Tag: Middle Grade

Series Review: Warriors by Erin Hunter (+ I Made My Own Clan!)

Series Review: Warriors by Erin Hunter (+ I Made My Own Clan!)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

I honestly don’t even know how I had never heard of this series until recently – I mean, a book about cat warrior clans basically screams ‘Jessi book!’ I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it knowing that it was more of juvenile fiction than teen fiction; but because I went in knowing that fact, I was able to bring my expectations of the prose down. And it did read like Middle Grade. But, once I got into the story […]

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Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

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 […]

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Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

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 […]

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DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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