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This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature: Part 2: Kate DiCamillo– Read my review for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating poetry- inaugural poetry, specifically.
I updated My Most Favorite Favorites to include all 47 titles.
A simple story similar to Nest. I appreciated the author’s note providing additional information on the background illustrations.
A fun story about a friendship that didn’t start out so amicable. Cute!
This picture book reminded me of The Library by Sarah Stewart. A beautiful story about not giving up on your dreams following the life of a girl into womanhood and the music that changed her world.
Playful and imaginative. Animals dress up in clever costumes that are sure to delight readers. I enjoyed how even the text was manipulated to join in on the fun. Clever!
All the adults and children have died leaving teenagers to fend for themselves and create a new world. Alternating between the two male and female protagonists, we follow their adventures to find a possible cure. It is practically one action-filled scene after the other with the occasional teenage romance nonsense. It kind of falls apart when the how’s and why’s are answered. I can’t see myself investing more time with this series but I did like it enough to finish the first book which counts for something!
There are a lot of things going right for this book.
Fans of mystery, especially the likes of The Mysterious Benedict Society, will enjoy this. Ada’s character reminds me of Constance.
Fans of historical fiction will get a kick out of this book. There’s even some background information on the time, people and places mentioned.
Fans of strong, smart, and adventurous girls working together will find Mary and Ada’s stories fascinating.
Apparently, this is just the first of four books, originally funded through Kickstarter, so there are more mysteries to come!
It seems most YA novels are either dystopian or about suicide/illness/death which makes me not want to read any. Falling into Place is about suicide, although no one will know besides the main character. Others will think it was an accident.
Focusing on different people and different moments in time, each chapter is like a puzzle piece that by the end you hope will all fall into place and form a complete picture.
I’m not quite sure it succeeded in doing that. I mean, I was hooked. Not because I sympathized with the characters (I didn’t) but because I wanted to like them.
It’ll be interesting to hear what other people think about this.
Expect a review for this book during Wednesday’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge post:
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
Have a great reading week!