A blog for reviewing YA, children's, classics and whatever I feel like.
Also for discussing developments in the the book world, specifically in the St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bridge to America

Author Linda Glaser
Review Writer: Book Girl
This is a really good book. It is about a boy Fivel who is Jewish. He lives in northern Poland in 1920. He has 5 other brothers and sisters. His dad went to America to get money to send to them so they can go too. Fivel lives in fear of Cossacks who kill little Jewish boys for sport. When will he hear of his father? Can he escape the Cossacks? Will he ever get to go to America? And to find out what happens, read the book!

A Mango Shaped Space

Author: Wendy Mass
Reviewed by: Book Girl’s Mom
As Book Girl would say, this is a really good book! Book Girl herself recommended it to me, so how could it be otherwise? But boy is it sad. Keep your Kleenex handy! The fascinating part of the book is that the main character, Mia, has synesthesia. Sounds, numbers and letters appear in her mind in color. This is Mia’s big secret – she doesn’t want anyone else to know and think she is a “freak.” She doesn’t realize that there are other people like her in the world until one day she happens to meet a little boy who sees in colors too. This meeting, and troubles at school finally force her to tell her family the truth. And to find out what happens next, read the book.