Macbeth Review

Title: Macbeth Author: William Shakespeare Genre & Age Group: Classics, plays, paranormal Goodreads Synopsis: Folger Shakespeare Library: the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies. Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play; Scene-by-scene plot … Continue reading Macbeth Review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Review

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Author: Mark Haddon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, classics, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: 'Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy.' Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries … Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Review

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Review

Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass Author: Lewis Carroll Genre & Age Group: Classics, fantasy, children's, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: The familiar tale of Alice's journey to Wonderland and all the characters she meets, from Tweedledee and Tweedledum to the Queen of Hearts. The land where time does not matter returns … Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Review

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Review

About the book: Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Author: L. Frank Baum Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, classics, middle grade/young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful … Continue reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Review

Romeo & Juliet Review

About the book: Title: Romeo and Juliet Author: William Shakespeare Genre & Age Group: Classics, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love. The story is rather extraordinary in that the … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Review

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review

This review is in tribute to Gene Wilder, the lovely, talented man who played Willy Wonka in the original movie. Unfortunately, he passed away yesterday (August 29th, 2016). RIP 💔 Hi everyone! Before we get to the review today, I just wanted to tell you guys that I have been starting to volunteer at my … Continue reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review

The Secret Garden Review!

About the book: Title: The Secret Garden Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, classic, middle grade, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her … Continue reading The Secret Garden Review!

Pippi Longstocking Review!

About the book: Title: Pippi Longstocking Author: Astrid Lindgren Genre & Age Group: This is a classic that is directed towards kids, but I think anyone can read it as it is very well known and the characters do not really face any deep problems! Goodreads Synopsis: The beloved story of a spunky young girl … Continue reading Pippi Longstocking Review!