Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Blackbringer is an extremely well written book. Taylor created wonderful characters, especially Magpie that spunky, stubborn faerie that made the book come alive. Each character brought spark to this book and it was a perfect example of a fantastic multi-view story. I can imagine Taylor's world of faeries, the castle, spider caves, and the whispering old trees. I give five stars.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Lake Bluff, IL United States of America
This book is a quick read; with under seventy-five pages, it can easily be read in a day. Its black and white pictures are beautiful, but the reader is left wanting to see more. The vocabulary is simple, with the hardest word being philandering. There are some sexual innuendos, but they are not at all graphic. They refer to married couples sleeping in the same bed and loving each other. The euphemisms aren't explicit, but parent guidance is suggested.
slight sexual innuendos
Reviewer Age: 17
Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Ryden and her best friend, Adam, are playing a typical game of "Who would
you rather be?" Ryden is anything but nervous about her upcoming graduation,
since she has an amazing, if she must say so herself, plan for the future.
First, do a great job in high school. Then, get a fantastic scholarship so
she doesn't bankrupt her parents. Next, don't do anything appalling to lose
said scholarship. Finally, graduate and get a sweet job at a publishing
house in Los Angeles; Happerman & Browning, to be exact. As the weeks go on,
Ryden still doesn't have a job at Happerman & Browning, well, make that at any publishing house. She loses her chance at having a cute little apartment.
And last but not least, she has to move back in with her parents. They are crazy people and she's always tried to distance herself from them. Ryden wonders if life will ever be the way she wants it to be.
To be truthful, I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this novel. A sweet
quick novel, yes, but not the addicting read that it turned out to be. It
had me constantly flipping the pages, laughing at Malby's quirks and
wondering what would happen next. The whole Malby family, and Adam, of
course, were a great set of well rounded characters. I especially liked
Ryden because we are both similar in our overachieving ways. Though the plot
was predictable at times, it threw a few twists that I didn't see coming.
Overall, Post Grad is a great read for the summer. I look forward to seeing
the movie adaptation of this, which comes out this summer, as well as
reading more by Ms. Cassel.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Mountain Top, PA USA
Monday, April 27, 2009
The characters in A Magic of Nightfall by S.L. Farrell are believable and amazingly real to the reader. I enjoyed reading this book very much and would recommend it to almost anyone. There are points where I lost interest, but they were few and far between. I specifically liked how the author made each chapter about one particular person and their own experiences. It helped me connect with the character a lot better than if he had done it differently. The unexpected decisions of many of the characters and their flaws made them stand out to me and seem more real. S.L. Farrell did an amazing job with this book and it will always stand out to me.
I gave this book a Content Rating of 2 because there are certain implications and descriptions that may not be suitable for some readers. Whether or not this book would be appropriate depends on the maturity of the reader.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Braintree, Massachusetts United States of America
On one trip to the caves, an Indian appears at their camp. Johnny Killbird tells them stories of wars that happened way back when, then he disappears. The boys plan another trip to the caves, but when they get there, a killer is there.
Reckoning is an interesting book. I liked the way the author planned the events in the story, and how he ended the book with a not-so-happy ending. Happily ever after isn't true in real life. That is why I think Reckoning is the best book I have read so far.
Reviewer Age: 13
Reviewer City, State and Country:
Brownsburg, Indiana, United States
Gringolandia tackles a hard subject to talk about openly, but Miller-Lachmann does it extremely well. The characters are well crafted, each with their own unique personalities, which I understood and liked. Marcelo, Daniel, and Courtney Larkin may not have magical powers, but all three have the power of hope for the country Chile. While Daniel and Courtney tell the story, Marcelo is the glue that holds the story together. His experiences in Chile are revealed in a steady trickle throughout the book, right up until the end. The horror of these events kept me glued to the book, waiting for the wrongs done to Marcelo to come around to the people that organized them. Gringolandia may not be about princes, wizards, or princesses wanting to be rescued, but tells the story of three independent people that believe in themselves.
This book contains torture and sexual content.
