File Size: 1272 KB/Print Length: 183 pages April 15 2014
Publisher: Outskirts Press (10 April 2014)
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Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the If You Were Me and Lived in… series, which won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. She collaborated on this installment in the series with her five-year-old grandson, Alexander. Roman also writes the Captain No Beard series, the first of which was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.
If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal A Child’s Introduction to Culture around the World
Roman’s If You Were Me books have a simple, winning formula: portray children from other countries and explain how familiar items and customs are the same, and how they differ, in the country being discussed… The appeal of Roman’s If You Were Me series is that this information is not offered in the bland style of an encyclopedia entry, but rather as part of a tour of real life in India…It’s this organic conversational tone that keeps the book interesting and inspires kids’ own curiosity for other cultures.” Peter Dabbene The Foreword Review Join Carole P. Roman as she takes you to explore the friendly country of Portugal!
REVIEW First of all thank you so much to the author and Bostick Communications for allowing me to read and review this book. This book was well worth the 5 stars that I gave it in fact I would have given it more if I could have done as it was such an educational and well illustrated book.. It is part of a series of books which are good for introducing children to the cultures that there are around the world and I fully intend to get all the others apart from the one on Russia as I already have that one. Even I as an adult found it interesting to learn about the customs and traditions in Portugal and I thought It was nice that it included some of the portuguese words that a child can learn. I am sure my son will enjoy this book as he gets older and we will be using it as part of the Geography curriculum when we are Home Schooling.
If You Were Me And Lived In … Russia A Child’s Introduction to Culture around the World
First of all thank you so much to the author and Bostick Communications for allowing me to read and review this book. This book was well worth the 5 stars that I gave it in fact I would have given it more if I could have done as it was such an educational and well illustrated book.. It is part of a series of books which are good for introducing children to the cultures that there are around the world and I fully intend to get all the others apart from the one on Russia as I already have that one. Even I as an adult found it interesting to learn about the customs and traditions in Russia and I thought It was nice that it included some of the Russian words that a child can learn. I am sure my son will enjoy this book as he gets older and we will be using it as part of the Geography curriculum when we are Home Schooling. This is a book that i will both recommend to others as well as but for friends children.
Grace Elliot is falling apart. Overwhelming tragedy has turned her world into a dark and lonely place. Facing the pain and the ghosts is impossible. Hiding her secret behind a mask of confidence and faking her life is the only thing she knows how to do. She’s alive…but not living.
Counsellor Ben Hardy is certain he can help Grace heal. Maybe it’s a way to rid himself of the demons haunting him from that one horrific night when his life shattered.
When they meet, everything changes, and their pasts offer them a remedy to save each other…until Ben’s traumatic history threatens to destroy the trust they’ve built.
Will the truth tear them apart? Or will it force them to understand the healing power of forgiveness and love?
Thank you to Elle and goodreads for allowing me to read this amazing well written book.
This book is well worth the five stars I have given it in fact if I could I would give it far more because it was a difficult subject to write about covered in a very sensitive and funny way.
When i finished reading the book my immediate thought was that it had been written in a way that it could be the journal that the main character in the book wrote during her recovery from her experience & said she wanted to publish.
The story as a whole was fantastic as it was about how different people people recover from different experiences they have in life a survivor of rape, a survivor of the results of a family member being raped and a woman surviving an abortion she had as a teenager.
I really identified with the main character, Grace, of this book as I have was raped by a longtime friend and boyfriend so I went through similar feelings for a longer time afterwards until I eventually saw a counsellor several years after the fact. I also neither screamed nor fought back when it was happening for self preservation purposes as the person involved had Scichzophrenia so I didn’t want to want to trigger him to have an outburst and hurt me.
I loved the developing love story in the book between Grace and Ben because they were so obviously well suited. Which is why I was so upset when it looked like Grace finding out about Ben’s whole past had ruined their burgeoning relationship but thankfully the strength of their feelings for each other won out.
I fully intend to buy the book in paperback format because its a book that I definitely want on my bookshelf because of the lovely story and amazing writing as well as the beautiful cover art. And I fully intend to recommend the book highly to others as well both in person as well as on my blog.
Elle Harper is a pen name of International Bestselling and Award Winning Author Sibel Hodge.
Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, and Winner of Best Children’s Book by eFestival of Words 2013. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
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born in Huntington Beach, The United States
member since March 2011
About this author
We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?
Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.
Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan’s not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it’s a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can’t bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan’s ever found.
New Adult Romantic Suspense / Dark Realistic Fiction
First of all I’d like to say thanks to Devon and goodreads New Adult book club read it review it scheme for allowing me to read this book.
