Great Book!

May 29th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by: ElephantLoverGirl

Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall
by Wendy Mass

This book is about a sixteen year old girl named Tessa.  In gym class, Tessa gets hit really hard and goes to heaven, but she is really dreaming.  She really went to the hospital.  In Tessa's dream, heaven was her hometown mall.  She starts reliving her life, from taking her first steps to going to her high school prom.  This is a great book.  If you read the whole thing then go back to the beginning where Tessa's at the "mall" it will seem different know that you know everything about Tessa that she does.  Tessa is a fun, active troublemaker.  This book is great because it has funny parts, sad parts, happy parts, and surprising parts.  READ THIS BOOK!!!!!





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Definitely Read This Book!!!

May 10th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by:  Booklova

The Mother-Daughter Book Club
by Heather Vogel Frederick

When four moms meet at yoga class they come up with an idea. They bring their daughters together in a mother daughter book club. It includes Emma, a girl who loves to read, is a bit overweight, who is best friends with Jess and is made fun of by Becca and her 'group'. It also includes Cassidy, a girl who loves sports, just moved to Concord and lives with her former fashion model mom and her sister but not her much-loved dad. Also Megan, who is part of Becca's group, loves fashion and has a crazy and healthy mom. It also conatains Jess, who is best friends with Emma, lives on a farm and has a mom who left to go to be on a t.v. show. Throughout the book there are ups and downs, twists and turns.

There are four Mother Daughter Book Club books that I bet you'll love!!!! This is one of my favorite books. The first one is kind of short!!!!



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Out Of This World Book!

May 3rd, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by:  Booklova

Boys Are Dogs
by Leslie Margolis

Annabelle just moved. She finds out that the boys at her new school are gross, mean and annoying. When her mom and her boyfriend, Ted (who Annabelle is uncomfortable around because she doesn't like her mom dating him) get her a puppy, it comes with a manual on how to train her new pooch. After a few days of puppy-training Annabelle realizes a big coincidence. Boys are just like dogs. So Annabelle uses some of her tricks on boys.  Sometimes they came out in success and  sometimes they came out badly.

Two of my favorite things about this awesome chapter book is Annabelle's sense of humor and how she deals with things. I say this in all of my reviews but I'll say it again, this is a good length except for when you finish it. I thought I wouldn't find another great book for a while. There were no illustrations in this book. I think a girl from 8 to 11 would really like this book!!!!



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A Classic!!!!

May 3rd, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by: ElephantLoverGirl

Anne of Green Gables
by L. M. Montgomery

This is a classic book, and it's really good!  Anne is a skinny, freckled, redheaded orphan. People adopt her to be a servant- not a child- then send her back to the orphanage.  She gets adopted by an elderly couple named Marilla and  Matthew. They almost sent her back because they wanted a boy. Then they fall in love with her. The rest of the book is about Anne's
adventures with Matthew and Marilla.

She makes a friend, Diana Barry.  She also goes to teaching school and wins a scholarship. This is a great book and one of a series of 8!







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April 19th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by: ElephantLoverGirl

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger
by Louis Sachar

This book is totally hilarious!  It had me laughing out loud!  The book is a collection of short stories about funny kids on the thirtieth story of a really tall school.  The kids do really funny things.  From finding out that the beloved teacher Ms. Jewls is having a baby to getting a substitute teacher who can read minds to eating Miss Mush's awful cooking, you will never be bored when reading this book!  This is the sequel to Sideways Stories at Wayside School and Wayside School is Falling Down, so you might get confused if you don't read those first.

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April 14th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by: ElephantLoverGirl

by Ingrid Law

When I first saw this book, I was skeptical.  It looked like it would be all about action, which I don't like as much as other kinds of books.  One day I just opened up the book.  When I started reading, I could not stop!  This book is for ages 9-14.  It is perfect for ANY type of kid because it has a little bit of everything.  This book is a mixture of adventure, action, comedy, magic, fun and pretty much everything ele in a great book!

This book is the story of a girl turning thirteen.  Her name is Mibs's.  In Mib's family, everyone gets a special power called a savvy at age thirteen.  Mibs's dad gets hurt ight before her birthday.  Mibs, her brother, and some friends team up to find her father.  They sneak into a truck that delivers bibles to churches and ride to Kansas. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!

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Read This Book!

April 12th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by: ElephantLoverGirl

Deep and Dark and Dangerous
by Mary Downing Hahn

This book is a scary mystery.  However, it is not very scary.  I think anyone ages eight to twelve will love this book.  It is similar to Wait Till Helen Comes and Stolen Children.  Deep and Dark and Dangerous is a nominee for the 2012 Nutmeg award. This book will have you turning pages day and night.