Our rating: 9
Age Level: young adult
Flamingnet Content Rating: Adult guidance
Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Brownsburg, Indiana, USA
Saturday, April 25, 2009
In The Summer I Turned Pretty, complex situations are throughout the whole story. You could imagine yourself at the setting. You can imagine the characters as people, too. The author did not give much detail at some points in the story, though. I would've liked to get a better idea in my head about what the beach house looked like and what the characters were wearing. The ending could have been better. The ending made me wonder how things worked out in the end. In an overall review, I enjoyed the book very much. The Summer I Turned Pretty, was a page turner. I learned from this book that sometimes, what you've been wanting has been right in front of you all along. I recommend this book to young, female adult readers that enjoy romances and a some comedy along with it.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Fairborn, Ohio United States
I loved this manga. This was filled with action and had a lot of the Japanese essence with it. For example, this manga is read like a traditional Japanese book which is from right to left not like our books which read from left to right. If you are not used to this you get used to if after a few pages. In the front they taught you about honorifics. This is used after someone's name like -San or -Sama. This manga also uses some Japanese words and they explain them in the back. It also includes a preview of the second volume though it is written in Japanese. I don't know if it will be translated to English when it is on shelves in a store near you. All in all this was a good book that anyone would like. If your looking for some hack and slash or just for information about Japanese traditions, this manga is the right one for you!
In the manga there is some cursing, smoking, and gory scenes.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Northport, NY USA
Friday, April 24, 2009
Beyond Mars-Crimson fleet is a very mood changing kind of book (mood changing as in I like it but a few minutes later you don't then you like it again). I found myself caught up in all the action one minute then wondering if I should keep reading the next. Luckily the action in the book is more memorable then the boring parts. I loved the action and air battle of the future. I also loved how much the author made a difference between book and real time. Sometimes I did get a little lost with some of the futuristic terms not defined enough. I like to read Sci Fi kind of stuff and it kind of kept me reading through out. If you are not a big Sci Fi reader or want to get into Sci Fi, this is not the book for you. Those who are big Sci Fi readers may want to pick up this book.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Newville, Pennsylvania United States
Even though I really haven't read too many historical fiction books or even heard of Ann Rinaldi, I thought this was a great book!! It seems you always hear stories about the Union side fighting against the Confederate , but you never hear the stories about a Confederate doctor and his son who serves on the opposite side. Altogether it was an excellent page turner!
Reviewer City, State and Country: , New Mexico USA
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Overall, this was a very interesting book. The characters, such as Beka and Clary, seemed real. Beka was not a flat, boring character. Instead, she was a believable person with an unusual job. I really liked the terms used such as cove, gixie, cole, and mot, which mean boy, young girl, fake coin, and girl, respectively. As a whole, the book was pretty captivating, especially the language. It was slow moving in a few places, though it wasn't unbearable, and was only for a page or two, which may be expected in a 550 page book. I very much liked Beka's pets, such as Pounce, a cat and constellation, and Achoo, a dog that she rescued from an unkind master. I would definitely recommend this book to any fans of the famous Tamora Pierce and anyone looking for an enjoyable read with quite remarkable language and appealing characters. Bloodhound isn't the typical mystery or adventure. There are aspects of romance, traces of magic, and rather intriguing characters with all sorts of secrets.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Charleston, SC USA
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
While some of these stories were enjoyable, only a few of them really fit into the genera of alternate universes. In particular, "Csilla's Story" and "Winterborn" seemed to belong to the fantasy genera, and did not relate to the topic of the collection. While most of these short stories are appropriate for children, the story "Dog Eared Paperback of My Life" contained several explicit sex scenes, as well as frequent drug use and inappropriate language. It's extremely adult content makes this book unsuitable for children, which was it's intended audience. Also, the last short story was confusing and all over the place, further throwing off the intended affect of the book. The stories in this book were not memorable, except for the ones that left a bad taste in your mouth. I would not recommend this book for children, however, I doubt adults would enjoy it either, as most of the stories are not written with an adult audience in mind.
Reviewer City, State and Country: New Tripoli, PA United States Of America
Baby mammals need a lot of sleep to develop their brain and body. But baby orcas don't sleep for the first four weeks after birth! Why is that?
