Literature · Novels and Novellas

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie Foster who finds out about a magic spring that grants immortality when she meets the Tuck family, who have drank from it. She must help them keep the magic of the spring secret. Tuck Everlasting is an old favorite of mine that I felt like… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

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Films · Literature · Novels and Novellas

Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie

  Coraline is one of my favorite books. As kid I was obsessed with it – I checked it out several times from the library until I finally bought my own copy. My child brain was fascinated by the dark world the book creates and Coraline’s showdown with the other mother. All the images and… Continue reading Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg is a Sociopath? 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFmnn47OoM This is very interesting video that makes a good arguement about the character Greg Heffley from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  I have only read the first three books in the series, but I found Greg extremely unlikable. Even before watching this video I thought I was reading about someone with sociopathic tendencies. … Continue reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg is a Sociopath? 

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp | Book Review

Jane-Emily is a short Young Adult horror/ghost novel about a little girl named Jane who goes to spend a summer at her grandmother's house with her Aunt Louisa, whose also the narrator of the story. A girl named Emily who died at a young age previously lived in the house and unlike Jane she was… Continue reading Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | Book Review

  One Crazy Summer is a middle grade book that tells the story of the three Gaither sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern. In the late 60s during the summer they go to Oakland to visit their mother, Cecile who had previously abandoned them. She's very unwelcoming to them, viewing them as a distraction from her… Continue reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Some Great and Life Changing Children’s Books

I still love reading children's books even today. In fact, a lot have had so much impact on me that they still remain some of my favorites. The following list is some of the major gems I've read in the world of children's literature. In no particular order: Charlotte's Web by E.B White Charlotte's Web… Continue reading Some Great and Life Changing Children’s Books

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Secret of Platform 13 vs Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Recently, I read the children's book The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson. And like millions of others, I've been a big fan of the Harry Potter series since I was a kid. There are some similarities between Platform 13 and the first Harry Potter, some people have claimed that Rowling full-blown plagiarized Ibbotson's… Continue reading The Secret of Platform 13 vs Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo | Book Thoughts

Flora loves comic books. She gets to experience somewhat of a real life comic book story when she befriends a squirrel with superpowers. There are also deeper philosophical undertones in the book as well. Reading Experience: The writing is simplistic yet effective. The chapters are short and so the book is a fast read. There… Continue reading Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo | Book Thoughts

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani | Book Review

Agatha and Sophie's story isn't over after all and they return to the School for Good and Evil. Only now the school is separated by males and females while Good and Evil have joined forces. First Thoughts: I loved the first Good and Evil book and yeah, I just now read the second book in… Continue reading The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani | Book Review