids who like books that are sweet and there are kind-hearted people.
This book will be published on August 25th.
Sureika–another of our rock star reviewers–read Blue Baillett’s Pieces and Players and here’s her review:
It was kind of a strange book, filled with connections most people wouldn’t notice.
The People were very realistic. The paintings sounded so intriguing that I wanted to go see one.
On a starred review, it would be a 4.
This book is available now.
Eloise is quickly becoming one of our “rock star” reviewers. Here’s what she had to say about E.D. Baker’s The Golden Match (the title on this one has been changed to The Perfect Match, but I like The Golden Match better):
I really liked The Golden Match. In it Cory finds Goldilocks a boyfriend, but he is already about to marry someone else!
On a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 9. I thought that The Golden Match was funny. It is a good book for kids ages 8-13. The Golden Match is a sequel to The Fairytale Matchmaker in which Cory quits the Tooth fairy guild and finds out she is a cupid. Both books are equally good. I really hope that E.D. Baker writes a third book.
Fairy Tale Matchmaker: The Perfect Match (the official title) will be published on October 6.
Maddie read The Naughty List by Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson and these are her thoughts:
This book is about a girl, Bobbie, who likes black and her brother who wants a new game set for Christmas, but they don’t have enough money to get it. Bobbie enters a Santa contest at the mall but doesn’t win. Some elves play tricks on her and so she accidentally steals the game system her brother wants and hides it in her next door neighbor’s yard. Her brother finds it the next day and their mother thinks Tad stole it. Bobbie finds some elves to get Tad off the “naughty” list. This book was exciting and adventurous and funny. The creatures, like General Frostman who hates the snow, are interesting. The beginning doesn’t talk about the “naughty” list, just Bobbie, but it started being interesting at Chapter 2. I would recommend this for people who like funny stuff and adventurous stuff.
This book will be available September 22.