Normally this isn't my type of book AT ALL, but I loved it. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the descriptions and reading passages to whomever happened to be nearby! The similes and metaphors are fresh and powerful and the humor is believable. I think Smale's modeling experience shines through in her writing. It's her insightful observations of human nature that makes the book so darn funny.
Definitely an author I'm going to follow and I'll be putting a couple copies of this title on our library shelves.
Harriet Manners does not intend to break her best friend's heart by landing the career opportunity that Nat has dreamed of her whole life. She does not set out to make her parents angry with her and she certainly doesn't mean to downplay their roles as parents, but she does all of this and more in Smale's hilarious debut novel.
This is the perfect book for girls who want a little bit of humor, a little romance, and a whole lot of laughing out loud as you turn the pages!
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.