So you have to understand that I am in love with all things Peter Pan. I devour anything that has to do with the story be*copy provided by NetGalley*
So you have to understand that I am in love with all things Peter Pan. I devour anything that has to do with the story be it books, movies, plays…anything. Not all of it is good but it is Peter Pan so it’s already not too bad. I am very protective of the boy who refused to grow up so it has to be amazing to make me really happy.
Love, Tink was good. It was a cute retelling from Tinkerbell’s point of view. Having Tink follow Peter into the modern world was kind of a cool twist. It was a sweet romance without all the sometimes slightly racey behavior that sometimes occurs in teen romance. Not that there is anything wrong with that but as a 5-8 library it sometimes limits my options. I can see fans of romance enjoying this as well as fans of fantasy.
The book I read was a collection of six novellas. I would probably purchase the collection rather than the individual novellas only because as a collection it is only 330 pages. I would say a worthy purchase for any library looking for clean romance for younger girls who enjoy the genre. ...more
I saw this book on Net Galley and I saw that it was by Elizabeth Wein and I knew I had to have it. I adored Code Name Veri*Copy provided by NetGalley*
I saw this book on Net Galley and I saw that it was by Elizabeth Wein and I knew I had to have it. I adored Code Name Verity so I was very excited to try this one out.
It started a little bit slow for me and I almost put it down but something told me to stick with it. I was very glad I did. It took me several chapters to realize it was a King Arthur story and once I realized that I was hooked. I love King Arthur and anything to do with his legend. I loved the characters and I loved the story.
In the end the book really won me over but I question whether or not it will be popular with students. I had the same problem with Code Name. I’m talking in general of course. I can think of a couple of students that will eat this up and completely love it but in terms of general popularity I don’t see it being a huge hit. I however cannot wait to find the sequel. ...more
I totally loved this and almost wish it was a full length novel. I ordered it because it was recommended during conference I went to so I didn't knowI totally loved this and almost wish it was a full length novel. I ordered it because it was recommended during conference I went to so I didn't know much about it. I picked it up as I was cataloging and started to skim through it to see what I could tell kids about it. A period later I was done and checking to see if the second volume is out yet. (It's not by the way.) I can't wait to book talk this one.
The characters are great Seifer is struggling to do the best he can in this situation as well as stay true to what he believes. Cassie is a strong female character who is often rescuing Seifer. They are both smart and funny and great role models.
There isn't much else to say except I loved just about everything about it. The only thing that could have made it better was more details. It reminded me a lot of TenNapel's books in that way. With Pandemonium as with his books I found myself wishing it was a full length novel because I just wanted MORE! I would have lost out on the beautiful illustrations though.
Verdict: If graphic novels are popular in your library you should definitely pick this one up. I love giving people graphic novels like these to prove that they really do have substance and that they do have a place in libraries. If you are just growing your graphic novels section this would be a good book of substance to get your hands on.
Doug TenNapel is my graphic novel hero. His books are the ones I would use to argue the value of graphic novels to a non-believer. I know I've said thDoug TenNapel is my graphic novel hero. His books are the ones I would use to argue the value of graphic novels to a non-believer. I know I've said this before but it bears repeating, TenNapel perfects the blend between humor and heart. His characters are likeable and flawed.
Cam's father is a likeable guy. He is a good father and is doing the best with the hand he has been dealt. Cam is a good kid and Marcus though annoying and obnoxious is not a total loss. The characters are well developed and the story is interesting and thoughtful.
Verdict: TenNapels books are very popular in my library. I don't expect this one to be any different. ...more