logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Middle-school
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2019-01-01 06:25
All's Faire in Middle School
All's Faire in Middle School - Victoria Jamieson

I find that MG comics don't give me the same feelings that really good MG fiction does even when the elements are often the same. This is a typical friendship, school, family story tied in with the ren faire which was a really fun addition. Very similar to other contemporary MG comics particularly Telgemeier.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-11-07 01:37
24 Festive Tasks - New Year's Eve Book
Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess - Meg Cabot

New Year's Eve (December 31): Read a book about endings, new starts, or books where things go BOOM!

 

 

The coronation of the Olivia's sister is finally happening which will mark the start of her reign over Genovia.  I'm using it to claim this day.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-11-07 01:23
24 Festive Tasks - Guy Fawkes Night Book
Royal Crush: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess - Meg Cabot

Book:  Set in the UK, political thrillers, involving any monarchy or revolution; books about arson or related to burning.

 

The main character of Royal Crush is a princess of Genovia whose father is the current ruler (although he'll be passing the crown on to his eldest daughter soon). There are quite a few of the characters who are members of different monarchies. There's also an off-screen revolution that occurred in one character's country. I'm using it to claim this day.

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-08-27 19:49
All's Faire in Middle School
All's Faire in Middle School - Victoria Jamieson
Imogene wants to become a squire but she needs to prepare for this important position. She has waited forever to turn 11 so she could begin her training. To show the queen that she is ready for this position, Imogene decides that she will attend a public middle school to show the queen that she has these attributes and that she’s ready to help the kingdom.
 
Imogene’s family has played a major role in the Florida Renaissance Faire forever and finally, Imogene will get her chance to be a cast member. With the opportunity to attend public school, Imogene feels that middle school will be fun until the big day approaches and then Imogene begins to get nervous. Her brother’s girlfriend tries to ease Imogene’s mind with her own personal stories but, if anything they raise Imogene’s fear level and give her more things to worry about. As she makes her way through school those first few days, it’s as though she is dreaming. When a girl calls her over at lunch, she feels she has made a friend and finally has a group of individuals to hang with.
 
I enjoyed the rest of the novel immensely as it hit on a ton of subjects’ kids are subjected to daily. Her new friends are cruel to others and sometimes even to Imogene. Imogene ignores their behavior for she has finally been accepted and she doesn’t want to jeopardize her new status.
 
On the weekends, Imogene and her family perform at the Renaissance Faire. Imogene begins to train and ends up really enjoys it. A classmate shows up and it’s Anita. They have a good time yet back at school Anita tells Imogene not to associate with her, so she doesn’t. Later, its discovered, Imogene’s new friends make fun of Anita. So now Imogene is in the middle, she likes Anita but she likes being popular with her new friends. What to do?
 
It’s crazy to see how these girls act. Anita is not there to prove herself to anyone. She just wants an education, Mika wants to prove to everyone how much better she is (and for what? I kept thinking) and Imogene, I think she was confused on what she wanted.
 
The story gets intense the more that I read. Imogene’s behavior goes off the track. She’s trying anything to fit in except being who she is, yet I kept wondering if she even knew who she was.
 
My favorite part of this story was the incident with the shoes and the pants. She was trying, I just don’t think she knew how to handle the situation. Highly recommend this graphic novel.

 

Like Reblog Comment
review 2018-04-13 18:25
Judy Moody Saves The World, Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Saves The World! - Megan McDonald,Peter H. Reynolds

This middle school age book was fun. I received it for free and voluntarily chose to review it. While it was fun with a lot of action, the characters lacked any real depth. I would have liked to see a little more. While it was centered on recycling and saving the world, I would have liked to have answers as to why. I would hope that this would make some of our teenagers think about it more. Because it was a little fun and a good subject matter, I've given this a 4* rating and I'll be sharing this with my grandchildren.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?