Harbor seals often hunt at night in pitch black water. And yet they are able to successfully capture their prey. How is that possible?
Some dolphins are seen wearing sponges on their snouts when hunting on the ocean floor. What could this mean?
In Antarctica, seals have amazing hunting strategies to catch their prey in the cold waters of the Antarctic. Therefore, scientists set out to discover these mysteries by attaching cameras to their bodies. The results provide a promising glimpse to how seals are able to outsmart their prey.
In this book, you would find out the answers to all of these secrets & and more!
This book is excellent for ocean enthusiasts who want to learn something unique about these marine mammals. However, it is very simple and does not go much into detail. Usually, a book of this type would be packed with exciting pictures and graphics. However, this book somewhat lacks in that category. There was one 6-page span where not a single picture was included. Out of the five secrets this book shared, there was one that stood out from the rest. It was about how seals can locate objects in the water with their eyes blindfolded. This story captured my attention and was very informative and exciting. Overall, this book does not provide too much information about the animals themselves. However, this is a great book for those who just want to discover something unique about these marine mammals.
Palo Alto, CA USA
California girl Tasha's Sophomore year was supposed to be
great. She had cool film classes, fun roommates, and a
steady line of possible guys to date. Though, when the
"Hot-Tub Incident" occurs, she only wants to do one thing,
pack her bags, quickly.
Meanwhile, across the country, Emily's life isn't going that
peachy either. Her boyfriend of five months has just broken
up with her because she wouldn't go "all the way." Also, it
seems like she can't fit it in at stuffy Oxford anymore.
So, when they are offered to switch places- houses, schools,
friends- for a semester, both jump at the chance. But will
this make their lives better or just plain
Sophomore Switch was a fast paced novel filled with
funny situations, well developed characters, and a question
of what it means to be a feminist. I quickly devoured this
novel in two short days, thanks to Abby McDonald's writing
and her two lead characters: Emily and Tasha. I felt that
both were realistic and quirky teenagers, making them
extremely fun to read about. I loved how they each had
traits that any type of girl could relate to. Emily was the
up tight overachiever, while Tasha was the go with the flow
party girl. My only problem with this novel was that the
minor characters such as Morgan, Will, and Ryan were a tad
Overall, Sophomore Switch was a well written book that I
suggest to fans of Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen. I look
forward to reading more by Abby McDonald in the future.
Mountain Top, PA USA
This book is probably one of the best that I have ever read. It opened my eyes to what life is really like in the Middle East and how not everyone from there are bad. I absolutely loved the characters and the reality of the world, and how it's not always a perfect place, like many others make it seem. It was really emotional how everyone dealt with things, and almost had me in tears. I could not put this book down and dreaded having to stop reading. I totally recommend this to anyone who loves books and great love stories.
Violence and Swearing
Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Minooka, IL, United States
Monday, April 20, 2009
This book was enjoyable but confusing. The viewpoint alternates among ten characters. The many plot twists and the various points of view make the story interesting but also keep the reader in the dark. Even at the end, not all the mysteries are solved. The postlude indicates that more answers will be found in the next novel. This book is recommended for anyone who enjoys novels filled with magic, intrigue, and complicated plots.
This book contains sexual and violent content, though most of it is implied rather than explicit. This book would be best for teenage or adult readers.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Royersford, PA United States
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This Side of Magic by Debbie Dadey is a quick entertaining read for kids of all ages. The book is based in a small town and the story revolves around the lives of two kids: Luke and his best friend Penny. When they offer to watch their old neighbor Mr. Leery's cat, Mo, they discover that more lies in the woods behind the neighborhood houses than they anticipated. Not only are strange things happening in the woods, but Mo himself seems to be talking to Penny and Luke. When Mr. Leery returns and is told of the unusual events and informed by the kids that they understand Mo, he tells them a secret that will change their lives. Mr. Leery informs Penny and Luke that they are two of three key holders who hold the power to go into another world when they go into the woods. He tells them this is an important power and that he has been watching them their entire lives to ensure they are ready for this challenge. Penny and Luke are amazed at the power they now hold and it is up to them whether to take on the responsibility of being key holders.
