February 25, 2015

Palace Of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Hi y'all! Hannah here. I'm doing another book review this one is Palace Of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

There's more to being a princess than wearing a tiara.
Cecilia knows she's not just another peasant girl. She is actually a princess hiding until the evil forces that killed her parents are vanquished. A commoner is on the throne as a decoy.
But it's hard for Cecilia to secretly study statesmanship and palace protocol and pretend she has nothing more on her mind than scrubbing gruel stains out of her best apron. So Cecilia decides to take charge. Along with her best friend, Harper, she flees to the capital city to reclaim her throne. But when Cecilia and Harper reach the famed Palace of Mirrors, they discover that Princess Desmia believes an entirely different version of the story...

My Review:
I LOVED this book! The whole book was very interesting and exciting and the ending was SO creative! My one note is that it could have been a LITTLE faster in the story line.


Romance: 2 out of 5
Violence: 2 out of 5
Language: 0 out of 5
Age: 12+ (It was labeled Young Adult)

Hope y'all enjoyed!

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Hi Guys!
Anna here doing another book review... this one is about Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor.

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she's black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.
^vid Goodreads^
This book is a really good one.  I read it for school a couple of years ago, and then read it again recently and I loved it.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Romance: None
Violence: Level 3- There is definitely some violence, for example shooting, and there is mention of other violence like hanging, but nothing goes into great detail.
Age Rating: I'd have to say 13+
Hope this book review was helpful!
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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Hey Guys!
Anna here today, reviewing one of my favorite books, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.
"What if you could live forever?"
Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.
^via Goodreads^
Winnie is a ten year old girl bored out of her brain.  When she happens across a family with a secret, she experiences her first real adventure-and is faced with a difficult choice.
This book is so good.  It's beautifully written; sad sometimes, but over all a very enjoyable read.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Romance: None.
Violence: Level 2.  There's some, not too much, but still probably not good for younger kids.
Age Rating:  I'd say 12+, not really that it's not appropriate for kids younger than that but it's hard to understand sometimes and gives you a lot to think about.
Hope you guys enjoyed this review!  Have a great day!

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