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Book Review: Fangirl – The Manga – Book 1 by Sam Maggs and Gabi Nam

A few weeks ago I read and reviewed Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, one of the first books on The Ultimate Reading List. Later, in one of my many aimless library browses, I found the first book of a manga version and picked it up for a half-hour read. Normally I wouldn’t write a whole post about a quick, random book, but since I just wrote about the original, I thought it would be fun to compare the two.

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Ultimate Reading List Book Review: Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden

After finding that no upcoming books on my gigantic reading list were available at my local library, I placed holds on a bunch of them and they call came in at the same time. So I’ve been busy trying to read five books simultaneously.

As of now, I have finished Incredible Doom, a brand-new graphic novel co-authored by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden. I recently did my first graphic novel review on Words on Key, so this’ll be the second.

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Book Review: Stargazing by Jen Wang

This book isn’t part of my Ultimate Reading List, but I do have a book on it by the same author (The Prince and the Dressmaker). The other day I went to a library for the first time in over a year and let me tell you… libraries are AMAZING! Unfortunately, none of the next books on my list were available, but I found some others including this one.

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Reading List Book Review: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Right after publishing the last post, in which I explained I had lost this book right before finishing it, I found it and read the last chapters right away. Although I’m off to a much slower start than I hoped, I have finished the first book on my reading list. Here are my thoughts about it.

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Book Review: The Vanderbeekers Series by Karina Yan Glaser (Part 2)

The Vanderbeeker series is a fun and cheerful one. Though there are no bad words or inappropriate parts, Karina Yan Glaser uses some more advanced vocabulary words (which is one of the things I love about these books — simple stories transformed into more difficult reads), and therefore I recommend it if you are over 9 or 10 years old to 14 or so. All three are entertaining stories about a family of seven living in a charming brownstone in Harlem. The five Vanderbeeker children are perseverant and independent..sometimes a little too independent, and that’s what sparks the story-line in all three books. It really shows the bonding and tightness of a community.

**And, this isn’t the author’s work (it is the work of Karl James Mountford for the first book, Lisa Vega and Sheila Smallwood (designers) and Karl James Mountford (artist) for the second book, and Lisa Vega (designer) and Katya Longhi (artist) for the third book), but I have to mention that the cover art is so vibrant and breathtaking, especially the second and third books.**

Click here to see Part 1, which reviews books 1 and 2.

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