Sophia’s War by Avi

If you all have noticed, I have not been writing for quite a while now. I just needed to catch up on my reading is all. Today, I’ll be writing about an amazing book called Sophia’s War.

When America is fighting against the British, a vast amount of people were split up into two groups, those who supported the British ( Loyalists ), or those who wanted to fight for their freedom and become a separate country ( Rebels ). Sophia, who is seen as “just” a girl in 1776, had a simple life with her parents, and brother fighting in the war on the rebel’s side. But, it all changes when a British officer is forced onto Sophia’s family in their loyalist town. Sophia and her family have to keep their secret of being a rebel to them selves. But, one day something very strange indeed happens to Sophia, especially since she is a girl. She is enlisted as a rebel spy. Her being a girl is the biggest cloaking mechanism that works for her, because no one suspects a girl of doing anything such as what Sophia’s new job is. When her spying gets her some information that just might change the whole war, Sophia has to get it to the American generals. But, she has to hurry, for if she fails in delivering her information, the Americans will lose the war and if her identity is figured out, she will be condemned to a death by hanging…

I loved this book. It is so inspirational to girls who think they are less to anyone else. Sophia is a very strong character indeed. This is definitely a book worth reading, one that I of course recommend. I give this book a 10 out of 10!

 

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Please comment if you read this book and liked it. Again, I would love to know! 🙂

Cheers,

Cupcake

 

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Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

When Marty Preston comes walking home one day, he sees a scared dog who flinches when he comes near. When the dog starts to follow him home,Marty gets attached. He has to keep the dog secret from his family because they can not afford to keep a dog, so Marty eats half his meals and gives the rest to the dog who he hides in his backyard. One day, Marty finds out that this dog already has an owner named Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun. Turns out the dog ran away from his former owner. Marty is determined to keep the dog (whom he has now named Shiloh) from his abusive owner, which is the reason Shiloh flinches when Marty tried to pet him at first. But, that can’t happen because he does not own the dog. How will Marty keep his beloved Shiloh safe?

This was a good book that that pulls at the reader’s heart strings, and if you are sentimental about dog books, this one is ok to read because the dog does not die at the end, which I am happy to say. I would give this book a 10 out of 10!

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Cheers,

Cupcake

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

After his mother dies Crispin is lost, with no family or place to call his own after the villagers burned it down. While wandering through the forest, Crispin accidentally stumbles upon a secretly held conversation between the steward, who held all the power in his town, John Aycliffe and a mysterious man. Crispin was obviously not supposed to hear the conversation, so he ran from the angry steward clutching the last thing his mother gave to him : a cross made of lead with a little writing on it ( Crispin can’t read) .On his way he meets Bear, a man who captures him and makes him his apprentice. But, the questions start coming, who is Crispin really? And what does his cross say….

This book was good. It made the reader question so many things along the way, and when they finally got the answers it was a big shock! This book needs some time to start going, because it is a little slow at the start. I used to not like it, but then it became really good. Other people don’t really like this book because of the slow starting, but it really just needs a chance. This is not a a book for everyone, if you like to take chances with reading then pick up this book, you won’t regret it! I would give it a 8 out of 10!

If you would like to buy it see below ( amazon is a shopping website):
https://www.amazon.com/Crispin-Cross-Lead-Avi-ebook/dp/B003X4KVSG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500688233&sr=8-1&keywords=crispin

Book cover so you can know what to look for!

Crispin

Cheers,

Cupcake

 

Holes by Louis Sachar

When Stanley Yelnats comes home from school one day, everything changes because of his no good, rotten, dirty, pig stealing great, great grandfather. He thinks he got accused for a crime he did not commit because of the bad luck cursed onto his family member. At a trial Stanley has only two options ( very severe ones I think ) : go to a camp to dig holes ( in the hot, hot sun), or he goes to juvie. ” I’ve never been to camp before “, are the words Stanley says that seals the deal. It’s camp Green lake for him. But, what is the whole purpose of this camp? It can’t just be for building character by digging holes like the warden says, if that were true then why do campers get a day off for finding something interesting in their hole? If the whole purpose of the camp is that one thing, then finding something interesting shouldn’t be such a big deal….

Wow! The ending and surprises in this book were so great! I really loved this book because it has some unexpected twists! I definitely recommend it even though it is not exactly my favorite book. It was kind of hard to derive the meaning of the book at times because of the style of writing, but overall it was amazing and I give it a 9 out of 10!

