Everything Sad is Untrue
I really liked the idea of this book - a girl loses her mother in a tragic accident, and then, almost a year later, when the girl is cleaning up her mom's "studio" she finds her cell phone, with seven different messages which the mom never had a chance to hear. When Luna starts listening to the messages, which she feels is the ONLY thing to do, she finds out more and more about her mom that she didn't know.
It sounded great when I read the back but after the beginning to establish the setting, it really dragged for me in parts. I also don't enjoy books that just drift into an ending. There's no tight resolution, no significant character development, no aha moments.... overall, the ending really ruined the entire book for me.
There will be some grade eight girls who will enjoy it, but I won't be pushing it too hard.
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.