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CraftyBookNerd1

CraftyBookNerd1

Joined January 2018

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Wow, what a powerful book depicted in illustrations. Reading this reminded me a lot of reading “Thirteen Reasons Why.” It also serves to be a book that I need to read vs. just reading the graphic novel. I am so glad that Melinda stood up to her attacker and was able to make the perfect tree for her art class. Finding her voice was hard to do, but she found it and is a force to reckon with. A must-read!
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I really liked this version/retelling of Cinderella, told through a cyborg‘s perspective. I noticed some similarities between the 2 stories and it kept me engaged the entire time. Now, I need to read book #2 to know what happens next!
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A creepy and interesting children‘s story...definitely a different read for me, but now I can say I‘ve read it and can compare to the movie version.
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The Mermaid | Christina Henry
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I really liked the 2 stories of a mermaid and P.T. Barnum meshed together. I was swept up in a wonderful fantasy of mermaids, performances, and romance ❤️ I felt so sad for Amelia during the hard times, but she stayed true to herself and did what was right. Great start to my Christina Henry obsession!
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hannah-leeloo I have this book and this is such a nice cover. Haven't read this one yet but have read others by her 3w
CraftyBookNerd1 I would read it if you haven‘t already done so! I have yet to start her other books! 3w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Best. Fall. GN. Ever.

I love Josie and Deja‘s work relationship and how Deja doesn‘t give up in helping make Josie‘s last night at the patch memorable. They go on many adventures, venturing through the pumpkin patch (which sounds like the best in the world), eating all of the best seasonal food, and looking for love. This was such a great read and I would recommend it to everyone!
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Cheshire Crossing | Andy Weir
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This was just ok - it jumped all over the place, and some parts confused me (as they looked like flashbacks, but went straight back to present day), but it was overall an ok representation of some of my favorite childhood book/movie characters. It was kind of neat that these characters were a little older and got to travel back to their worlds and into the other worlds as well.
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What a great way to end the trilogy! I‘m very happy to have picked up these books (thanks to Bookstagram), so if you‘re looking for a good adventure, that is action packed and occasionally humorous, this would be a great trilogy to pick up ☺️
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The Hidden Witch | Molly Knox Ostertag
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This was another good GN by Ostertag! I was really happy to see Aster learning more magic, making new friends, and helping others out when they really needed it. I can‘t wait for the 3rd installment!!
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The Witch Boy | Molly Knox Ostertag
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Still as good as the first read! On to book 2...
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Operatic | Kyo Maclear
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If you like music and beautiful illustrations, this is the GN for you! I really liked learning more about some of the different music genres and people that are well known in them. Plus, it definitely made me think of my song and how it‘s the perfect tune for me (makes me dance every time I hear it).
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I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I loved Eleanor‘s quirkiness, her way of doing things, and her friendship with Raymond. What happened to her and her family when she was younger was really sad, but as the book developed, so did her courage to move past it all and make a better life for herself. A good read that kept me wanting to find out more with every chapter.

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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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Omg, I flew through this book in one setting!! I loved it!

It combined many subjects, such as moving to a new town, Cystic Fibrosis, and Día de los Muertos (reminded me a little bit as a cross between the book, “Five Feet Apart” and the movie, “Coco”).

I highly recommend this to any age and give praise to Raina for another great GN ?
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Friends with Boys | Faith Erin Hicks
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I enjoyed this one more than I thought! Maggie is haunted by a local ghost, she makes new friends as she adjusts from being homeschooled to attending public school, and she has a great relationship with her brothers. Another great GN by FEH!
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For a short book, it was cute and included lovely illustrations. So glad that I got a dose of magic from this GN 💕
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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I loved how relatable this book was!! This author definitely knows how a reader feels, acts, behaves, etc. because this is how they were/are in real life. I was nodding my head the entire way through, agreeing with every scenario that a bookish person goes through. I recommend that every bibliophile out there reads this 📚💕
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The Stone Heart | Faith Erin Hicks
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Another great novel with Kai and Rat, including many surprising twists along the way! I‘m so happy to have come across this trilogy, as now I can‘t wait to get my hands on book 3 and see how it all ends!! If you love graphic novels, do yourself a favor and pick up this series ☺️
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The Nameless City | Faith Erin Hicks
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I really liked this book. It had many elements to it that kept me wanting to read more and had beautiful illustrations. I‘m glad there are more books in this series, because I really enjoyed the evolving friendship between Rat and Kaidu. I‘m looking forward to the next installment.
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Another thrilling novel about the lunch ladies and Breakfast Bunch! They can‘t stay out of trouble, but they can sure stop it. Can‘t wait to keep going.
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Another crime stopped by Lunch Lady, Betty and the Breakfast Bunch 💕 Looking forward to see what happens next on the field trip...
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Stargazing | Jen Wang
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Another great graphic novel for young readers to adults! Thanks again to NetGalley and First Second for allowing me to read this ARC. I fell in love with the cover and description, and of course the author (who wrote “The Prince and the Dressmaker”), so I knew I had to read it! The title also fits in well with our summer reading theme ⭐️
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Comics Squad: Recess! | Raina Telgemeier, Dan Santat, Matthew Holm, Jennifer L Holm, Jarrett J Krosoczka
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Loved the many comics rolled into one book. I found out some of my favorite authors/illustrators were in this, so I decided to give it try...totally worth it!
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This was a cute book! I loved the beautiful illustrations, the new stories, and the morals behind each fairytale. I had heard about this book on NetGalley and then had seen it talked about on Instagram - so happy that I got a chance to read it!

