Heather's books

Sarah's Key
The Help
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
New Moon
Breaking Dawn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Lightning Thief
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Notebook
Eat, Pray, Love
The Time Traveler's Wife
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

I was surprised by how much I loved this book!

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
I Hate Myselfie

By: Shane Dawson

Genre: Autobiography/ humor

Pages: 228

Published: 2015

Read: November

5 out of 5

I usually do not read humor books. I also don't particularly enjoy short stories. However, this book is hilarious. I was not aware there were "youtubers" out there and definitely not youtubers that also write books.

A few of my regular teens requested I purchase some of their books. Not knowing what they were about, I wanted to read one first. While I recommend this book to readers that have a (sick) sense of humor, I do not recommend these particular book to teens.  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A book for young middle schoolers on transgender identity



By: Alex Gino

Genre: Juvenile Realistic Fiction

Pages: 240

Published: 2015

Read: November

4 out of 5

This book covers an important, but controversial topic. The truth is that books covering touchy subjects, such as homosexuality and transgender, DO need to be written for the young ages.  

I am not one for censoring what kids read, however this one may cover a subject that some kids (grades 3-6) have never heard of or thought was possible - feeling trapped in the wrong gender's body. As a parent, I would allow my 9 year old to read, but would want to be aware he is reading it. This is so we could discuss together and I could answer any questions he may have. Unfortunately, the cover of the book is so dang cute a parent may not even consider that the book would cover a difficult subject.

This book is very well written and age appropriate - Booklist Starred review. I believe its a great one for libraries to own. However I felt the only downfall was that the premise involves a drama production. This was too cliche for me. I prefer when authors avoid stereotypes.