Thursday, October 27, 2016

Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost twin by Sophie Cleverly (#1 in the Scarlet and Ivy Series)

"This is the story of how I became my sister..."  

Early in the 1920's Scarlet, sister of Ivy died in an unfortunate accident. Miss Fox of Rockwood girls boarding school just couldn't let the school be known to be unlucky. So she gets Scarlet's sister Ivy to pretend to be her dead sister.  That can't be too hard, right? Wrong! Ivy and Scarlet's personality were completely opposite and the diary that belonged to Scarlet has some unusual entries in them and Ivy has to solve the mystery while still acting like her sister...

Author: Sophie Cleverly
Publisher: HarperCollins (2015)
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A middle-aged man remembers his childhood as he sits on a rotting wooden bench sitting by Lettie's Ocean.

The opal miner lying in the back of his father's car. The orange day. The monster that called its self Ursula Monkton. The bathtub his father tried to drown him in. The hallway with the perfect view of the moon. The kitten with a white patch around its ear. He remembers it all.

Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: William Marrow and Company (2013)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Girl Who Could Fly By Veronica Forester

"She Can Fly!"

Piper McCloud is not your average girl - she has an extraordinary ability, one that the people in Lowland County just can't overlook . She can fly? Besides that, she is a down-to-earth girl who sees things for what they are, and always does what's right. Her parents, firm believers in the Good Book and the Lord, just don't understand why Piper can't be normal, like everyone else, "If the Lord wanted folks to fly he would've given' them wings. It Just ain't right."

Author: Veronica Forester
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Macmillan (2008)