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  • pudgyjeon
    pudgyjeon added a book review.
    I've always liked the tale of Sleeping Beauty, so I might be biased-BUT, this book was absolutely STUPENDOUS, period. Maleficent wasn't always evil, she used to be a kind faerie. Then a human named Stephen came along. He betrayed her by cutting off her wings, only because he wanted the throne. Maleficent responded by cursing his baby, Aurora. Time passes, and Maleficent finally decides to bring teen Aurora to the Moors, a.k.a the land of faeries. They grew closer to each other every night, until the day of the curse had come. Will Aurora find out the truth of Maleficent? Has Maleficent's heart been changed? Find out in this wonderful, engaging book! Like I said before, I personally loved it! I think it was the perfect backstory to go with the movie. Some reasons why I liked this book are: I liked how they showed Maleficent wasn't always bad, and how the author gave more to the story. I also liked it because of the characters. From Aurora to the three faeries that looked after her, the characters made the book more interesting. I would recommend this book for: Ages 8+, fairy tale lovers, and people looking for a good book.
    About 2 months ago
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  • pudgyjeon
    pudgyjeon added a book review.
    Everyone knows that a good book can-and will-make you feel sad, happy, angry, etc. And this is exactly what this author did. There is a stereotypical storyline for this genre that goes something like this: Kid moves to the Americas, gets bullied, solves the bullying problem, becomes popular and happy at the end. Apple (the main character) has moved in from the Philippines, and constantly gets bullied for her looks. Her one dream: be able to play the guitar and become famous for it. Only, there's one problem. Her mom thinks that a guitar is a waste of time, and thinks that she should focus instead on her grades. Apple feels miserable for three reasons: Her friendships are falling apart, she's being called ugly, and she can't buy a guitar. But, when two unexpected friends, and music lessons for free-if she can get a guitar-Apple, might just be able to survive the year. Okay, I was a bit disappointed with the ending, because the whole book they mentioned this field trip to Georgia, and how Apple was going to play on the streets and make a living in Georgia, but in the end, we don't get to read about it. I was kind of looking forward to it, so it kind of let me down that we didn't get to read about the field trip. But all in all this book deserves five stars, and NOTHING less. My reasons for this are: Like I said before in my review, this book really made me emotional. Also, I just think that the plot was nicely woven together. I would recommend this book for ages 9+ and for people who are interested in music stories.
    3 months ago
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    By Erin Entrada Kelly
    3 months ago
  • kruzingwithk9s
    kruzingwithk9s's book review was featured in The Swallowtail Legacy 1: Wreck at Ada's Reef.
    Have you ever read or heard something and said to yourself, “Something isn’t right here. There’s more to the story.” That’s how Lark felt after reading a newspaper article on Swallowtail Island, where she and her sister, Pip, have a summer house that their mom left them after she died. Going to the island with Thomas, her stepdad (who loves family photos just a little too much), and her stepbrothers, she finds a newspaper article telling of a 75 year old tale of an accidental death. She is later hired to investigate the incident for a book as a favor for a friend of her late mother. Digging deeper, there is more to the story than meets the eye. Can Lark find the missing piece of the story before it affects a new friend of hers? This thrilling mystery will leave you on the edge of your seat! I would recommend this to someone 12-15.
    4 months ago
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    kruzingwithk9s has read this book.
    4 months ago
  • pompomsnake
    pompomsnake added a new comment in
    I want to win because I love National Geographic is a fun and educational, Also I love reading books from National Geographic and love the Brain candy books 1 &2 so I want the 3 book. Also Good Luck to everyone! AndI might give it to my class so they can have a wonderful time reading that book. , but first I would read it. Also that's why I want to the brain candy 3 book.
    5 months ago
  • pudgyjeon
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    I haven't read Brain Candy 1&2 yet, but judging from all the other comments, it seems like a VERY entertaining, fun, and comical book. I don't have THAT many National Geographic books, and I think that this one will be a great addition to add to my small collection. At first I thought: What?! I can look/read about candy, and it's nonfictional!? Then I looked up the book, and was impressed, this looked like a super fun book read! Overall, I just really want to read this book, and enjoy it. Good luck to everyone else entering! :D
    5 months ago
  • pudgyjeon
    pudgyjeon's book review was featured in To Night Owl From Dogfish.
    I think this book was really engaging. The one major thing that really sets this book apart from others and that makes way more fun is the fact that this whole book is composed of emails and text messages. I feel like if this book was just written like a normal novel, it would have been uninteresting. This book made me wish that more books were written in letter and texts. Also, there are so many twists and turns in the story to save it from becoming mundane. Just when you think all knots were untied, a new problem shows up and messes it up all over again, leaving you hoping for a quick resolution that ends it once and for all. I would recommend this book for ages 8+ because people under 8 might not get the book. Overall I would recommend this book.
    9 months ago

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