Tag: Middle Grade

Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I’m not really sure what I was expecting with this book, honestly. I was a bit worried about it being Middle Grade, since I’ve never read MG before and I was afraid it’d be too sophomoric for me. But true to Tahereh’s writing, it was quite beautiful! The only thing really MG about this book is the characters’ ages and disposition. It wasn’t as flowery as her usual prose, but it was still on a higher level of writing than […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 30, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh

I started to DNF at 78 pages. Then I changed my mind and picked it back up. Then, at 140 pages I just couldn’t take it anymore. Putting this one down kind of killed me, though. So I ended up picking it back up again and I just skimmed the rest. It bugged me too much to not finish it! First of all, the cover is SO gorgeous! Secondly, I’ve been looking forward to this book since I first heard about […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 15, 2014 | 6 Comments
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Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I have heard of this book through many bloggers, and have seen TONS of glowing reviews for it. I’ve seen people talk about how it changed their life. (This was actually my first foray into the Middle Grade genre.) Honestly, I don’t even know how to review and rate this because this book didn’t really do anything for me. It was deep…almost too deep for the audience it was meant for. But at the same time, it felt like kind of […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 24, 2014 | 5 Comments
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DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

Breathtaking, my ass. The only thing “breathtaking” about this book is the cover. Shame on me for falling for that again. I made it to page 77 before I just couldn’t take it anymore. Stabbing myself in the leg would have been more enjoyable.   First of all, the writing was HORRIBLY sophomoric. Why is this labeled YA? It seriously needs to be labeled as a MG book, because it reads like one. It’s sad when you’re so distracted by editing […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments
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