Book Review: Coraline

Coraline is about a young girl whose family moves into an old house that has been split up into three separate residences. Coraline’s family inhabits the main house while two retired theatre performers live in the house below – which used to be the basement. Up on top lives an older man who is training mice to perform in his circus. It’s a curious lot of people yet Coraline feels she isn’t being listened to or seen which makes her feel very alone. Until one rainy day when she discovers a locked door in the sitting room where her family is storing her deceased grandmother’s old furniture that her drab life suddenly takes a radical turn.

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Review: The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

Reading The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano was pure delight – although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing since this book deals with a bratty 12 year old boy who squanders the lives he is given without any recourse to his evil ways. But, then, that’s what makes this book so much fun to read!

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Reboot – An Informal Book Review

Reboot is the first book in a duology and is about a girl named Wren who dies at the young age of 12. However, due to a virus, Wren doesn’t stay dead and in 178 minutes she reboots and is alive again. The twist is that once you die your humanity begins to disappear – the longer you’re dead, the less humanity you retain and Wren was dead for 178 minutes…the longest anyone has been dead and has come back. How much humanity does she have left? Because she didn’t retain as much humanity as others, she’s the perfect solider for HARC.

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