I know I am super biased in my rating and review of this book. It is a nostalgic one for me that I got when I was young. I've always liked the story oI know I am super biased in my rating and review of this book. It is a nostalgic one for me that I got when I was young. I've always liked the story of Bunnicula, but never finished the series as a kid. I still love books meant for all ages.
This story is as simple as a picture book can be, but with a little more text than a typical picture book. I really love it. The story is cute. The artwork is really beautiful as well....more
Trigger Warning: Some are spoilers, so click if you want to know before reading the book.(view spoiler)[Rape, Molestation, Abuse, Incest (hide spoilerTrigger Warning: Some are spoilers, so click if you want to know before reading the book.(view spoiler)[Rape, Molestation, Abuse, Incest (hide spoiler)]
There are a couple things I would change, but overall, this was a good, fast paced read.
Pretty Girl-13 was fascinating on a morbid level. Dark. Emotional. Gut-wrenching.
The segments with 2nd POV threw me for a loop as I did not understand them at first. They seemed weird and out of place. They also made me think there was something supernatural going on. I had no idea who or what was narrating those parts. Once I figured it out, it was an “ah-ha” moment and I enjoyed them. It gave the book a creepier vibe. Unimaginable some of the stuff those scenes showed us.
Sadly, I guessed almost all the twists. I was hoping so much that what I guessed was wrong, because it was not fun to know everything, ruining the mystery.
You should go into books like this blindly. I’m glad I did. I had no idea what to expect going in, only going by the vague synopsis. Once you know the gist of the plot, it wouldn’t be as engaging. Even knowing the twists, I still enjoyed reading them.
We learn about halfway through that something dark happened in Angie’s childhood, unrelated to the main plot, but explaining why Angie is the way she is. I did not like how this was resolved. Another thing that I did not like was how some of her former friends treated her. It is just not decent human behavior. It seemed highly unnecessary and I feel like if the characters were going to be like that, they shouldn’t be needed. I do get it, though. It was an excuse for Angie to take control and be strong, but I still could have done without it.
Angie’s friendship with Kate was a healthy one. A good one. I really liked it. There needs to be more girl love in books and not girls hating on girls. I also loved Angie’s relationship with Dr. Grant. Grant cared about Angie on more than a professional level.
Another person I liked was Detective Brogan, especially at the end, as they wrap up the case.
So much happened to Angie, it was almost too much. The girl never seemed to get a break, even the ending was bitter sweet. On one hand, I get why Angie did what she did, but on the other hand, I do not know if I could do it.
I think the ending will be one I’m never sure if I liked it or not.
There are also questions left unanswered, that only one person has the answer to and he can’t answer them now....more
What a dark, sad, twisted little fairy tale. I really adored this picture book. It is meant for children I can only assume, but it is such a sad storyWhat a dark, sad, twisted little fairy tale. I really adored this picture book. It is meant for children I can only assume, but it is such a sad story. There is no sugar coating here like in a lot of kid books. It is dark like how most old fairy tales are. I loved how it was the classic story told in reverse with the humans being the bad people. I wonder if we could understand animals would this be how they see us?
Wow. This little picture book hit me hard, even as an adult. I don't think I know of any other picture book that depicts someone with OCD or anxiety.Wow. This little picture book hit me hard, even as an adult. I don't think I know of any other picture book that depicts someone with OCD or anxiety. I never thought I could relate to a stuffed animal. I think a book like this is so important for people of all ages, not just children. It is for kids to see themselves in a character and for adults as well, and also for adults to understand that children are people, too and they can have OCD, anxiety, depression...etc.
I loved everything about this story. I loved that the art style was pink and cutesy, even though the story was about a cute bunny and a little boy. I'm glad for no gender stereotyping.
Parts of it made me sad, but there was hope. I like how it ended. The book had a message, but it wasn't so over powering, in your face, preachy like some kid books can be. Kids with OCD and anxiety will relate. Kids who do not have OCD/anxiety will just find a fun, cute story.
That was rather delightful. I really loved the old fashioned pictures. The story really is a magical one and now it makes me want to go watch the ballThat was rather delightful. I really loved the old fashioned pictures. The story really is a magical one and now it makes me want to go watch the ballet! This is a picture book, but more for advanced readers or to be read aloud to the whole family, because there are quite a lot of words for a picture book. It was a lovely, fun read.
This is a cute picture book about a spider who lives at a museum. I most loved the water color photos. Another cool part is that at the end there is aThis is a cute picture book about a spider who lives at a museum. I most loved the water color photos. Another cool part is that at the end there is a glossary that explains some facts. This book would be good for a child who might like spiders, or even for a child who might be a little fearful of them to show them that they are not all that scary once you "get to know them" so to speak.
I was in the mood for some Christmas spirit, so I downloaded a bunch of free books off Amazon. We all know that can be a huge hit or miss. I found thiI was in the mood for some Christmas spirit, so I downloaded a bunch of free books off Amazon. We all know that can be a huge hit or miss. I found this novella cute, and a quick little read. There were some things that didn't sit well with me, as I am not a fan of insta love and that is exactly what this story is.
This story is totally cheesy, and I mean no disrespect to the author. There is good cheesy and then there is bad cheesy. This one is good "Hallmark" type of cheesy. Perfect for this season when you want to get lost in a feel good story.
A family story that is appropriate for young and old. Freebies usually end up being erotica, nothing against it, but I was happy this was just some good, clean fun. I do think this would have been better as a longer length novel, with the characters more fleshed out and the love being more realistic. Sure, there is magic involved and maybe destiny, but insta love is still not my cup of tea in most cases.
I liked the idea behind the naughty elf who brought some mischief to the story. I would have liked to see that part more in detail.
Overall, I think it is written well and it flows decently, but it does feel like chunks of the story is missing....more