03. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Kira · Tags: ,

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, 182 pages, read by Kira, on 05/25/2013

WinnDixie1 Because-Of-Winn-Dixie-3-T5CPEU88EA-1024x768 Much different, lighter, from her The tale of Despereaux, which I found to be a little dark.  Its the story of Opal, a preacher’s daughter, who’s mom left when she was 3.  Opal and her dad have just moved to a new town, and through her dog “Winn Dixie” Opal is able to make friends with all sorts of people.  The best “scene” was when her dog, started chasing a mouse through the win dix famchurch. A short feel-good novel.

25. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books · Tags: ,

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater, 390 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/22/2012

Book 3 in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy this beautifully written story of life, change, love and what it really means to be human. It ends with a mostly satisfying ending with just a couple questions left unanswered but isn’t that how life goes ever changing and without all the answers.

In Maggie Stiefvater’s SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.