Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stu Stories: Book Review

About the book:
Stu Sanderson is no ordinary eighth-grader. Not only is he seven feet tall, but he also vanishes into thin air, duels knights and ninjas, lifts the downtrodden, and woos the best-calved girl in school. Become a middle-grade legend with Stu and his sidekick, Bird Bones, on the journey of a lifetime in “Stu Stories.”

About the author:
Patrick Hueller has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. His fiction and humor have been published fairly widely (sometimes under the pen names “Paul Hoblin” or “P.W. Hueller”). Fun fact: he’s Cedar Fort author Andy Hueller’s identical twin brother. They like to do readings together whenever they can. He’s been a middle school teacher and is currently a college English professor at Hamline University.

From Reidhead Randomness (Guest post from one of my daughters): 
This was a really funny book about a kid named Stu.  He is very creative and has crazy ideas that end up working out in the end.  The adventures are things that you have always wanted to do, but never have.  He goes to the extremes to make it more interesting!  I really enjoyed this funny book and I would recommend it to any one!  It is very relate able.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dragonkyn: book review

About the book:
Marc used to think he was pretty ordinary, but he also used to think ice cream trucks didn’t sell ice cream and dragons were just fairy tales. Now he knows better. With skin that can’t be burned and strange powers he can’t explain, Marc soon discovers the truth: he is part dragon. And as he joins his fellow dragonkyn, his closest friends could quickly become his greatest enemies.

About the author:
Nathan Smith Jones graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature. The fourth of eight children, he is the author of the Children’s book, “The Boy Who Ate America,” and several other novels and screenplays. He lives with his wife and five children in Utah.

From Reidhead Randomness (guest post from my 14 year old daughter):
Dragonkyn was a neat book about a kid living in a trailer with his mom, in a run down town.  He always wanted something big to happen, and it finally does!  Soon, he'll go from fighting the boredom of his summer, to fighting bad guys for his life.  The beginning of the book was a little confusing because it starts in a weird place.  It was a pretty easy read, and it only took me a couple of days to finish it!  It was well written and a great book!  I enjoyed it.  I am hoping there is a sequel, because there is still room to grow, and adventure to be had.  EXPLORE THE VIBE!!!