Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

Title: Breadcrumbs

Author: Anne Ursa

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publishing Date: September 27th 2011

Page Numbers: 312

Synopsis:

(from goodreads.com)

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn’t help it – Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn’t fit anywhere else.

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My Overall Review:

First of all, we all know about the saying that goes “Don’t just a book by it’s cover”. But can I be honest with you all?

I do judge books by covers.

Covers tell us about the story. They create an idea in our minds about what this story is going to be about. And I decided to take out this book because of it’s beautiful cover. Hats off to person who made the cover. Gorgeous.

Now that I’ve said that, let’s get on with the real review.

This lovely story is based on the very famous ‘The Snow Queen’ story by Hans Anderson.

I love Hazel. And I felt so bad for her. Her pain and sadness over problems she faced, just made my heart melt. She thinks she’s an outsider because of her Indian descent (like me, if you don’t mind me adding) and her adoptive parents. The thing is, at least once in life, we all feel like we don’t belong.

What is normal? What can we do to fit in? What does so-and-so think of me?

Admit it or not, we all have felt like this at least once in our lives.

But Hazel feels like this again and again.

She gets even more puzzled when her best friend, Jack, turns away from her. Growing up is really hard. Your playing in the park one day with your friends, building castles and making mud pies, but the next day your faced with decisions and choices.

Although the story was very wonderful, I felt like the ending was rushed. I just wish that Anne had taken a little bit more time and given a few more details at the end.

Other than that? The book is very fabulous. I don’t often reading fantasy stories, but this one was a very good one. Just a few things I would tweak at, but still amazing!

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My Rating: ★★ ★★☆ 4/5 stars

Worth Re-Reading: Probably

Character Structure: I felt like I didn’t know Jack’s mom well enough or Hazel’s adoptive dad. Other than that, it was good.

Mature Content: Not at all

Children’s Book Alert! Yummy Stories by Lil L. Alexander

Totally!

Poetic Parfait

Yummy Stories Children's Book Cover Yummy Stories Book Cover by Lil L Alexander

When I was a kid, I loved to read! I would have loved this book too, for many reasons. The book I am reviewing here is Yummy Stories: six stories to stimulate your mind and appetite by Lil L. Alexander. This is an honest review I am doing in exchange for receiving a copy of the book from the author, who found me through The Indie View. I do not make money in any way from this review; I support Indie writers!

The book is such fun. It is intended for kids ages 4-8. It has six stories within the illustrated book. The illustrations, by the way, are brightly colored, high-quality and fun; they enhance the story and would keep children interested in the read. The illustrator is Anda Cofaru.

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Good Christmas Reads/Gifts

Good Christmas Reads/Gifts:

^^ Maybe I should have picked a darker green…

Hey Everyone!

So below I have listed some awesome sauce books for

  1. Children -Short Picture Books With Words
  2. Older Children/Pre-Teen Books – Short Chapter Books/Short Novels
  3. Adults -Novels

🙂 What are we waiting for?

Children:

 

 

Older Children/Pre-Teens:

 

Adults:

 

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and amazing Christmas.

 

 

Newest Issue of Discovery Girls (October/November 2014)

The newest edition of Discovery Girls is out!

This is actually the last edition of 2014. The next issue will be coming out in 2015 and I am extremely excited for that.

I really think that this volume was the best so far. Why?

Well it has more to read than the August-September issue for starters. I found that the beginning little comic was pretty funny xD.

Although I still feel like the “Ask Ali” column questions might be made up, they are more enjoyable than last time.

On this Issue’s Debate they were talking about “Should Your Parents Help You Choose Your Friends”. And I was surprised that they actually found people who said yes.

In my opinion, as loving and caring as parents are, they sometimes have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to friends. Let’s take my volleyball game as an example. So there’s this pretty girl on our team and she’s good at volleyball- and popular. My mom instantly likes her and suggests that I share my doughnuts with her. And I’m like “Mom. You want to give the girl who swore at me a doughnut? Are you okay?”

Okay now let’s talk about the Special Feature “Mackenzie’s Journal”. While reading this one, I was absolutely glued and yelling at Mackenzie to punch Jamie in the guts. I can not wait for the next instalment.

I also really liked the little Necklace tutorial in the end of the magazine. I mean like, It’s so easy! I’m totally contributing in the next issue.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, take a deep breath. You might not have read my previous post and that is a-ok. Just go to this link and find out about this amazing magazine that I am addicted to. 🙂 Have and awesome Sunturday!

Books I’ve Been Loving #1

Hey Everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying your long weekend like me?

Now I know lots of you like to read when your bored, and that is a wonderful hobby. So here I am, to tell you what books I’ve been loving! I will feature a couple of  books, and hopefully you will also try them out. ❤

Discovery Girls Magazine:

Now I know that I said I will feature BOOKS, but I am absolutely addicted with these magazines.

There are just amazing.

These magazines are for girls, and are written by girls! So it’s not just junk about fashion sense and stuff. I’ve read about 4 of these magazines and I am in love with them

When You Reach Me

This book is lovely! It even has a Newberry Award!

Usually, I don’t like to read books with awards (I know, its stupid) but mostly because I think the character is always too goody two shoes.

But this book was amazing.

I have never cried because of a book. But when reading this I did. It was just amazing.

The end, is like the best part of it. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but seriously you will thank me after reading this.

 Ten Rules For Living With My Sister:

Who doesn’t agree with me?

Ann M Martin is an amazing author. Like amazing.

I really like journal type books and that is what this book is. I just love this book. Try it out!

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So that’s all for this week. I was planning to post it on last Friday since that is the day I’m supposed to post “Books I’ve Been Loving” but I was busy and didn’t read a lot of books that week.. So I will NOT be posting another one this week, unless I catch up on my reading.

Love you all!

Khushi