This Side of Magic was an intriguing book with a plot that makes it an easy read and will have kids turning the pages until they are done. Debbie Dadey's style of writing is extremely clear and easy to understand. Penny and Luke are likable characters who seem very real. For instance, when Luke is at school he enjoys playing basketball and Penny loves jewelry of any type. This book is the first of a series and the ending is set up for a sequel. When kids finish this book they will want to go right out and by the next one because the story leaves you wanting to find out the next part of Penny and Luke's journey. This book is appropriate for children anywhere from five up to twelve. It is great for kids who like adventure books or for those who enjoy a touch of fantasy.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Westerville , OH USA
Funk's book is remarkably honest. It provokes readers to look inside themselves and try to love who they are. Girls need to stop dieting, stop trying to please others, stop looking for negative attention from guys, stop thinking they're never quit good enough, etc. While the book may have been more interesting if more girls' stories were included and there were more universities discussed, it is still a page-turner. The book successfully covers the pressures of high school, college, and the workplace. At the end of the book, there is an author interview that discusses Funk's own past as a Supergirl. There are loose sexual associations, but nothing is graphic (they are for the purpose of portraying negative ways to get attention). In the end, girls learn that they should embrace their femininity and ditch the like phrases.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA
tells the story of Quinn, daughter of a heart-breaking
Casanova. With the status her mother, grandmother, and
aunt all women scorned, Quinn and her sister Sprout are
brought up to distrust men and shield their hearts. While
at her father's house, Quinn learns about her father's
dirty little secret involving his past relationships. Her
disgust with her father combined with her own recent
breakup drives Quinn to connect with her stepsister,
Frances Lee. Together, along with Quinn's sister Sprout
and Frances Lee's boyfriend's brother Jake, they set out
on the road to right their father's wrongs. Along the way,
Quinn is able to learn for herself the true meaning of
sisterhood and love.
Deb Caletti truly outdoes herself in The
Secret Life of Prince Charming. As a fan of all of
Caletti's books, I would say that this one is even more
touching and powerful than her others. Quinn's voice
connects with the reader almost immediately, allowing her
exploration to reach deep into the heart of the reader.
While the premise of this book had the potential to get
overly heavy and preachy, Caletti avoids this by managing
to draw in the wisdom of multiple generations in such an
optimistic and endearing manner. My one complaint with The
Secret Life of Prince Charming is that the diary insets
are unclear when they are first encountered. However, once
the reader is able to connect the names of the women to
those that Quinn comes in contact to, these insets
heighten the significance and universality of Quinn's road
trip and Caletti's message.
Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10
Reviewer Age: 19
Reviewer City, State and Country: Farmington, CT USA
It is a shame that Park had to ruin his book with explicit material. He writes well, but he just can't stray from the blue material. As the fourth book in a series, the plot is a bit hard to follow. Also, the ridiculously spelled names of minor characters don't help the reader keep track of everybody. The gore is not too comforting, either.
Inappropriate objectification of women and harsh language
Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Excellent detail, vivid characters, and complex situations are ever-present throughout this adventure of a novel. I found Heartbreak River to be an inspiring, yet enlightening, novel, and I was able to easily put myself inside of the story. Through the author's descriptions, I could actually picture the river that Alex is so afraid to enter! My overall evaluation of this book would be that it is a must-read for anyone looking to grow as a person. Through reading this novel, readers will learn to comprehend the complex mazes that a death can weave, along with observing the development of a love story that rivals that of Romeo and Juliet. It is safe to say that this summer-adventure will become the next "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".
I gave this book a content rating of two because of its sexual situations. Although they are not extraordinarily descriptive, these situations may be slightly grown-up for underaged minds.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Elkview, West Virginia United States
Friday, April 17, 2009
After finishing her junior year of high school, seventeen year-old Jory Michaels has three things on her summer to-do list: get rid of the Super Schnozz, find her passion (aka land Tyler Briggs as boyfriend), and learn to drive a stick-shift. When both Jory's friends Hannah and Megan find their "passions", Jory feels she must speed things up a little. When she does, natural disaster follows. If only she can get rid of her big nose everything will be peachy....right?
