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Review: Sheets

Hello, hello! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!
This morning I’m here with a review of a quick graphic novel that I recently read, Sheets! I heard a lot of positive things about this book, and while I did enjoy it, it did not quite live up to my expectations.
Happy reading! 😉


Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Genre: Middle Grade – Graphic Novel, Paranormal
Series: Sheets #1
Pages: 239
Publication Date: August 2018
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read March 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.
Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.
When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.


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Have you read Sheets? What were your thoughts on it?
Do you enjoy graphic novels? Which one is your favourite?
Let’s chat in the comments down below!!

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See you next time! ❤

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Review: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)

Hello, hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! 🙂
This morning I’m here with a review of the graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, which was terribly disappointing. 😦
Happy reading!!


The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, José Villarrubia, Attila Futaki
Genre: Middle Grade – Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Mythology
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1
Pages: 135
Publication Date: October 2010
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read August 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


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Have you read the graphic novel? What did you think of the art style?
Did you read the original series?
I’d love to chat in the comments down below!! 🙂

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Review: Drama

Good evening and happy Friday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!
Today I’m back with a new book review (finally). This is the first book that I’ve been able to get myself through in almost a month, which is the most frustrating thing ever! I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a terrible slump before. I had fun with this graphic novel though!!
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Genre: Middle Grade / Young Adult – Graphic Novel, Contemporary
Pages: 238
Publication Date: September 2012
My Rating: 2.75 of 5 stars
Read June 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
PLACES, EVERYONE!
Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!


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Have you read Drama? Have you read any of this author’s other books?
What are your favourite graphic novels?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below! 🙂

Thanks so much for joining me today – I hope to see you again very soon!! ❤

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My Favourite Middle Grade Books

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY! In honour of the day, I decided that I would share some of my favourite middle grade novels and series. I’ve been a massive bookworm throughout my entire life; reading is and always will be a detrimental part of who I am. I am a strong believer that many of these books payed a role in shaping me into who I am today. I love and appreciate them all so much.
If you know a young reader, I would most certainly recommend any of these fantastic books to them!


Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
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Okay, let’s get the basic ones out of the way. I read the Harry Potter series for the first time when I was eight years old, and like most other people, I instantly fell in love. I quickly devoured the entire series, and immediately proceeded to read them again. And again. And again, and again, and again. Ten years later and this series still remains to be one of my favourites, as I’m sure it always will be.
Recommended for: Honestly, this series is a great pick for anyone of any age. Despite the fact that the target audience is 8-12 years old, they can be read and enjoyed by teenagers and adults too! They are very well-developed and layered stories that include something to appeal to everybody. There is a fascinating magic system, a mystery aspect in most of the books, a little bit of romance here and there, a fantastic cast of characters, lots of action, and the perfect touch of comedy. This is also a great series to read because they have phenomenal movie adaptations!

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Review: Hidden (+ Reading Rush Wrap-Up)

Hey, everyone! Today I’m bringing you a review for Hidden, written by Helen Frost. This was the third and final book I read for The Reading Rush. Reading this fulfilled the prompt of reading a book in the same spot the whole time.
I’m actually quite pleased with the fact that I managed to read three books throughout the course of the week and earn a total of six badges! I wish that I could have reached 10000 pages but I was really close! I don’t participate in readathons often, but I had a really good time and I’m looking forward to taking part again next year.

See my review for Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten (read a book with five or more words in the title)
See my review for After by Anna Todd (read and watch a book to movie adaptation & read an author’s first book)

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You can view my bookstagram post for the Reading Rush on my page @readingwithdaniella

Without further ado, here’s my review for Hidden! I hope you enjoy!! 😀


Hidden by Helen Frost
Genre:
Middle Grade Young Adult – Poetry/Verse, Contemporary
Pages: 176
Publication Date: May 2011
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
When Wren Abbott and Darra Monson are eight years old, Darra’s father steals a minivan. He doesn’t know that Wren is hiding in the back. The hours and days that follow change the lives of both girls. Darra is left with a question that only Wren can answer. Wren has questions, too.
Years later, in a chance encounter at camp, the girls face each other for the first time. They can finally learn the truth—that is, if they’re willing to reveal to each other the stories that they’ve hidden for so long. Told from alternating viewpoints, this novel-in-poems reveals the complexities of memory and the strength of a friendship that can overcome pain.


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Have you read Hidden? Which poetry style did you prefer – Wren’s or Darra’s?
Have you read any of Helen Frost’s other novels?
What’s your favourite book that’s written in verse?

Did any of you participate in the Reading Rush this year? How did you do? Which badges did you earn? What was the best book that you read?
Let’s talk about in the comments down below!

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