Did you take my advice and read Wonder, the story that paved the way to this book- that's NOT a sequel? Well if not, you should do so now because you'll want to read this one too! This time, the POV's come from three characters who played a piece in Wonder. When you read this, you'll be just as affected as with the first book.
As I stated, this is not a sequel book. This book is about three children, from Wonder and how they were affected by the special boy that made a difference at Beecher Prep. Julian, the bully, Christopher and Charlotte are the tellers of the tale. Honestly, Auggie was barely in this book and that's what was off yet still quite nice.
OMGoodness, You Look Yummy! is an adorable read! So here's the synopsis:
This story is so cute and I can't wait to share it with my ewoks. It's about a baby ankylosaurus who's found by a tyrannosaurus. The tyrannosaurus has develops a fatherly relationship with little Yummy. And the ending... totally adorable! It's sweet and I can't think of any child who wouldn't love it.
Grab yourself a copy of this beautiful children's story. You will be so happy you did.
A book by Tatsuya Miyanishi (story and illustrations).
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Auggie and Me is next.
**Book provided by Akira Chima of Museyon Pub.
There is a reason I love to read and I'm going to be quite frank here. At first, it was because I had to. I hated it. Then I wanted to, like many. Later, I found I had to. Created within me was a lust, a ravenousness, insatiable hunger for more books, more lives. So I grab books from all walks of life, as long as they're walks I can't take on my own.
away form Nightmares thinking, the author's got something, but it's not for me. On to the next book!
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
*You Look Yummy! is next.
**eBook provided by author, Dan Sihota, for an honest review.
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Nightmares is next.
**eBook from my personal collection.
I've never read an Amish romance before, so when I saw this story, I thought it would be nice. I know Amish have their own language and when using English, they sound Danish. I love accents, but I'm gonna tell you now, reading it is another story, especially the way it's used in this book.
This story is written well, other than the throw-in expressions. I enjoyed the story. It deals with issues like alcoholism, sexual abuse, mental and physical abuse and biblical chauvinism. Sadly, the death of Sadie's parents placed her in a position to marry a person who'd left her to an awful fate years ago.
The book raises emotions and is an excellent read for anyone who loves this genre. I'm on to the next book. 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
*Stay With Me tonight is next.
**ARC provided by Booklook Bloggers for an honest review.
When you're given a devotional book to rate, it's very different. You can't place it in the same category as any other. For me, this book was easy. I just used it with my family. We used this book every night and I can say, I loved it. We're still using it and will continue to use it in the new year.
Kristen Hatton used Get Your Story Straight as a lesson guide. You get the focused reading first, then you answer a few questions. Then next day or two you actually work on what you've been given before something else to read that relates. The rest of the week you get some in-depth questions that you work with the family to answer. I loved it.
I am a homeschool mom, as you know, so when I used this, I really believe my family became closer. So many of the activities and questions were relatable to both my son and my husband and neither are teens. It was beautiful and a blessed addition to my family time.
We will use this book until we need something new. It's now a staple for the Hunt family and I hope you enjoy it too. On to the next read!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 specs
* Stay With Me Tonight is next.
**This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity for an honest review.
OMGoodness! Have you ever been one of those people that loves something so much, when you think about it, you wear a huge, cheesy grin? That was me as I finished the last, maybe eight chapters of Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. This book is so sweet, funny, and tear-provoking that I couldn't put it down! I finished it in 24-hours! (I'd have finished it soon had bedtime & a nap not interfered).
Wonder is about a boy, a fifth grader who suffers from mandibulofacial dysotosis (and a tad more)- a genetic defect that causes ones features to either not develop, or to not develop where they should- that's the best way to describe it. I looked it up on a few sites and those who suffer from this appeared exactly as described. But "Auggie", August Pullman, doesn't let that stop him from being normal. Yes he endures situations that made me angry as a mother, yes he is loved and yes, he has a happy ending- but everything he went through in the book... so emotionally raw. I even got up one time and read a few pages to my husband, fussing and bickering at the book - like it was all real! This book really affected me, but I loved it.
Every little bit!
The Gap of Time is Jeanette Winterson's take on the Shakespearean story, The Winter's Tale. I've never been heavy into Shakespeare, but I purchased the Barnes and Noble The Complete Works of William Shakespeare for casual reading. I've thumbed through a page or two from time to time, loving the work till I hit an incomprehensible paragraph or so. Thankfully, that did not stop me from enjoying this book.
The Gap of Time is the story of a powerful, wealthy man, (Leo) and his belief of his wife's (Mimi) infidelity, as well as the illegitimacy of her daughter, Perdita. His jealous rage brings him to send away the daughter, and cause the tumultuous end of his marriage and family.
Predita lives a happy life with Shep, the teller of the story. The POV's change yet doesn't harm the flow of the story at all. You either feel like a good friend is telling you a tale, or you're trapped, riding the tempest of a mad man.
I endured Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet back in high school and I remember a deep sense of exertion. I was so grateful for Winterson's modern-day version. The Gap of Time told of jealousy, unrighteous revenge, forgiveness and mental instability. Dark undertones are enunciated with Leo's heavy monologues that time-chucked me right back to those uncomfortable plastic and metal school seats of school, writhing from confusion and boredom, but tolerable. I'm honestly happy I stayed with the story.
I gave the book 4/5 specs instead of five because the book had moments where there was pondering of the universe and other such trivialities that made me want to toss the book. I didn't and managed my way through- and found it worth the journey. I hope you try this book out and see if you share the same thoughts. Send me a message or leave a comment! I'd love it.
Have a great day and an even greater book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Wonder is next.
**ARC provided by First to Read for an honest review.
I was gifted with the Instagram friendship of Ms. K. K. Allen a short while ago and I regret nothing. She's the sweetest and very talented. Her series, The Summer Solstice is sure to gain many followers and the book...
Number one, the cover is lovely. All the pieces come together- the mirror, Kat gazing at her alluring and beautiful reflection, like most YA characters. 😜 Then there are the things flying about... something I won't mention because: NO SPOILERS!
Okay, so Kat is an orphan. She and her mother were abandoned by her father when she was an infant and her mothers has just passed away, by a mysterious heart attack. She's swept away to the lavish town of Apollo Beach to live with her estranged grandmother, Rose. She feels odd, heartbroken and alone and her sixteenth birthday is around the corner.
But there are whispers of Kat and her family. Accusations that would normally chase people away. But the rumors, they're all true and Kat is about to find out the who's, what's, when's and why's- because it all affects her as of the Summer Solstice. When everything changes, and the truth surfaces...
are the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!