Review: When You Reach Me

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Title: When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead

Rating: 5 stars

I joined the ranks of people who fell in love with this book.

Found it on a list of books on Pinterest, read a few reviews and decided to give it a try. Ended reading all in less than 8 hours, with pauses.

I guess I can consider myself lucky, every single book aimed at middle graders and up I’ve read recently have been great and deserved a 5 star rating.

When You Reach Me is sweet, fun, touching, engaging and with a great mystery in the form or little notes from some time traveler.

We see the main character, a young girl named Miranda, learning and maturing, making mistakes, living an adventure, finding new friends, expanding her horizon. We see Miranda growing up and it’s a nice thing to witness.

Even though its public is obviously preteen, I found it highly enjoyable.

This is a great read, no matter your age.

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This review was also posted on GoodReads. Link here.

Review: Diary of Anna the Girl Witch – Book 1

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Title: Diary of Anna the Girl Witch – Book 1: Foundling Witch

Author: Max Candee

Rating: 5 stars

 

This is how a book for kids should be like, exciting, interesting, warm and thoughtful.
The lessons about friendship, loyalty, the difference between good and evil, and that actions have consequences are old but are always welcomed when done right – which is what happens here.

The characters are fun and interesting. Both kids and adult characters teach that appearances can be deceiving, and like we’ve heard a million times, we should not judge a book by its cover.

The art is also beautiful, and the drawing reminded me of the books from my childhood.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. You just have to open your heart and dare to dream.

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I’d like to thank NetGalley, Helvetic House and author Max Candee for providing me with a copy of Diary of Anna the Girl Witch: Book 1: Foundling Witch in exchange for an honest review.

 

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This review was also posted on GoodReads. Link here.

Review: The Westing Game

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Title: The Westing Game

Author: Ellen Raskin

Rating: 5 stars

From GoodReads:

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, one things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!

This young adult mystery novel was one of the most fun experiences I’ve read reading.

This is a whodunnit with a twist, a puzzle within a puzzle.

The Westing Game was such a fun fast read I finished it in one day. With only 204 pages, it is the perfect companion for a lazy cold weekend.

One of the most wonderful things is that it’s such a feel good book! I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a feel good whodunnit mystery before.

Now run! Go read it! It’ll be fast, fun and it’ll put a smile on your face.

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This review was also posted on GoodReads. Link Here.