Book Reviews

“The World We Choose” by Kevin Kunkel
“The World We Choose” by Kevin Kunkel 175 175 Reader Views Kids
“The World We Choose” by Kevin Kunkel is how the world is a pretty good place and not a bad or scary one. read more
“If: Ball, Then: Catch” by Katherine Schoepp
“If: Ball, Then: Catch” by Katherine Schoepp 175 175 Reader Views Kids
The story “If: Ball, Then: Catch” by Katherine Schoepp is about a girl named Dot who lives in the future and wants a real puppy as a pet. Where she lives, there are real dogs and robot dogs, too. She is used to robots at her house; she has lots of them. read more
“Someone’s Story” by B.A. Bellec
“Someone’s Story” by B.A. Bellec 166 265 Reader Views Kids
“Someone’s Story” is an amazing novel by B.A. Bellec. Before I even get started I have to say it’s hard to believe this is his debut novel. I read it from cover to cover in two days. The story centers around Someone. Readers never know his name, but it’s part of the intrigue that draws you in deeper. When Someone’s father gets transferred, it’s a new city and a new school – and being the new kid definitely sucks. Someone quickly finds his own circle of friends though, a group of kids that really only fit in with each other. Everyone in the group has their own issues to deal with but it’s Someone’s journey that will keep you up reading. Someone has some mental health issues that play out during the story but not completely until the end and you’ll wonder how he gets through each day. He has a great circle of friends who support him, a loving father (with his own secret) and a great counselor he meets with often, but that doesn’t stop Someone from sinking into his own abyss. read more
“Lily’s Grooves” by Christopher Minor
“Lily’s Grooves” by Christopher Minor 175 141 Reader Views Kids
Lily’s owners are excited about opening their new music store named Grooves. They are not excited about keeping Lily at home. Lily is a messy kitten who would turn a clean room into a messy room. They decided to bring Lily to their store when they played some music at home and it calmed her down. read more
“Ash Forest: and the King’s Gold” by Stephen Pratt
“Ash Forest: and the King’s Gold” by Stephen Pratt 172 265 Reader Views Kids
I enjoyed “Ash Forest: and the King’s Gold” by Stephen Pratt so much and was excited to learn that it is the first book in a new fantasy series for teens. With an orphan, a couple of witches, a greedy king, a pouty prince, some knights in armor and a peasant girl and her father, Ashville becomes a village full of magic, chaos, and the ultimate battle to save the world. read more
“Flibbertigibbety Words” by Donna Guthrie
“Flibbertigibbety Words” by Donna Guthrie 175 198 Reader Views Kids
“Flibbertigibbety Words” by Donna Guthrie is a good book. It is about a boy named William who chases words all around interesting places. He can’t catch them but he meets many interesting people as he runs around. read more