Posts Categorized: Historical


Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

June 5, 2017 Book review 28 ★★★½

My head is melted trying to decide a rating for The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein. I’m so torn. A part of me loves the characters and the atmosphere.  The other part of me laments the lack of pace, and the overly detailed descriptions. First Line of The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth… Read more »

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

September 19, 2016 Book review 6 ★★★★★

It’s hard to know what to say about The Book Thief by Markus Zusak that probably hasn’t already been said by thousands of other reviewers.  But when I love a book as much I loved this one, I can’t help but add in my two cents worth. First Line of… Read more »

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

June 15, 2016 Book review 2 ★★★★

If you are looking for a book that has an authentic child narrator and navigates skilfully and heartbreakingly through the Foster Care system, then your search is over.  My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal is the perfect book for you.     First Line of My Name is… Read more »