In this comedic drama about every girl's worst nightmare comes the story of accepting yourself and getting the guy without causing natural disaster.
After reading the first chapter I was hooked! The humor was great, the issues surrounding Jory were so-true and easy to relate to, but she was a little too obsessed with boys for my taste. She was getting rather ridiculous and getting way too desperate. This was the only downside to the book.
Not only do you get to read a fun teenage novel, but you get to be introduced or re-introduced to those life lessons we keep ignoring. Now if only there was a book on how to accept those pesky black-heads. Talk about best-seller....
I recommend this book for teens ages 15+ because of some sexual content/references and teen drinking.
Reviewer City, State and Country: NM USA
Thursday, April 16, 2009
WOW! This book was amazing, and I could hardly put it down. The characters are so well written, and the plot unfolds beautifully. This is one murder mystery that should be read by everyone. I absolutely loved the Walsh sisters, and as I was reading the book I was fighting for them to succeed in their quest. Unfortunately, I also was fighting for Darling Jim. Christian Moerk makes such a likeable narcissistic male you almost feel bad for him...almost. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy plots that are full of exciting twists and murder mysteries that actually have depth to them.
I rated it a 3 because it has a few sexually explicit scenes, and the language could be viewed as mature, as well.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Dundee, Oregon USA
I think the author is good at describing the surroundings and the characters appearances. It feels like you are on the island. The main character, Chip, is very realistic and is kind of heroic. He sounds like a nice boy that is determined to find out what is going on on the spooky island. Overall it was a good mystery book. It was a little confusing at the beginning, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. I think that almost anyone would like this book because it has a little bit of everything: mystery,adventure,ghosts,some history,and even some romance.
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Reviewer City, State and Country: Brownsburg, Indiana United States.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Diamonds by Ted Michael is not only outrageously funny, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat, wanting more and more. The Diamonds has believable characters. This book shows that sometimes friends aren't always what they seem and sometimes aren't always truthful. The Diamonds teaches you that even if you're an outcast, you can stand up for what you believe in and triumph over all. I recommend this book to all young adult readers.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Fairborn, Ohio United States
Monday, April 13, 2009
Coffeehouse Angel was really cute. I didn't realize that this was a romantic comedy, so I was pleasantly surprised by the humor. Katrina thinks and says some funny things, which makes the book more enjoyable. I liked the fact that Malcolm was an angel, which gives this book an element of uniqueness. The only problem I had was that Coffeehouse Angel started bordering on silly. Some of the character's antics started becoming annoying, rather than being funny. Even so, I liked this book and its humor, but I think serious readers might find the comedy immature.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Aston, Pennsylvania United States
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I liked this book. It was an adventure book. It told about Granddad's early memories. Also it reminded me of my grandpa. The author made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen next.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, Missouri USA
This book will not go on my list of favorite books. I thought I would like it from the information about the plot but it was difficult to follow most of the time. I think the dolphin names and the italics used when they spoke bothered me. The adventure in the book was not too exciting. I was not drawn into the story right away. I had to keep reading through several chapters before it got even a little interesting. I honestly would not recommend the book to anyone but I am sure there would be others who might like it.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, MO USA
The Pearl of the Soul of the World was an okay book. If you'd like to read it, just make sure you read the first two books in the Darkangel series, or you'll feel just as lost as the girl in the beginning. At some parts, there was a little too much detail that made you want to skip ahead a few paragraphs, and sometimes there wasn't enough. Sadly, the ending was a cliffhanger, and it left me wishing that this was not the last book in the trilogy! So much was left unsaid and explained. The author's style, however, was beautiful and made up for everything the book lacked. You felt the same pain, sacrifice, and love that the pale girl felt. A great lesson awaits anyone who reads it. I'd recommend The Pearl of the Soul of the World to anyone who likes foreign, magical worlds and fantasy.
Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Coatesville, PA USA
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
"Genshiken Official Book" by Kio Shimoku was very educational to me as a newbie. I have always wondered about the anime/manga fandom and this book has taught me a lot. I would recommend this book to people who want to learn about anime/manga or to hard-core Otakus. It was a new type of reading for me and I enjoyed it.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Mishawaka, IN USA
Monday, April 06, 2009
I thought that it was a pretty good book. It was funny at times, like all of the stupid things that Naleejah would make Kate do. I kind of thought that parts were a little bit too ghetto for me. Like how everyone holds everyone else's drugs and how they just hang around in the alleys and get into complete strangers' cars. I do understand that this is really life and it really does happen, but it was a little too much for me. On the other hand, I thought that it was very well writen and descriptive. I felt like I was walking down the streets with Kate in Brooklyn.
Drug and Alcohol reference Sexual content Bad language
Reviewer City, State and Country: Minooka, Il United States
Meanwhile, John Prime's life in Ohio is definitely not taking off. After impregnating and marrying one of John's former suitors, he is bombarded by lawsuits over his design for a "Rayburn's Cube" similar to a "Rubik's Cube". He is reduced to working in a factory, until the idea is finally accepted by a marketing company. However, his newfound happiness is shortlived, as he is soon incarcerated for murder.
Back in universe 7560, John's idea for pinball takes off, and so does a relationship with an old friend named Casey. However, his newfound obsession with recreating a machine to take him home breaks them up for a time, until he comes to his senses. At this point, John discovers some information on the company that sponsors his pinball business that causes him to worry. He then transports himself back to his home universe to retrieve the one person who could help him to defeat the corporate monsters. It is up to himself and John Prime to save the multiverse from complete destruction.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Paul Menko's beautiful script wowed me from page one to the end. This book has the potential to become the next Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I felt that this book had no weaknesses whatsoever, and never once felt myself yawn as I started a new page. This captivating novel held to an adventurous but scientific theme, and taught me alot about the theories of cosmology and the multiverse. It also challenged me to think outside of my comfort zone, and made me feel as if there could be thousands of universes. I would most definitely recommend this book to others, as the book is a definite attention-grabber!
I gave this book a content rating of "3" because of the sexual situations and extreme language that it contains.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Charleston, West Virginia United States
Friday, April 03, 2009
explorers and the adventures they had. It tells facts you
probably all ready knew about the explorers and facts that
you might not be able to find in a textbook. After each
story about the explorer there is a Life Link. A Life Link
tells you how the explorer you read about and the next
explorer are related. For example, after a short story
about Marco Polo there is a Life Link that tells how The
Travels of Marco Polo inspired Christopher Columbus.
This book is well written. I loved the amount of
graphics and captions that there were. The illustrator is
very talented and did a very good job illustrating this
book. I would recommend this book for those who like
history and adventure. I think the Life Links were very
interesting and a good idea. This book would also be a
good reference source for children in fourth, fifth, or
sixth grade to use for a report about
Reviewer Age:12: Leopold, Missouri USA
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Stitchin and Pullin' is a great book. It has very detailed and descriptive poems. One of my favorite poems is about the colors. It talks about what the colors stand for. Some examples are green oozes, orange laughs, pink smiles, and many others. The poems also show how the writer feels for about her grandma, mother, and her cousin. This book is very interesting. I loved this book because it tells the history of her family and Gee's Bend.
Reviewer City, State and Country: L eopold, MO USA
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
called Hard Pan. Her best friend Lincoln is working on a
secret netting project and might move to England. Lucky's
other friend, Miles, is turning six and his birthday is
around the same time as Lucky. He wants to have a birthday
party for both of them and invite the whole town. Lucky's
mom is French and is trying to become more American. Lucky
is almost 11 and doesn't have any friends who are girls.
When a new girl named Paloma visits, Lucky thinks she might
find another best friend. Lucky is a huge fan of Charles
Darwin and wants to be just like him. She loves going on
adventures and even named her dog after his ship, the HMS
Beagle. When Lucky tries to find to find a missing artifact,
half of a famous brooch in a well, she runs into trouble.
Will she be alive for her birthday party? Read this amazing
story that kept me guessing until the end.
I thought this book was a great story. The only problem was that it
didn't really get exciting until I was at the middle of the
book. I like how the story ends in a way I didn't expect.
The characters and the setting was described well. I could
picture the town and the characters in my mind. I think this
is a great book for people who love
Enon, OH USA