Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts started a weekly meme about what people are reading and reviewing in children’s and young adult literature. It’s a great way to see what others are reading.
Recent Reading Adventures
Of Giants and Ice: The Ever Afters by Shelby Bach – When Rory starts a new after school program, she has no idea that it is one geared to train Characters how to survive their Tales. For the first time, Rory gets attention, some good and some deadly, for being herself rather than the daughter of a famous actress and world-renowned director. This middle grade read should appeal to fans of the early Percy Jackson books and fairy tale spin-offs. I loved Rory’s determination.
Check out my review on Smore.
Recent Review :
Five 4ths of July by Pat Raccio Hughes – In this historical fiction novel, we visit Jake Mallery on the 4th of July on 5 consecutive years during the American Revolution, starting in 1777. It’s an interesting concept and it is fascinating to see how Jake changes and remains the same. I’m in the middle of the 1779 segment and war is landing on Mallery’s hometown of New Haven, Connecticut. On a historical sidenote, it’s interesting to see people’s different opinions of Benedict Arnold before he switches sides. Jake idolizes him while his father disdains him.
Upcoming Reading Adventures:
This week I plan to finish Five 4ths of July and to tackle Goblin Secrets by William Alexander.