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.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Supernaturalist

Author: Eoin Colfer
Review Writer: Book Girl
In the future, in Satellite City, Cosmo Hill is a no-sponsor. He lives in Clarissa Frayne institute for the parentally challenged, and spends his days testing products. However, he soon gets a chance for escape, and after a near death experience, becomes part of a group of Supernaturalists, dedicated to fighting blue creatures that suck the life out of you.

Odd and the Frost Giants

Author: Neil Gaiman
Review Writer: Book Girl
Odd is a boy with no father and is also crippled from when a tree fell on his leg. He has grown up with myths of the norse gods. When winter strikes harder and longer than before, Odd decides to run away to his father's hut. There he encounters a series of creatures that one would never think they would see. Can Odd help end winter?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Boggart

Author: Susan Cooper
Review Writer: Book Girl
When Emily and Jessup inherit a castle, the have no idea what is in store for them. Because, when inheriting a castle you also inherit the Boggart, a invisible shapless mischief making magic creature. The Boggart is taken to their home in Toronto and chaos is the rein.


Author: Sharon Creech
Review Writer: Book Girl
Annie is a girl who loves to run barefoot. She always runs with her friend Max. But lately Max has been changing. Now he wants to run faster and Annie says no. Annie has also been asigned by the the art teacher to draw an apple a day for a hundred days. This book is written in poetry form, and I really enjoyed it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Author: Grace Lin
Review Writer: Book Girl
This is the book for you if you like mythology. A girl name Minli grows up working hard at the muddy fields by day and listening to her Ba's stories by night. One night while she is home alone she writes her parents a note and runs away, hoping to find the man in the moon(a character from her father's story so that she may change her destiny. On the way she encounters several mythical creatures.