Artemis Fowl – The Book I Almost Didn’t Finish


6090919This was a hard one for me, it really was. I am surprised I even finished it after putting it down for over a week. I almost thought I wouldn’t be able to go through with it.

For a long while I had been meaning to read this series. I’ve been wanting to get more into children/middle grade fiction and I figured this would be a good starting place. I had this series in mind for years now and only recently decided to pick it up, hoping perhaps for the next Percy Jackson. That’s not what I got.

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Raymie Nightingale – A Middle Grade Book Review


25937866I must admit, I went into this with few expectations. This is not a typical read for me and I did not know what to expect. What I got was a beautiful, heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and friendship. And I loved it.

The story follows ten-year-old Raymie Clarke, a girl determined to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. The reason or this is that her father has just left home with a dental hygienist, and she believes that if her father sees her in the paper he will come back home.

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The Lost Hero


(Real Rating: 2.5/5)

7736182This is a book that I have been wanting to read for a while now. Every time I would pass by it at a library or a bookstore I would tell myself to pick it up. Finally, I did. And you know what, I was very disappointed by it. In no way did this live up to my expectations.

Before I start let me just say that I am totally biased. Percy Jackson is one of my favorite male characters of all time and the world in which he lives, filled with Greek gods and monsters, is by far one of my favorite to read about. That said, I did not enjoy the fact the Percy Jackson does not appear once in this novel. For that alone I think my enjoyment of this book diminished. Not that Jason didn’t have his moments, he just wasn’t Percy, and will never even come close to being.

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By Tahereh Mafi

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I know that everyone loves this story so please don’t hate, but it just didn’t do it for me. After I finished this book I sat in my room wondering what I had just read and how exactly it was that I felt about it. Do not get me wrong, the book was well written, I just don’t really know what to make of it. Continue reading