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Book Reviews for October

My book reviews for books I've read so far this month:

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic NovelA Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was honestly, a bit hesitant about one of my all-time favorite books being turned into a graphic novel. Sure I've grown to love many graphic novels, but how could one ever express the sheer magnitude and greatness of A Wrinkle in Time?!

Suffice it to say that I was pleasantly surprised and captivated by this graphic novel. Sure it doesn't contain every detail of the book and leaves out parts I love, but overall it tells the story commendably. The blue and black art work is exquisite and portrays the scenes and characters well.

I hope that this GN will interest a new generation in this classic science fiction book and series.

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was EPIC! I loved every bit of it and can't wait to recommend and pass it on to my middle/high school gamers!

Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year In StuffEighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year In Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another book well done by Jennifer Holm. I find the collage style of this book so intriguing and had to read it from cover to cover. Every minute detail and scrap of paper was meaningful and helped me get to know the main character better.

I think my middle school girls will really enjoy this for a quick read.

Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night SchoolWrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School by Marquin Parks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Definitely a book that will be enjoyed by upper elementary and middle school students! Would make a great read aloud as well. The story is quite funny with vivid imagery and characters that will be loved.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Incredible story...still can't believe she actually hiked the PCT with no experience. Quite inspiring!

A rare read for me: non-fiction adult biography

Nevermore (Maximum Ride, #8)Nevermore by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sad to see this series come to an end.

It still feels like it didn't really wrap up...I still have questions...but I suppose they're left for the reader to decide.

The Qwikpick Adventure SocietyThe Qwikpick Adventure Society by Sam Riddleburger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tom Angleberger's first book is funny. I mean, cry and laugh so hard you won't be able to read out loud to your children kind of funny. It is, after all, about a poop fountain. Yes, a poop fountain. It's a great story about friendship, adventure, and poop. I highly recommend reading to students because really, who doesn't enjoy being grossed out hearing about poop?!


  1. Ready Player One was EPIC - total agreement! So glad it's in paperback so I can get it at the library. I also loved 8th is making me sick - a great follow up novel/scrapbok.


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