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By SAMAMA, May 16 2020 10:26AM

“Being brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you are scared.”

Find your Voice by Angie Thomas had all the thorough details one needs to start their writing journey. We all have a story within us that needs to be told, and this book does just that to help us come out. With strong heartfelt couch-like words and empty pages to share your own side of the story, this book is super helpful that teaches you to reach your desired writing goal. Want to write your own book? Just get yourself a copy of this and get started already!

By SAMAMA, May 15 2020 11:21AM

I was so sad to say goodbye to all the characters I became good friends with in The Orphanband of Springdale. There were so many unforgettable little personalities in this book that I’m sure I’ll miss.

In 1941, Augusta Neubronner gets sent to Springdale, Maine, to her grandmother’s orphan home because life was getting tough in New York. With a father who’s missing and is being looked for as a fugitive by the police and a mother who’s still far away in New York, life gets tricky for the 11 year out Augusta. But with her musical French horn and her new friends, life starts getting a little less worrisome, but a lot trickier at the same time. This story is about her journey through life alone in her little – metaphorical – boat and how she learns to overcome the storms that come her way.

I loved the simplicity of this book, and loved how the story was written from the eyes of a little child. It showed how wonderful and horrifying the world looked from little Augusta’s point of view. The writing style was so smooth and detailed – something that I absolutely love and look forward to in books. There are just too many things I loved about The Orphanband of Springdale to point only a few out. Plus the fact that it didn’t have any romance in it made it so much easier for me to read it during Ramadan.

A book that’ll make you go through a roller coaster of emotions. 5/5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

By SAMAMA, Apr 28 2020 08:58PM

It truly felt like summer was finally here when I read the first few chapters of Beverly, Right Here and walked out into my balcony. I’m not kidding - It was 40 degrees centigrade!

This story is about Berverly, a teen who lost her best friend - her dog, Buddy. With only a mother left in her life who couldn’t care less about her, she sets off to an unplanned journey somewhere far away from a place that never really felt like her home. And that’s where her story starts.

I finished most of the book in only one sitting. You can know by that fact on how simple, sweet and interesting this work of fiction was.

I do wish the expressions of all the characters were more descriptive while they spoke to each other. I wish we had received more details on everything in all the chapters, and I wish I could read a much more descriptive and deeper back-story on all the characters.

Maybe because those details were excluded from the book was the reason I was able to finish this story much faster. Either way, it’s a really down to earth and simple book, perfect for middle graders looking for something different to read.

3 out of 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