Monday, September 19, 2011

Normally, I only review one book per post. And usually, that book is from my Fill in the Gaps reading list. Today, though, I have one from that list and one that isn't on that list. I added the second one because, I just thought the book was great..and fairly new.

1. The BFG by Roald Dahl

I thought this was a great book to read out loud to children. Loved the language that was used. If you want to read more about this book, you will need to click here.

2. Liar, Liar by Gary Paulsen
Book Description: Kevin has learned the art of lying. He calls it "common sense." He only lies to make people feel good or to keep himself out of trouble. Sounds good, until his lies become out of control in the attempt to convince a girl that he is "the best potential boyfriend for her."  Can he unravel the mess he's gotten himself into?

My Take: I previewed this book for the library and found it to be really funny! Kevin is a likable character that is well developed by Mr. Paulsen. Kevin is a true middle school boy with all the thoughts and feelings that go with it. The ending wasn't an easy one for Kevin, which made the whole story believable. This is a very quick in a few hours, if that. If you need a good chuckle, read it!


Jackee said...

I love the BFG and have been meaning to read Liar, Liar. It's good to know it's funny! Maybe my daughter and I can read it together. Thanks, MaDonna! Have a lovely day.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I love Gary Paulsen. I think he's one of my favorite YA writers, so it's fun to see that he's writes MG, too. I'll have to check this out for Olivia and Gabe. They'll love it!

Thanks, MaDonna!


MaDonna Maurer said...

Definitely a MG level reading. It has a few coming of age related to boys sections, so you may want to preview it just to make sure you are okay with it. I am, but again not everyone's taste is the same...

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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