Overall review: Like many girls, I "grew up" with L. M. Montgomery's books about Anne Shirley, and they remain some of my very favorites! Anne of GreeOverall review: Like many girls, I "grew up" with L. M. Montgomery's books about Anne Shirley, and they remain some of my very favorites! Anne of Green Gables, the first in the series, is the story of intrepid orphan Anne Shirley's somewhat accidental adoption by elderly, never-married Marilla Cuthbert, and her shy bachelor brother, Matthew. Although Marilla—a straight-backed spinster with very little imagination—is initially wary of red-haired, talkative Anne, eventually she, like everyone else in the small town of Avonlea, is charmed by Anne's spirit and spunk. Anne navigates her way through early adolescence along with a cast of endearing characters, like her "bosom friend" Diana and swoon-worthy admirer and archenemy, Gilbert Blythe. Readers will find themselves falling in love with Anne and consider her a "kindred spirit", just like everyone else she encounters! A great book for any age. Overall rating is 5 out of 5 stars!
PROFANITY: Very mild
VIOLENCE: Very mild
SEXUAL CONTENT: None
MATURE THEMES: Very mild
RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: Ages 9+
There are a few very mild religious exclamations. There is very little violence, though there are a few scenes involving heated arguments, and in one memorable scene Anne smashes her slate over a fellow classmate's head. During the course of the novel, a character dies, which introduces some mild mature themes. The death is handled very gently. This book is recommended as a Squeaky Clean Read for ages 9+.
Perform Like a Rockstar and Still Have Time for Lunch by Orna W. Drawas
Publisher's Note: Everyone wants to be a star at some point in their life. Become a true leader, a real mover, and quite simply, someone who people can count on to makes things happen. Inside the pages of Perform Like a Rock Star and Still Have Time for Lunch you can uncover ways to attain whole new levels in your own personal peak performance that can bring you greater success and fulfillment in your career - than you ever thought possible - and still have time for lunch . . . and so much more.
Overall Review: “Perform Like a Rockstar” was a wonderfully clear and helpful book. It outlined numerous practical ways to help organize your life, your to-do-list, and how to keep everything under control. Although written for improving a career, I felt it was very helpful for organizing my life at home (as a stay-at-home-mom), and also for helping with my organization and tasks for my home business. Ms. Drawas’ recommendations are applicable to anyone’s circumstances. A must-read for anyone who feels overwhelmed and wants to get things under control again. Overall rating is 5 out of 5 stars!
PROFANITY: few mild instances
SEXUAL CONTENT: none
MATURE THEMES: none
RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: Ages 18+
We recommend this book for ages 18+ because it is a self-help book written for adults. "Perform Like A Rockstar" did not have ANY sexuality, violence, or mature theme. It was completely clean except for 4-5 swear words. A clean read for ages 18+....more
I am grateful to Tate Publishing for letting me read this book! This book was squeaky clean, and was an easy read. It's written like a journal, detailI am grateful to Tate Publishing for letting me read this book! This book was squeaky clean, and was an easy read. It's written like a journal, detailing the experiences he has meeting his long-lost love again, for what he hopes will be a romantic vacation. The book was written well, and the story was nice.
I don't want this to come out the wrong way (it's actually a positive thought), but I would love to give this book to my grandparents. The main characters are older, and have lived full lives. I found that I couldn't quite relate with their perspective, but my parents or grandparents would really appreciate the struggles and thoughts of the characters.
All in all, I liked it. Best wishes to Mr. Oberdeck with his lovely novel! ...more
Ok, I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical...BUT, when I got a few chapters into it, I had to finished reading to see what happened! I reaOk, I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical...BUT, when I got a few chapters into it, I had to finished reading to see what happened! I really liked this book, and finished it in one sitting. It was a fun, easy read. The author has a fantastic sense of humor that kept me smiling. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, light read. Great new novel for ages 16+....more
Daron Fraley (the author) is a great writer--the book flows very smoothly and I was able to get a glimpse into his world very clearly through his descDaron Fraley (the author) is a great writer--the book flows very smoothly and I was able to get a glimpse into his world very clearly through his descriptive writing and good dialogue. I liked this book...it is interesting to think how even though there are other worlds that God has created, ALL of God's children experience the same feelings of love, hate, guilt, and are all searching for meaning in our lives. ...more