Pax

I picked up this book as it was written by the author as a series I really enjoy, Clementine. Pax, is the wonderful friendship story of a young boy, Peter, and Pax, a…fox. When war broke out, Peter’s father voluntarily enrolls in the army. Peter has to go and live with his grandfather, as he doesn’t … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Drama

Drama is a very entertaining graphic novel about a young girl, Callie who absolutely loves theatre. Even though she doesn’t have a good singing voice (she herself admits it is horrible), she is still on the stage crew. When her school announces there will be a production of Moon Over Mississippi, she is very excited! But how can … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Holes

Holes is a book about a teenage boy, Stanley Yelnats (yes, it is a palindrome). He and his family are extremely poor and they believe that they are cursed.  A legend runs through the family, that the dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-(great)-grandfather had once broken a promise to an Egyptian fortune-teller. Because of their unluckiness, Stanley is falsely accused … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Wonder

Just finished it and wow, what a great book! August (Auggie) Pullman is a ten year old little boy, who is severely deformed, and has “mandibulofacial dysostosis” a syndrome mostly called ”Treacher Collins Syndrome”, and a ”cleft palate”. Due to his numerous surgeries and medical treatments, he had been homeschooled by his mother. However, his parents decide … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes is a wonderful story about three adopted sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil. Each one of them was found when they were babies, by ”Gum” (Great Uncle Mathew), an old  palaeontologist and professor constantly travelling throughout the world. He lives with his great-niece, Sylvia and her nanny from when she was a child. When Gum leaves on … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Wednesday Wars

Wednesday Wars is a book that narrates the story of  Holling Hoodhood, a seventh grader living on Long Island in 1967. He attends a school in which the students are either Catholic or Jewish and attend their religious education classes every Wednesday. Holling, however, is the only child in his school who isn’t Catholic or … [En savoir plus / Read more…]

Matilda

Matilda is a very interesting book about a little girl (Matilda), who was born in a family who  did not understand the importance of reading books and going to school. Her father was a crook and her family’s main activity was watching television. Matilda, on the other hand, was a little genius who read and wrote perfectly … [En savoir plus / Read more…]