I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.
“Below the Moon”, the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination. However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, “Above the Star” to truly appreciate the story.
Michael J. Bowler’s “I Know When You’re Going To Die” follows sixteen-year-old Leonardo Cantrell. One night, while volunteering at a local homeless shelter, Leo has a mysterious encounter with one of the shelter’s residents that will change his life forever.
“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.
“Aline and the Blue Bottle” by Carolina Ugaz-Morán is a wonderful magical story of a girl named Aline who just wants to be like everyone else, normal. In an instant her life changes and she finds out her past is anything but normal.
CeeGee has a gift, she can see things before they happen. She feels as if this gift is a curse, one that she has no control over. Until she meets Mr. Tindale who she confides her “knowings” to. Together they try and use her gift to help people better their lives, no matter how hopeless they seem.
Imagine being stuck in a world rigid in rituals – a place where being different means you’re an outcast and individuality is discouraged. That’s what life is like for Sohmeng Par.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578438313?ie=UTF8&tag=boobyboopub-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=0578438313 The Orangutan Rescue GangJoyce MajorAlegro Publishing (2019)ISBN 9780578438313Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) "The Orangutan Rescue Gang" is a story about Jaylynn, an eleven-year-old girl who moves to Sumatra with her father. She misses her friends and soccer and all the fun things she used to do as a normal [...]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/199911440X?ie=UTF8&tag=boobyboopub-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=199911440X 8 Days in DUMBOMargaret J. McMasterMansbridge Dunn Publishers (2019)ISBN 9781999114404Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “8 Days in DUMBO” by Margaret J. McMaster is a story about a girl named Phoebe and a mystery that takes place in DUMBO. When I saw the title I was curious about what DUMBO [...]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947946129?ie=UTF8&tag=boobyboopub-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1947946129 The Encouragement LettersShanna SpenceBook Liftoff (2017)ISBN 9781947946125Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “The Encouragement Letters” by Shanna Spence is about a boy named Will growing up in England in 1865. The story follows Will as he and his mom (mum) struggle to survive in the new Industrial Revolution. Will’s father [...]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1525538888?ie=UTF8&tag=boobyboopub-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1525538888 Daniel: The Age of DissolutionPeter PactorFreisen Press (2019)ISBN 9781525538889Reviewed by Amy C. (age 15) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “Daniel: The Age of Dissolution” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction drama about the stock market crash in 1929. The story spins around thirteen-year-old Daniel French and his “retinue” as they head to New [...]
BulldogMatt McCrackenOutskirts Press (2019)ISBN 9781977206923Reviewed by Amy C. (age 15) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “Bulldog” by Matt McCracken is an exciting and realistic read with a storyline that pulls you in from the first page. Once I started reading I found it very hard to put down. “Bulldog” is a story about a boy [...]