Liar & Spy – I loved this book! However, I think I prefer Stead’s other books. This one is also a mystery and characters are preteens in NYC. I think the theme in her books is that everyone has secrets, and ordinary lives are not what they seem.
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp – Kathi Appelt’s forte is animal stories and dialects. She did a good job here and the raccoon brothers were cute! It would be a great study of personification.
Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever – The format of this book is like a mix of comics, early readers, and picture book. Best friends are silly, they sometimes don’t make sense, and that is all perfectly okay because they are best friends ❤
Mercy Watson to the Rescue – I love DiCamillo and when I found out she wrote a series about a pig I definitely had to read it. It was strange and I think if I had read it when I was 8 years old I would love it. Piggies forever!
All the Light We Cannot See – I don’t read very many adult novels but made an exception for this one because the reviews were amazing. I found it hard to get through the book because it was so descriptive, and I’m not sure what the action was. However, it is obviously a well thought out book and there are many examples of human strength in Doerr’s WWII story.