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June 06, 2012

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Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Reviewed by Laura

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George is one of the best books I have ever read. It is about a young girl named Creel. Her only dream in life is to move to the King's Seat and open an dress shop, to complete her mother's life goal. But her aunt wants her to marry into money so their family will be rich. She goes on adventures and makes her way up in the city, and into trouble! Since I love dragons and such, I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, in the sense that you see a totally different view of dragons, not the usual fire-breathing, knight-eating ones. I think that this book will appeal mostly to girls, since it has some love, princesses and such. I really recommend this book if you enjoy fairy tales, and modern twists on them. Dragon Slippers is an amazing book and if you like this one, you should definitely read the sequel, Dragon Flight.

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Reviewed by Laura

Dork Diaries is a really good book for young girls who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and want something for themselves. This book is about a girl named Nikki, who moves to a super expensive private school, on her dad's exterminating scholarship that he got for her. She hates it there, because everyone has cellphones, designer clothes, and money, things that she doesn't have, and needs, to fit in. But, she makes two unexpected friends who help her rule the school. I sort of like this book. It wasn't the usual adventures that I enjoy, bu I guess it was okay. It wasn't very exciting and I could predict mostly everything that happened. This book will NOT, I repeat NOT, appeal to boys. This book was solely meant for girl eyes only, and that is how the world stays in balance. The age range for this book is about 6 (with parent help)-11. Anyone older won't really like this book. If you really enjoy Dork Diaries, you should read the next two books that come after it, because they are equally as funny and girly as the first. Many girls can totally relate to this, that is what makes it such a fantastic book.

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Reviewed by Laura

The Swiss Family Robinson is an amazing classic that I really enjoyed for its difficult language and great style. This book is about a Swiss family that gets stranded on a remote, undiscovered island. They use their great skills to overcome the challenges presented to them when they arrive on the island. I just adore this book. I mean, you can't criticize a classic, they were named "classics" for a reason. I love how this books sets a great mood. Whenever they discover something on the island that makes their lives easier, you get this sense of accomplishment as well. This book is also very good because if you are young, you learn new things that you would never have bothered to learn beforehand. And if you are an older person, well, you still learn stuff. This book isn't for those that just need to read a book for school and get it over with. This book takes time, a high level of reading, and a passion for books, to get the complete feel of it. The Swiss Family Robinson is a classic that does not know of such thing we call "time" because everyone, no matter how young (at least 10 years old) or old, boy or girl, will enjoy this book.

Posted by Arlo at June 6, 2012 05:36 PM