The Poisonwood Bible ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Rating: 3/5 I'm not sure if this book just wasn't meant for me or if it was perhaps because I took such a long break from this book (almost 6 months! yikes!), but I didn't enjoy this book as much as I was expecting. I've read three of Kingsolver's books now, and I found I … Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible ~ Barbara Kingsolver

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA ~ Brenda Woods

Happy Book Birthday to The Unsung Hero!  Rating: 3/5 This is a middle grade book that I felt really got inside the mind of twelve-year-old Gabriel. It's 1946, and Gabriel is super excited to receive his shiny new bike on his birthday, which he promptly takes for a spin. The very first time he rides … Continue reading The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA ~ Brenda Woods

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr

Rating: 5/5 Sadako is a character I fell in love with. Her enthusiasm for life despite all odds filled me with hope. Sadako is a young girl living in Hiroshima. She is lively and athletic, a runner on her school's racing team. However, she is diagnosed with leukemia, and goes to the hospital for medicine. … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr