Between the Lines Reviews - October 2019


All the pretty things is an intense story about truth and ignorance, that had me hooked till the end. Ivy Cork is Mr. Cork’s daughter, the owner of fabuland, and that can be really hard sometimes. Especially when your trying to find answers to a crazy death. This realistic fiction book takes you into the mind of an unsure teenager girl, an adventurous young lady, and an amazing friend. This book is perfect for middle school kids as it talks about heavy topics. — Sadie

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow is a good story about self-discovery, family, friendship, and many misunderstood animals. It’s about a girl who has been redistricted to a new school. She is upset about leaving her best friend, Becca.What she doesn't expect is to become friends with two unlikely people. Meanwhile, one of her moms, Mimi, is pregnant for the third time. Two babies have been lost and Hazel can't let herself hope. Just about the only things not changing are Hazel's goat herd, her dog, Arby, and her love of animals -- especially misunderstood ones. She is even writing a book about misunderstood animals! I really liked this book, but I would only recommend it for kids 12 years and older.   — Bella, age 10

I really liked the book Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar because it was funny. The book is about a school where the kids and teachers do a lot of weird, funny stuff. It is also easy to read because the chapters are pretty short. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to laugh.  — Emily

I would recommend Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon and Dean Hale for anyone who likes graphic novels. The best character is Diana, who is actually Wonder Woman. I liked this book because the drawings were really good and it showed Diana as a girl and how she was able to save the day from monsters. — Cailin