I loved the story as the author covered a very difficult subject matter ‘Rape and People Trafficking’ in a very sensitive way. Megan a Nineteen year old girl who was kidnapped on her way to school by a people trafficking for sex ring.
Throughout this book Megan’s character development was fantastic because she went from being a scared girl who didn’t trust anyone after her escape from the sex trafficas and believing she had no family, to being a girl that not only learned to trust people to certain a degree but to get into a relationship as well as to find out that she did in fact have a family and boyfriend that love her.
It was after returning to her family and finding that her name was actually Clair that she found her self being kidnapped again by the brother of the very man who had kept her imprisoned and who she had inevitably killed him. However this even ends up being a fairly happy occasion as she’s saved by the police and reunited with her family and boyfriend.
born New York, The United States
influences Diana Gabaldon; Garth Nix; Maya Angelou; Sherrilyn Kenyon; Jane Austen…more
member since September 2013
Author Biography I grew up in New York City on the Upper East Side. From an early age, I loved to tell stories and to create a world of make believe.
Vanora wakes up on her eighteenth birthday to a crimson sky and the crisp beginnings of Autumn. It is the day of her Recognition, the day she needs to prove her worth and prove she is powerful enough to be not only the Princess, but the next Healer of the Kingdom of Alethedreda.
However, destiny has other plans. The curling fog of doom has reached the drawbridge of the castle, taking hold of all who dwell within.
The Darkness–the Antithesis of Life–has been unleashed upon the kingdom, wreaking havoc upon the land and it’s people, and thrusting Vanora into the life of a Healer. Unprepared and afraid, she must leave her home and travel across the land. Through the snow capped Damik Mountains to the glittering ocean city of Ulan, Vanora is pushed beyond her physical and emotional limits, going against all that she knows about herself and the world she lives in. Her only companions are a royal Faerie named Zane and her spirit animal, Thea.
Regardless of the cost, Vanora must save the kingdom and defeat the creator of the Darkness… no matter who it turns out to be
First of all I would like to thank the author & goodreads for letting me read this book. I gave the book 5 stars as it well deserved it in fact I would have given it more if I could have done as it more than deserved more.
The authors writing was so fantastic that it pulled you in the world within the story as well as the emerging love story between Venora the Healer and Zane the Fairy who’s the fairy queens advisor. The descriptions given of characters and scenes made you feel like you were actually part of the story.
Vanora found out on her 18th birthday that she had to go on a quest to destroy the Creator of the Darkness, a kind of plague. She discovered this during her coming into powers ceremony as she’s a healer. During her journey across several kingdoms we came into contact with many other characters including her Spirit guide Thea, A Kayden a minion of the creator of the darkness, the Inn Kepper in Ulan and the horses that carried Venora and Zane on in their journey from U;an.
There were happy and sad times through out the story the saddest being at the end when Venora found out that the creator of the Darkness was in fact her brother as she had to kill him.
Tanker 10 is a timely and compelling story about a bullied, bashful and overweight boy named Jimmy. It is set in Brockton MA in 1976 where we meet Jimmy who is only interested in reading his books and toss the ball with his best friend Ben. Jimmy’s older brother Cliff and his buddies see him as their entertaining victim, but when Jimmy tries to stand up to his brother the verbal abuse turns physical, ending in Jimmy being taken to hospital with an injury that changes the direction of his life.
The book tells the story of Jimmy through his pre-teen and teenage years as he struggles with the physical and psychological injuries he carries following the accident at the hands of his brother. His salvation comes thanks to him finding his love for Baseball through which he dedicates himself to a strict regeime, which takes him from intramurals baseball to little league. Then by the time he reaches High school he’s no longer the fat kid throwing a ball against a wall but an up-and-coming right fielder on the freshman baseball team. Even though his recovery is successful Jimmy is still ill at ease with himself and longs for emotional and physical intimacy. He is also grappling with finding his place in his family, among his friends, and with his Brother Cliff.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jonathan Curelop, a lifelong baseball fan who was bullied as a child for being overweight, has written a poignant fictional account of a character in search of himself. His debut novel, Tanker 10, is a funny and heart-wrenching coming-of-age journey toward self-acceptance in the wake of trauma. Centered around baseball, the story deals with the serious ramifications of identity and acceptance.
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“Tanker 10, is a funny and heart-wrenching coming-of-age journey toward self-acceptance in the wake of trauma. Centered around baseball, the story deals with the serious ramifications of identity and acceptance.”
Although I found it difficult to get into this book to begin with I have given it a 5 out of 5 star rating, because this was nothing to do with how it was written it was more to do with the fact that I had a lot going off in my family life, and I will recommend the book to others personally and via my blog.
