Thursday, July 28, 2011

Book Review Thursday

So last night my internet decided it had had enough and stopped working. That's why this post is late. I'm also going to implement a new rating system (I just haven't what pictures to use).

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pastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdfpastedGraphic_2.pdfpastedGraphic.pdf-Loved it but won't buy it
pastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdfpastedGraphic_2.pdf-Liked it
pastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdf-It was OK
pastedGraphic.pdf-didn't like, didn't finish

Anyway, onto the book reviews. It's another twofer. :) Andrew Clements Benjamin Platt & The Keepers of the School We The Children and Elizabeth Chandler's Evercrossed.

Clements book is a wonderful read for anyone. I wanted more from it at the end, but it did a good job setting up the series. This book is a pastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdfpastedGraphic_2.pdfpastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdf. Take a look at the trailer and the book info on Clements website. Here's a blurb about it:

Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family” sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the have the right to defend it!

Evercrossed is another book in the Kiss By An Angel series. I really enjoyed it and am curious to see where she takes it from here. I would recommend it to most everyone. It does receive a pastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdfpastedGraphic_2.pdfpastedGraphic.pdfpastedGraphic_1.pdf though. Here's a blurb about it:

It's been a year since Ivy's boyfriend, Tristan, died. They've both moved on - Tristan to the other side of the afterlife, and Ivy to sweet, dependable Will. Now Ivy's heading to Cape Cod, hoping to leave the horror of last summer behind. She wants nothing more than to lie on the beach, sip lemonade, and hang out with her friends.

But then a car crash ends Ivy's life.

As she floats to the beyond, looking down on the life she's left behind, Tristan breathes life back into her with a passionate kiss. She wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by Will and her family, but all she can think about is the love that she lost.

But memories aren't all that's come back from the past. And this time, Ivy's not sure love will be enough to save her.

1 comment:

  1. I love your rating system. There are books I loved but not enough to read again. I only buy books I like enough to read again.