Reviews and Blog Posts: Friendship

An invisible thread

by Laura Schroff

DPL Rating:
4

An Invisible Thread is the true story of a New York City businesswoman and an 11-year-old panhandler. The title comes from the Chinese proverb, "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never...

Friends forever a novel

by Danielle Steel

DPL Rating:
1

Now I know why I’ve never been much of a romance reader—pedestrian writing at best, undeveloped characters that I never grew to care about and a plot that was more recitations of events than compelling. A tough slog, indeed!

Five, six, seven, Nate!

by Tim Federle

DPL Rating:
3

Nate from Better Nate Than Ever is back, and this time he's legitimately living in New York City with his aunt, in rehearsals for E.T.: The Musical as second understudy for E.T. himself. While it was great to hear Nate's voice again in this sequel, I didn't find it...

Unicorn thinks he's pretty great

by Bob Shea

DPL Rating:
5

This book was awesome. I mean, really, a jealous goat  and a “show-off” unicorn become best friends and realize their own strengths and weaknesses? Aw, right? And the illustrations are ridiculous and hilarious. They’re also straightforward and vibrant in a way sure to appeal to young readers. Bob Shea finds...

How to ditch your fairy

by Justine Larbalestier

DPL Rating:
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating tastes. Charlie,...

Bluffton : my summers with Buster

by Matt Phelan

DPL Rating:
3

Every summer is very typical for Henry Harrison until the summer of 1908, when a group of Vaudeville performers vacation nearby. Henry is infatuated with their exciting lives and hilarious performances. He quickly makes friends with one of the star performers, Buster. Henry envies Buster’s exciting life and Buster envies...

Code name Verity

by Elizabeth Wein

DPL Rating:
5

The performance of this audiobook was excellent.  The narrators did such a great job of bringing to life the two main characters—Queenie/Julie, a Special Operations Executive, and Maddie, an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot.  Set in Britain and Nazi-occupied France during World War II, the story revolves around these two young...

Promise me something

by Sara Kocek

DPL Rating:
3

Reyna has a lot to deal with. Her mom died seven years ago, and her dad has a new girlfriend. She's just started high school--at a different school than the rest of her friends. She's not sure where she fits in. Reyna doesn't really like Olive when she starts talking...

Better Nate than ever

by Tim Federle

DPL Rating:
4

Nate Foster wants to be on Broadway. Or at least get out of his small Pennsylvania town where it seems no one but his best friend Libby understands him. When they hear about open auditions for E.T.: The Musical, Libby and Nate plot how to get him to New York...

The doodles of Sam Dibble. 3, Robots don't clean toilets

by Judy Press

DPL Rating:
4

 I am constantly on the look out for books that I can recommend to the young ones whenever there are no available copies of Diary of a wimpy kid.  This book is one of those in which kids learn something useful amid all the fart jokes (and there are many...

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