Tag Archives: Summer

Review: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: Gorgeous. Even without knowing that this story was a mystery (which I can’t resist), I … Continue reading

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Review: Chiggers by Hope Larson

Chiggers by Hope Larson. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: This is a solid graphic novel cover. Larson’s artwork is cheerful and conveys the summery camp setting. There … Continue reading

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Review: Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2013. Age Level & Genre: Young Adult realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: It’s a pretty cover that showcases Gulledge’s graphic talents. But it’s kind of misleading! Based on the title … Continue reading

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Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

September Girls by Bennett Madison. Harper Teen 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: Nothing special. In fact, this cover is a big part of why I wasn’t all that interested in the book before it started getting crazy … Continue reading

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Review: The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell. Roaring Books Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic Novel Fiction Face Value: What a spectacular cover. The fierce young Medusa on the cover glares right at you from her … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Armistad, 2010 (Currently Available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Seriously, one of the best. There’s so much to like about this cover. First, it absolutely feels like summer, without looking like a beach story. … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Little Brown and Company, 2009. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: It’s not bad, actually. I think the title of this book is terribly misleading, and doesn’t really get at the … Continue reading

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