I rated it Stargirl 4/5 stars because I felt as though the plot could’ve been a little thicker. Stargirl is a wonderful book about self-discovery and the true meaning behind self-love with a powerful theme and strong characterization. Pick this one up if you need an easy read with a good message.
I gave All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven a 5/5 star rating because of how detailed the plot was. The ending is crazy and unexpected. I knew I would cry and that this book is about teen suicide, but that ending tore me apart in ways I didn’t expect.
I rated The Oracle Code a 3/5 stars because I felt like the plot was lacking and many of the characters fell flat. I loved the artwork and a few of the characters. I enjoyed reading the graphic novel overall and devoured it within two hours. If you like stories about hackers and dark secrets, this book is definitely worth the read.
Graphic novels have plots, characters, settings, and themes. They have everything that a typical novel would. When struggling students are able to see the same elements you talk about in class, it helps them connect with the material you are teaching them. Giving a struggling student the ability to use a graphic novel is a great example of differentiation.
I rated A Heart so Fierce and Lonely 5/5 stars because I was one of those people that appreciated the plot driven style. Although, I did feel off-put by the point of view switches at the beginning, I soon fell in love with Lia Mara. I did miss Rhen and Harper, though. Regardless, I thought the story was beautifully plotted with twists and turns I didn’t expect. The characterization was top-notch, which is amazing considering that the novel is plot driven rather than character driven.
I gave A Curse So Dark and Lonely all five stars because the book played like a movie in your head. It was a quick read, despite its size, and the plot was unpredictable (in my opinion). The romance was slow-burn… very slow-burn.
I gave All the Stars and Teeth 5 stars. 5-Star reviews are difficult to achieve from me, but Adalyn Grace deserves it with this one. I loved the different magics and seeing them in action. I loved what Adalyn did with mermaids, whom was one of my favorite characters. I loved the twisted plot line. It was an awesome read.
Overall, I definitely think Scavenge the Stars is worth a read. It’s a powerful blend of “high-stakes adventure, romance, dueling identifies, and breathtaking betrayals” (dust jacket description), tied together by unpredictable plot twists that’ll keep you up at night. Scavenge the Stars is a book hangover type of read. Be prepared.