Saturday, September 23, 2017

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Hello everyone! Recently I have been looking for graphic novels that I haven't read before (and believe me I have read a LOT of graphic novels!), and I came across a graphic novel artist named Svetlana Chmakova. The two graphic novels that I ended up reading by her were Awkward and Brave. This post is going to be all about Awkward!

(Hint: Stay tuned for my post for Brave!)

In Awkward, the main character's name is Penelope, or Peppi for short. When she moves to a new town and is instantly humiliated by tripping on her first day, Peppi does something she regrets. When a boy comes over to help her, Peppi pushes him away. Literally. After that, Peppi soon finds her people, and becomes a part of The Art Club.

There is also the Science Club, the Art Club's rival. After a series of arguments and conflicts between the two clubs, things take a turn. Both the science and art clubs find out that only ONE of the two clubs is going to be getting a table at the School Club Fair. After that, the competition is on!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Finally by Wendy Mass (a birthday post)

Hi everyone! My best friend had her birthday a couple of days ago. As a part of my present to her, I am writing a post for one of her favorite books, Finally. Finally is the sequel to 11 Birthdays, (you can click here for my 11 Birthdays post) and is the second book in the popular Willow Falls book series.

Finally is a book about a girl named Rory, who has been wanting to turn 12 for FOREVER! Rory has a whole list of things that her parents said she could do, have, or get when she turned 12 and she is really holding them to their promise.

When Rory finally does turn 12, things do not go as well as she had hoped...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Hi everyone! Today, I am recommending a graphic novel that I read recently. All's Faire in Middle School is a graphic novel written by Victoria Jamieson, the author of one of my favorites, Roller Girl. One summer, I remember reading Roller Girl over and over again. Every time I finished it, I would flip back to the beginning and start again. I was soooo excited when I heard the Victoria Jamieson was coming out with another graphic novel, and so I have to share it with you all!

All's Faire in Middle School, is about a girl named Imogene, or Impy for short. Impy's parents work at a Renaissance Faire, and Impy has spent her whole life there. Impy has been waiting her for her chance to become a squire for the faire, and to prove her bravery, she decides to embark on the treacherous journey of... MIDDLE SCHOOL! All her life, Impy has been home schooled by her parents while at the faire, so going to a public middle school for the first time... well, there are some difficulties...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

star-crosseddee.jpgHello everyone! Today’s post is about a book that I read almost a month ago called Star-Crossed written by Barbara Dee. I thought it was a really well written book, and the type of story that this world needs more of. Star-Crossed is a book from the perspective of a LGBTQ+ girl named Mattie, who likes both boys and girls. Throughout the course of the story Mattie realizes this fact, and comes to terms with it. Before reading this book, I had never read anything like it, but I am so glad that I did end up reading this book! Star-Crossed is a great novel, and I story that I can’t wait to share! So let's get ready! Get set! And... GO!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

wendymass.jpgHello everyone! In honor of the recent solar eclipse (leave me a comment if you saw it!), today’s post is for Every Soul a Star, a novel by Wendy Mass featuring (you guessed it!) a solar eclipse! In case you didn’t know, the first post that I ever wrote on ReadingWayPastBedtime, was about another book written by Wendy Mass called 11 Birthdays. You can click here to view my post for 11 Birthdays. (Please excuse my many typos on that post!) I have enjoyed reading books by Wendy Mass for years now, so you may have seen her name on ReadingWayPastBedtime before. Anyway, I'd say it's time to get started! Are you ready? Here….. We…… goooooooo!