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Review: The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro

by Tavern Wench Maisie November 30, 2014
Review: The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro

Reviewed by Tavern Wench Maisie Title: The Stereotypical Freaks Author: Howard Shapiro Format: ebook Page Count: 154 Pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 15+ Summary: A bunch of high schoolers name their band The Stereotypical Freaks after what their classmates think of them, and decide to enter a school competition for battle of the bands not […]

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Review: Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

by First Mate Keira November 16, 2014
Review: Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

by First Mate Keira Title: Enthusiasm Author: Polly Shulman Format: Hardback Page Count: 198 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: When Julie Lefkowitz’s enthusiastic friend Ashleigh falls in love with Julie’s Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice, she drags Julie into a wild adventure involving crashing Forefield Academy, an all-boys prep school, Founder’s Ball, in […]

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Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

by First Mate Keira November 14, 2014
Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Reviewed First Mate Keira Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author: Brian Selznick Format: Hardback Page Count: 533 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 3-6 Summary: Hugo Cabret is an orphan and he lives inside the walls at a train station in Paris. His uncle had trained him to fix the station’s clocks before he disappeared. […]

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Review: Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) by Angie Sage

by First Mate Keira October 26, 2014
Review: Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) by Angie Sage

by First Mate Keira Title: Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) Author: Angie Sage Format: Paperback Page Count: 656 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 4-8 Summary: Just after the events of Queste, Septimus Heap is planning a return trip on Spit Fyre, his dragon, to find his friends at the Trading Post. He finds them with […]

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Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, Book 1) by Trenton Lee Stewart

by First Mate Keira October 1, 2014
Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, Book 1) by Trenton Lee Stewart

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, Book 1) Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Format: Paperback Page Count: 495 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-15 Summary: Are you smart enough to attend the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened? Apply and find out today. Why I started this book: […]

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Review: Darke (Septimus Heap, Book 6) by Angie Sage

by First Mate Keira August 2, 2014
Review: Darke (Septimus Heap, Book 6) by Angie Sage

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Darke (Septimus Heap, Book 6) Author: Angie Sage Format: Hardback Page Count: 656 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Marcia Overstrand accidentally Banished Alther Mella when she Banished Teritus Fume. Soon after, Merrin creates a Darke Domaine and it engulfs the Castle. He’s going to make Septimus Heap […]

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