Review: The Sister Pact

The Sister Pact
The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Sister Pact took me by surprise. I didn’t expect to be pulled in to the emotions so hard. Stacie Ramey covers some extremely difficult subjects and does so with such humanity and emotion. Being the oldest in a broken family is hard enough, having to deal with mental issues as well is a lot for a teenager to deal with.

This book captures the heartbreak that mental illness can bring, but also the beauty.

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Review: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

As a Canadian, I don’t know much about American slavery–beyond the basics–(when it was abolished, ect). With just this short children’s book I feel like I learned so much. The illustrations are bright and incorporate the lyrics of George’s poems, the history itself jumps off the page.

I will be reading this to my son when he’s a little older.

Review: Skip School, Fly to Space: A Pearls Before Swine Collection

Skip School, Fly to Space: A Pearls Before Swine Collection
Skip School, Fly to Space: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was an adorable comic book and the illustrations were super cute. A little rude at some points, but I did enjoy each character’s quirks.

Although, as a mother I don’t think anyone under 13-14 should be reading this. The humour in this comic is a little too difficult for younger children.

Review: At Home in Last Chance

At Home in Last Chance
At Home in Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Small town romances have always been a week spot for me. I don’t quite know what it is, but they draw me in more.

This was no exception. From the beginning to the end I was rooting for Kaitlyn and Steven. Who wouldn’t, two outcasts in a small town. Plus he likes her daughter–more importantly his daughter likes him.

Cute read for anyone looking for a light romance.

Review: Eye to Eye: A Book of Body Part Idioms and Silly Pictures

Eye to Eye: A Book of Body Part Idioms and Silly Pictures
Eye to Eye: A Book of Body Part Idioms and Silly Pictures by Vanita Oelschlager
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Much like its sister book–Birds of a Feather— this book uses colourful pictures to show some idioms in the form of silly pictures.

My thoughts remain the same for this gorgeous book. A perfect way to learn about idioms.

Review: Uncle Scrooge: Pure Viewing Satisfaction

Uncle Scrooge: Pure Viewing Satisfaction
Uncle Scrooge: Pure Viewing Satisfaction by Jonathan Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was never the biggest Donald Duck and gang fan, but my three year old son LOVES watching ‘old school’ Donald, Scrooge and the three troublesome nephews.

I only read one of the many comics found within this book to him, but he loved it and he will be requesting the rest for sure.

We will be looking out for more Uncle Scrooge to add to our collection.

Review: Trust

Trust
Trust by Jodi Baker
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

NEVER FINISHED. Not for me.

To be honest I couldn’t get into this book. For me personally it sounded like something I would like, but I felt that it was too drawn out.

I stopped reading after the second chapter, I’m a fast reader and it took me over three days to drag myself through those first couple of pages, let alone the rest of the two chapters.

Review: Date and Dash

Date and Dash
Date and Dash by Susan Hatler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I adored this book. Cute plot, well written characters, sweet romance.

While I like the story and it’s uniqueness, I did NOT like the main character. She was super whiny at all times, complaining about non-existent problems, and then refusing to confront her ‘problems’ when she gets a chance. Thank goodness her friends manage to balance out the crazy.

Although, to be fair, a character’s flaw and my disliking of them is also attributed the the great writing of that character.

Not my all time favourite, but a very good read.

Review: A Tale of Two Mommies

A Tale of Two Mommies
A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Just like A Tale of Two Daddies this book touches on the sometimes difficult family dynamics. With similar questions and adorable illustrations this book explains to young children that kids with two mommies are no different than those with a mommy and a daddy (or two daddies).

A must read for all children, but especially those who interact with children from different family dynamics.