A 5-star mystery. Suspenseful with a good story line. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded captureby Brennan and Andrew Ryan. Now Pomerleau is back and linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina.
Interesting read. Josh Hanagarne, a Mormon kid with Tourette’s, found salvation in books and weight lifting. His story gives a better understanding of Tourettes from the inside and a mild view of Mormons. Funny and readable.
I can’t believe I am hooked on a series with Book 1 and book 2 is not out yet. But hooked I am. I like it better than the Game of thrones though they read similarly. There are children of leaders and friends of leaders and betrayal of leaders, and wolves and wolf cubs and Dragons. Adventure and actions scenes are well written. I mostly can keep the characters straight. And it is cold , the land is changing. Something is amiss!
A novel of Historical fiction, looking at the early decades of the 20th century. Hoffman often chooses barely credible characters to tell her story and the Museum of Extraordinary Things is no different. In 1911, Coney Island was home to freak shows and nascent amusement parks. In 1911, immigrants were finding jobs where they worked in dangerous conditions for long hours and in 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist factory burned. All of these historical elements play a role in Hoffman’s novel. And there is a love story that holds the mix together. A very good read.
1993. Lowry wrote one of the first dystopian novels for young people. She wanted to raise concerns about society’s lack of concern for the environment and lack of awareness of community values. The novel is as strong a statement today as it was 20 years ago. The story is simple but compelling.
Extraordinary story of a bookseller on an island off the coast of Massachusetts. He is a good fellow going downhill after the death of his wife but that changes when a copy of a rare and valuable book is stolen. He finds love, romance, friends and community. Well written, good stories, great characters. I loved it! 5 stars!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
written like a Victorian memoir. Lady Trent describes her courage and tenacity on her first dragon investigations. She braves the world of men, travels in uncomfortable conditions and uses her scientific skills to bring to light the world of dragons.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If I could give this 10 stars I would. I knew about the Grimke Sisters, of course, because of their pivotal role in the women’s movement but I never stopped to consider what courage it took to speak out at that time in history. I never considered the context of their courage.
Kidd brings that context to life, vividly. She uses incidents in the lives of the sisters to also bring to life a slave girl about the age of Sarah Grimke. Through Hetty, aka “Handful”, we see the other side of plantation life, the pain and suffering of slavery and the longing for freedom. A great book.
A complex but riveting story of Willow Chance, a middle schooler, a genius, and an outsider. She navigates through life interested in medical diagnoses, counting by sevens, gardening and collecting unusual facts until her parents dies in a car accident. Then her life changes.
The story is not sad. It is a story of resilience and friendship and family. People are better for knowing Willow.