I look forward to more GNs by this author and illustrator ☺️
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4.5 stars - a great GN that helped me understand a little more hockey lingo and had a great storyline. I like that Bittle is a vlogger and was praised for his amazing cooking. A great GN that I will recommend for others to check out!
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What a great reread! It took some time to finish, but it was well worth it! It‘s amazing what you forget from the first time reading, but it‘s sort of like reading it for the first time again and I love that special feeling. Even though this reread brought back some sad memories from the first read, it also makes more intriguing to just keep going! On to the sixth novel! 😬😬
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Summer mishaps at camp? Nothing Lunch Lady and Betty can‘t solve ☺️
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Another cute Lunch Lady book! Sneaky authors...😅📚
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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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Great book! Talking about how ideas, libraries/librarians, careers, and art bring out the best in you! Do what you love and what you‘re good at: “Make good art.” I‘m glad I got the opportunity to read this 💕📚
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Great sequel! I LOVE that this one had librarians in it. On to the next one in the series ☺️
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This one was just ok...the illustrations were very colorful and the story kept me interested. It was a quick read, but we‘ll see if there will be other volumes to keep the story going.
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The Okay Witch | Emma Steinkellner
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Thanks NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Children‘s Publishing for this ARC!

Hush learns all about becoming a witch, her family‘s history, and her town‘s legacy. What she does about it all is very interesting and makes for a great read. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves magic, friendship, and a good laugh! This book provides it all.
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Very cute book! I loved the lunch humor and that a pair of spunky lunch ladies fight crime. I definitely will pick up more books in this series!
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MarriedtoMrT My daughter blew through the whole series. She LOVED them. 3mo
CraftyBookNerd1 @MarriedtoMrT this one was great! I put the 2nd on hold after I returned the first ☺️ 3mo
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Pretty cute for being a smaller version of LW and loved the illustrations. Check it out if you like anything LW!
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Zathura: A Space Adventure | Chris Van Allsburg
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A good story for the summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories” ☺️ I really like movie and never realized that this one could be a book too, so I decided to read it (since I read Jumanji and this stems off of that book). Obviously has some different scenarios than what was showcased in the movie, but what bummed me out was that the boys didn‘t even get to say “Zathura” to end the game. Can‘t always be same, I know.
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I loved listening to the Audible version while reading this. Trevor Noah did such a great job narrating his own story, and man, he experienced a lot before writing this book. A man of many languages, experiences, and hardships, but he never really let that bother him. I‘m so glad to have finally had the chance to read this and now I‘m excited to recommend it to anyone else who hasn‘t picked it up yet.
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Classic Snoopy, always on the go after the Red Baron. Cute story!

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Shrek! | William Steig
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Not how I knew if from the movies, but it was interesting to see how Shrek acted and how he met Donkey and the princess.

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Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust | Loic Dauvillier, Greg Salsedo
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Very sad what happened to Dounia‘s family at such a young age and what she and many others had to endure. It was a great GN that showed her experience as a young child during WWII, and an even better story as she was explaining her secret to her granddaughter. It was very touching and I‘m glad to have read it.
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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A story about a new kid at a new school making new friends and learning about his place in the world. I loved that Jordan was very much into comics and talked about popular GN series ☺️
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Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Loved how Pri found out her backstory, visited India, and went on an adventure with the magical pashmina. Cute story with beautiful illustrations!
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NewsPrints | Ru Xu
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Good story about a girl fitting in as one of the boys to sell newspapers and an even better ending to see her reveal herself as a newsgirl to her peers. Blue knows what it takes to be a true friend and she did that for Crow and didn‘t stop when others told her differently.
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Circle | Mac Barnett
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Very cute and funny! I‘ve read Square and Triangle, so when I saw that Circle was new, I had to read this one, too!

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Good book, not my absolute favorite by Backman thus far, but it definitely reminded me a lot of “13 Reasons Why” (minus the hockey element). You learn about many people, their backgrounds, and their part in the story. I definitely want to read the sequel to see what happens after Beartown #1 and see how the characters move on/develop from this.
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The Reluctant Dragon | Kenneth Grahame
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Now I know how the actual story went...I remember watching the movie a bunch as a kid, but never knew it was a book until just recently 🐉👦🏻📚
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Great reread of book #4! Loved the amount of details added in, the magic, adventurous tasks, and laughs. Still hated that Cedric had to die and how it happened. Now I can‘t wait to read more of what happens in the next book!! Bring on book #5!
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Copper | Kazu Kibuishi
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Pretty cute comics, a little different from what I‘m used to of Kibuishi‘s, but loved the illustrations.
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Cute book! A lot resembles the movie, but I was thinking there‘d be elements from the movie that were going to be in the book. Other than that, I liked it and the illustrations.
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I liked this one as much as the first, but I‘m left with so many questions! What happens now?! I guess we‘ll find out when the next installment comes out...
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A great reread!
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This re-reading of the 3rd book was great! I learned more about the characters that I couldn‘t remember from the very first time I read it (since that was when I was a lot younger). I can‘t wait for book #4 and see what happens to Harry and his friends (again 😉).
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Faithful: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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Good story, I liked how Shelby was able to overcome her troubled youth. She had many mistakes as a young woman, but with her love for dogs and a new man towards the end, she was able to turn her life around for the better.
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