I loved the main character Jimmy, the antagonist, as I really identified with him because I was bullied at school as a child and have always loved books and reading. His love for Baseball and his best friend Ben was enduring throughout the book. The love he had for his best friend Ben was particularly when he was killed in the accident and funeral because it was clear that he couldn’t bear to be without him.
Cliff, the protagonist, Jimmy’s older Brother was an interesting character because although he was a bully and in many ways the worst kind of bully, sibling bully you could also see some kind, gentle and loving side to him as well. You could see the better side to him more and more after the incident where he caused his brother injury which inevitably led to Jimmy being even more uncertain of him self than he already was.
Ben, Jimmy’s best friend was a kind, gentle person who wasn’t particularly academically minded person but loved Swimming and swam for a local swim team. You could see from things that happened on the story that he was a grate friend that supported him in every way he can.
It was interesting seeing how Jimmy developed through out the book especially from the accident involving his brother. It was particularly interesting how he went from a non sporty book worm to an avid sportsperson, baseball player, to the point of getting a base ball scholarship to go to college.
I absolutely loved this book and cant wait to read anymore books written by Jonathan.
synopsis: Linc knows Wyn is the girl for him.
Wyn knows Linc is the boy for her.
But she’s promised to another.
Lincoln “Linc” Tatman had been at his new school for months and he thought he’d met all the girls it had to offer. Until one day, he spied Wyn sitting against a tree and realized this new place had been hiding the girl of his dreams. He goes out of his way to get to know her, even though he’s warned that it’s a hopeless case. But he’s determined to win her, even if she can only be his for a short time.
Arwyn “Wyn” Scott is the black sheep of her big gypsy family. When most of the girls her age are dropping out to start their own families, she begs her parents to stay. She doesn’t fit in with the gypsy teens and the regular teens are too afraid of her five older brothers to get close. Then Linc comes into her life, showing her a new life she never thought she could have. She can’t stop herself from falling head first for the boy.
Can Wyn leave behind her family and their traditions to follow her heart, or will she become a young gypsy wife
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I couldn’t put this book down from the moment I started reading it to the moment I finished it which is why it only took me just over 24 hours to read it and I loved it so much because it was fascinating getting an insight in to the beliefs and traditions of the “gypsy” community as well as due to the love story between Wyn and Lincoln. It was because of this that I gave the book ‘5 stars out of 5’ and that I would and will recommend the book to others both personally and via this blog.
Wyn was a grate heroine because she was able to fight against her community’s beliefs that girls shouldn’t finish their education in favour of getting married, an arranged marriage and having children. She not only did this but also ultimately walked away from her family on her wedding day when overheard her eldest brother talking to her fiance at the church about how he had told him (the fiance) to request her hand from their father.
Lincoln is a strong character from the start and this is shown by the fact that he is so supportive with Wyn from the day they start thier relationship.
The way the book ends with Lincoln and Wyn in the Hospital having their first baby and this was the perfect way to finish the book.
File Size 515 KB/Print Length: 281 pages
Page Number Source ISBN: 1494327597
Goodreads.com read 4 Review book – Never Too Old For Y.A. & N.A. Books Group
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Synopsis: Skylar’s family was forced into the witness protection program when she was only seventeen. After her mother died years later, Sky moved back in with the only family she had left. She knew she’d run into her high school sweetheart but she didn’t expect the changes she found in Rowdy. He wasn’t the sweet boy she left so many years ago. He’d turned into a womanizing jerk but that didn’t stop her heart from wanting him.
Review: I gave this book 5 stars out of 5 because I fell in Love the two main characters, Skylar & Rowdy immediately both them as individuals and them as a couple, because of this I would and will recommend the book to others both personally and on my blog. I also found the Stories of two of the other characters Anna and Boon really interesting. It was also an grate book because it was based around Rock climbing.
I really felt for Skylar and Rowdy when it came to Skylar just disappearing when her family had to go into witness protection and then when her Aunt and Uncle died, and she wasn’t able to go.
The way Charli’s writing draws you in and keeps you wanting more through the descriptions of characters, scenes and places is amazing.
To begin with Anna you felt sorry for her because it was obvious that she was screwed up about what her Dad had done with regard being in Jail for killing Rowdy’s, her step brother, Mum and the fact that she was in love with Rowdy. However as soon she attacked Skylar in an attempt to kill her you lost all sympathy for her.
I loved it when Skylar texted Anna from Rowdy’s phone asking her to meet in Rowdy’s room to try to get a confession out of her about what she’d done to her and the fact that she was blackmailing Rowdy.
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