This book reads like a comedy with a tear-jerker hitch. I could only read it from a motherly perspective, so it may not strike the same chord with you, but honestly, I believe that everyone will feel some kind of embarrassing sappy moment by the end of this book. Don’t believe me? Try me. You’ll be pulling from the Kleenex box before the end.
Hats off to Madelynne, who gave the most well-thought-out descriptions of the books she has read. Madelynne will let us know which book she has chosen to receive in paperback. Great job, Madelynne!
Here we have 11 year-old Sasha, who is a proud and loyal communist, like his father. Very suddenly the tables turn in a way that perhaps an American grade school student cannot begin to identify with today. The book only takes 1-2 hours to read. I just couldn’t put it down! I had to find out how this was all going to play out. Probably one of those books that adults WANT kids to love, but really it’s more for the adults.
It’s so nice to read a Percy Jackson kind of book but with a female lead character who is downright spunky! And the Spider-Man pajamas….classic! Nice job, Roshani!!
I loved this book. The series is so good it is my new favorite. I love how there are lots of twists in the fairytales.
I guess I had high hopes for this book based on how much I enjoyed Ever and Ella Enchanted, but I just couldn’t stop picturing Fiona from Shrek as the ogre, which caused me to lose focus a lot. The plot was sadly predictable and I found myself skimming chapters just to get to the finish line. Swing and a miss.
I really loved this book. I loved the chapter names because they were like I become supreme lord of the bathroom and I accidentally vaporize my pre algrabra teacher.
This book was really good and the whole series is amazing.
The book was really good I could not put it down and almost every book and chapter left you on a cliff hanger making you want to read more. And some of the cliff hangers were literally cliff hangers.
Yep, this author CRUSHED IT!
I think if Calpurnia were alive today, she would probaby love country music.
When I think of Calpurnia, I think of strong, talented women who fight society’s perception of conformity.
What I loved about this book was the poetic writing. I found my self re-reading certain sentences just to savor them. The author obviously labored to use literary devices that made writing this an art form. Often times, while nothing particularly exciting going on, I was swept away by the humorous and relatable circumstances that defined Calpurnia’s story. I was sorry to finish this one, and I hope you read it and fall in love just like I did.