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Clare Vanderpool
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The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it 3 years ago
This is one of the better Newbery books I've read in recent years. I feel like the selections now seem to focus a lot on being politically correct as opposed to good stories that instill a love of reading in children. The story within a story drew me in, and I found the characters both realistic and...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 4 years ago
Another Newberry down. Well worthy of the award too. I think this might be my favorite one so far, even if it felt a little long. It's interesting to see that most of the winner's are historical fiction, which I don't read a whole lot of. But, I'm enjoying them and looking forward to reading more of...
melindaoliverhoover
melindaoliverhoover rated it 4 years ago
I didn't realize that this was a children's book and that it won the Newberry award. I can see why it got it. I got the audio version of this book. As I was listening I kept thinking to myself, "Oh this is a 4 star book." But the ending (not a spoiler) cinched it for me and made it a 5 star book for...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 4 years ago
I really wanted to like this book. I really hoped I would like this book. Despite the fact that it had never really interested me much, it won the Newbery. So I thought when I read it for my book club, I may have found myself happily exposed to a great book that I never would have picked up otherwis...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 5 years ago
Claire Vanderpool has a way with words. Her writing is beautiful, descriptive, and flows easily. Though, I give Navigating Early an average writing, I'm looking forward to reading Moon Over Manifest (I don't know why I haven't gotten to it yet!) Taking place during World War II, Jack Baker is sent...
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