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Cheers,

Cupcake

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Crabenstein

After writing a class essay on why he loves the new public library, Kyle Keeley along with 12 other children are selected as winners to a contest. The prize being a one night lock down and the new and improved, high-tech public library. At the lock down each child must use their wits to make it out of the new library, for Mr. Lemoncello, a game lover, has made the book filled building into a game for the one night lock down. The children shall use clues to finally find the exit to this game, using only three help options: ” ask an expert”, “Librarian Consultation”, and ” extreme challenge “, ( if the player wins the extreme challenge, their prize will be wondrous.) Will the children find the way out of Mr. Lemoncello’s  library?

This was a great book! It made the reader play along with the characters in the story, trying to think ahead with the given clues and find the exit. I really enjoyed it, but thought the style of writing could of been a little better. I would give this book a 7.5 out of 10!

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There are more books in the series, but I have not read them. Please comment about how the rest of the books were if you read them, or if you read this book. No spoilers 🙂

Oh, and exciting news, you can search me up on bing now!!!

Cheers,

Cupcake

Dear Dumb Diary : Let’s pretend this never happened ( Book 1) by Jim Benton

This book is great for light reading. Its a funny book about middle schooler Jamie Kelly, and all her antics at school with her best friend Isabella and enemy perfect Angeline.

I really loved the books in this series that I read ( I have not read all the books in the series ) but I definitely say it is a must read ! This series is something to read laid back on a Sunday afternoon.:) I give it a 10 out of 10!

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Please write in the comments if you read this book, or any other books in the series and liked it, I would love to know! 🙂 Please include the title of the book you read in the series!

Cheers,

Cupcake

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NEW BOOK!!!

Hi! I just received a new book called Short by Holly Goldburg Sloan, the same author of counting by 7s, which I have read and have a review on. Once I finish it ill be sure to write a review, so expect a new review sometime this week or next week. Im so excited!!!!!!

Cheers,

Cupcake

The Isle of The Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

This is a very well known book, that I’m sure a lot of you have read. But for those of you who haven’t, here is my description and review.

The Isle of the Lost is home to fairy tale’s most evil villains. They were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to this nasty, rotting island. The inhabitants of the Isle eat the leftover trash and receive only the broken and unwanted things from the kingdom of Auradon. But, one day Maleficent , the most evil, powerful, and feared villain of the Isle of the Lost wants out of the Island.  She sends her daughter Mal to go find the Dragon’s eye, the one thing that can get her off the island. Along the way Mal is joined by Evie, Jay, and Carlos ,children of other villains on the Isle of the Lost. Will the villain kids find a way off the island? Or are they stuck there forever, Mal facing the huge disappointment of the most evil, powerful, and feared villain of the Isle of the Lost…. her mother ?

This was a great book, and I liked it. But, I would give it a 8 out of 10 because I am not much of an adventure fan. Please read!

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This book is also the first in a series, so if you read it and liked it, two more books are waiting for you! I have not read the rest of the series, so if you have read it please comment about how it was. No spoilers please! 🙂

Cheers,

Cupcake

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Princes Academy is about mountain girls  high atop Mount Eskel. The daily work for them and their families is to work in the query. But one day a huge opportunity came for Miri (a mountain girl) and her friends. That year the prince’s bride would be one girl from Mount Eskel ( whitch was very strange becqause the royalty’s bride was never chosen from the mountain girls ). So, Miri and the rest of the girls headed to Princess Academy to learn out to talk,act, and do everything like a princess. Later, there would be a ball where the prince decides which refined mountain girl shall be his bride. Will Miri be chosen? Or will one of the other mountain girls?

I liked this book, but  the style of Hale’s writing can tend to be a bit confusing at times. Although there is a bit of adventure ( i’m going to call it adventure for now. Its not really adventure as such, but if I say what it reallly is the book shall be slightly ruined. ) I think that it is a bit slow paced, and again not for the fast paced adventure lovers. My opinion for this book is a 6.5 out of 10. I liked it but it could have been better.

You can buy it on amazon.com if you are interested! see below:

 

If you read and liked the first book, this is the first book in a series, so you have two more books waiting for you after the first! I have not read the rest of the series but if you have or if you did because of my review please feel free to comment about how they were! No spoilers! 🙂

Cheers,

Cupcake

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