Thirteen year old Ali is looking through boxes when she comes across a torn photo.  She recognizes her mom and her Aunt Dulcie as children at their house in Maine.  But the photo is torn, and Ali discovers a third girl in the photo.  All that she can see is the girl's shoulder and a few strands of hair.  The back of the photo is no help, either.  It says Claire, Dulcie, and T.  When Aunt Dulcie visits, she invites Ali to come to Maine with her to babysit her daughter, Emma.  Ali is dying to go.  Her mother is skeptical, but her dad and Dulcie insist.

In Maine, Emma is a sweet little angel  That is, until Sissy shows up.  Sissy is a mean, nasty girl and a terrible influence on Emma.  Ali is sure that Sissy knows about the torn photo, why her mom and aunt stopped coming to Maine, and why they pretend they don't know anything when they hear the name Teresa Abbott.  Ali is dying to find out what Sissy knows, even though Dulcie has insisted that Emma can't play with Sissy.  Could Sissy be a ghost?  Read on to find out about the mystery of the torn photo.

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Best Book Ever!!!!

April 11th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by: ElephantLoverGirl

by Elise Broach

In this book for ages eight to twelve, Marvin is a beetle living in the Pompaday's house.  The Pompaday's son, James gets a pen and ink set for his birthday.  When Marvin creates an outstanding tiny drawing,  James gets all the credit, and he is expected to do it again.  James and Marvin become friends.  They end up on an exciting journey where they just might save three stolen drawings and one that is expected to be stolen.  But can James bring Marvin to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have him copy a drawing, and bring him home safely?  Read this amazing book to find out!



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Mind-Boggling Book

April 5th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by:  Booklova

City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau

Lina Mayfleet wretchedly wants to be messenger and Doon Harrow desperately wants to be something that could help save Ember on Assignment Day. When Lina is called up she picks out pipeworks laborer which is in the murky and clammy underground of Ember. Doon picks messenger. Both are thwarted until Doon asks Lina to switch with him. Lina loves the job of messenger as she sprints across the city with news. Meanwhile, Doon sneaks a look at the generator. The only thing that makes light in dark the city. Doon was expecting something small, something easy to fix so the city wouldn't crumbling anymore. But it was the opposite. He had no idea how to fix the generator or even understand it.

One day when Lina comes home, her grandma (who takes care of her and her sister Poppy because their mom and dad died) has ripped out all the stuff in their closet. Lina asks what she is doing and her grandma says she is looking for something significant but doesn't know what it is. Then Lina sees Poppy chewing on crumpled paper. Lina takes it out of her mouth and tries to find out what it means. Lina shows a bunch of people of people the piece of paper but nobody seems to care. Finally she decides to tell Doon because he might be interested by something that could possibly save Ember. Doon is fascinated by the piece of paper.

If I told you the rest of the book it would give it away so you are just going to have to read the book. Anyway, this book has no illustrations. Just words but it's not in small print so it's fine. I loved this book so much that I can't explain it! I started the second and there is a third and a fourth too but I don't like the second so far so I don't know if I should recommend it. Have fun reading the book!!!!!!!!!

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I Loved This Awesome Book!

April 5th, 2011 by sweetonbooks

Reviewed by:  Booklova

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life
by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki's dad (who's an exterminator) did such a good job with the bugs in a school that they let Nikki go there for free. So when Nikki sees a present wrapped up for her she thinks it's going to be a cell phone. Her mom gives it to her and when she opens it she sees a book. She flips through the pages. It's blank! After Nikki writes in the diary she swears she will never write in it again. But of course she does. In her diary she writes about the mean girl, Mackenzie. She's always bossing people around and worse, has a locker next to Nikki! She also spills about her crush. Throughout the book some good things will happen and obviously bad things that make this book a great story.

This book had me laughing out loud. Nikki has a great sense of humor and her drawings are pretty funny. There were illustrations in the book that looked as if Nikki drew them. If you've read the review on The Popularity Papers, the pictures are kind of like that. Dork Diaries is like the girl version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid but different too. This book is a good length except for when you finish it. You just want it to keep going. Any person whose read The Popularity Papers, Mackenzie Blue or Diary of a Wimpy Kid would like this book. Also girls eight and pretty much up would LOVE this book!

P.S. There's a second Dork Diaries if you read the first one and enjoy it!

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