Monday, January 2, 2017

When Dreams Come True Book Review

When Dreams Come True is a British coming-of-age novel about Charlie (Charlotte) who would rather be biking or palling around with her three best friends Toby, Max, and Allie. But as the new school year starts, her friends, especially Allie, seem to be more interested in the opposite sex.When Dreams Come True

Rebecca Emin
Gingersnap Books
Fiction, Middle Grades, Young Adult

Publication Date: February 3, 2016


When Dreams Come True is a British coming-of-age novel about Charlie (Charlotte) who would rather be biking or palling around with her three best friends Toby, Max, and Allie. But as the new school year starts, her friends, especially Allie, seem to be more interested in the opposite sex. While Charlie doesn't understand this sudden change, she finds herself having some of the same feelings.

When her aunt becomes suddenly ill, Charlie ends up missing school as her parents take care of her aunt, but she's still able to catch up with her friends when they come to visit on the weekend.

Led by teenage emotions and coming-of-age confusions, When Dreams Come True is a good read for someone who wants a book that focuses on crushes and first kisses. Other parts of the plot, like Aunt Jenny's illness and some family drama, are not as well developed.

If you’re interested in reading When Dreams Come True, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon




*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.



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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Noah Webster's Fighting Words Book Review

Noah Webster's Fighting Words is a fun mix of interesting history and facts coupled with a fictionalized ghost of Webster who inserts his opinion by occasionally editing or rewriting sections of the text. Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Tracy Nelson Maurer (Author)
Mircea Catusanu (Illustrator)
Millbrook Press
Children’s Nonfiction

Publication Date: April 1, 2017


Noah Webster's Fighting Words is a fun mix of interesting history and facts coupled with a fictionalized ghost of Webster who inserts his opinion by occasionally editing or rewriting sections of the text.

Kids will appreciate Webster's aim to simplify spelling but may be glad that his idea to create new letters for an American alphabet didn't catch on. Catusanu's collage-style illustrations are the perfect match for the story combining modern graphic design and historical images which match the blend of historical nonfiction and whimsical ghost editing.

If you’re interested in reading Noah Webster's Fighting Words, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon 


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