I have not done a throwback post yet, but I think it will be fun. And, as I am currently reading the BIG FAT Game of Thrones first novel, I won’t be writing a review anytime soon, so, here you go. Today, I will be counting down my five favorite childhood books until I was ten or twelve. Continue reading “Childhood Throwback: Favorites”
What can I say? Loving it but hating how much it has affected me. I loved it and I felt with Molly and I loved Patrick and I hated Patrick. Katie Cotugno somehow always makes me fall in love with her characters and she hasn’t let me down so far, not after loving Top 10. Continue reading “99 Days”
I have mentioned Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks in so many blog posts of mine that I am wondering if some of you have had enough of them already. That may be the case for some of you. However, this will never be the case for me as my devotion and love for Jeanne Birdsall’s novels goes back so many years that I couldn’t, cannot and won’t picture my life without this family. Just now, let me explain why I love the Penderwicks. Continue reading “The Penderwicks”
I don’t know how to start. This book sadly is reality, but it is also so much more: an encouragement for oppressed people to stand up, to demonstrate they have a chance, for people to realize this world hasn’t found a resolution for racism and for young people to cherish life and opportunities. Continue reading “The Hate U Give”
If someone would ask me what has most influenced my early years (but I doubt anyone ever will), I’d say this family. I have been reading Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks since I was five years old and they have had a major impact on my life. This is the reason why I was so enormously thrilled to finally see the fifth book in store!
A family full of love, tragedy, laughter and fun – sounds just like the Gadsby Family, Natasha Farrant created. Three years after the tragic death of her twin sister Iris, Bluebell Gadsby (13 years) is still filled with grief. With her parents always flying on business trips and her being invisible in school, not even her three siblings can help her get out of misery. However, it all begins to change with the appearance of her new neighbor Joss, who is in fact, not as bad as she thought he was. Continue reading “After Iris – The Gadsby Siblings”