Hi Everyone!!! I'm sorry for being a slacker, but I actually have good reasons this time (not that ALL of the other times were bad reasons. Thalia is pretty cool)! I was working on Saturday, on Sunday I had a person come over, on Monday I had no internet access, and on Tuesday I was doing homework, and then learned some new programming stuff (If you'll recall, I had some stuff for next year's English course to take care of. Half finished!) . On Wednesday I had work, and then the internet died again, and I had work today also, but the internet is not yet dead, so I am determined to get this finished. This is Flipped, which just might be one of the best books of all time. Honestly. This was a book we read in class in Grade 6 (I think. I had the same teacher for 2 years, Gr. 4 and Gr. 6, so I get the two years mixed up sometimes.), and I still hear parts of it in my teacher's voice. My copy of this book is one I got when a school library was getting rid of some of their old books, so it's pretty beaten up.
Do you remember when Gangnam Style was the only style, when no one knew what the fox says (and some still don't, apparently), and when the only thing that people read were boring books about the different types of grey? Oh yeah, that was just over the last few years. Anyways, today I am introducing a new thing, Flashback Sunday, where every once in a while I share from the days that I wrote book reviews for a small school publication. (I will say, I loved the book so much that I had no clue what to say at the end, I had endless praises that I did not want to flood the review with, so it ends somewhat abruptly. And yes, I do think you need to steal this book from whoever you see has it.)
Anyways, here is a book review from the days gone by, I hope you like it.
I must admit – whenever I see a book that has anything to do with dragons, I run and take cover. But something about Seraphina intrigued me.
Once I started reading I was immediately sucked in. Rachel Hartman writes with such a strong voice, and really, I could probably write endless praises for this book all day. But I won’t.
Seraphina is a book about how we all have secrets that need to be hidden – but to what extent, and for what price? In a medieval kingdom called Goredd, the townsfolk are nearing the 40th anniversary of a peace treaty between dragons and humans – but that does not mean everyone has accepted it.
Jason and Elizabeth are brother and sister book addicts who somehow manage to get along (most of the time). They reside in Canada with their dog Becky, and one (slightly insane) fly-hunting cat named Fish. Oh. And their parents. They're important too.
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