Micro-Reviews

Micro-Reviews

Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta [rating:4]
Moody Printz-winning tale weaving the stories of a group of friends in the past and a lonely girl in the present.
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson [rating:5]
Excellent classic tear-jerking middle grade Newbery winner, with more depth than I expected.
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman [rating:4]
A well-drawn young adult book about a girl hovering above her world while her body is in a coma – deciding whether to stay or not. But the bulk of the bonus material botched the ending for me.
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman [rating:4]
It’s as good as the movie.
The Getaway Car, by Ann Patchett [rating:4]
A Kindle Single on writing.  Nice tidbits here and there.
Moon over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool (Audio) [rating:4]
Tightly woven Newbery-winning story of a young girl searching for answers in the town her father grew up in.
Watership Down, by Richard Adams [rating:4]
A book about bunnies.  Yes, bunnies.  And I liked it.
Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See [rating:4]
Excellent tome tracking two sisters from Shanghai across the ocean and decades.
Snow in April, by Rosamunde Pilcher [rating:3]
A completely forgettable but enjoyable British romance.
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, by Ben Loory [rating:3]
Interesting collection of mini-stories that were not individually memorable.