Category Archives: realistic fiction

Student Saturday: A Girl Named Mister – Nikki Grimes

This review is by my student De’Asia Publisher:  Zondervan Pages:  232 Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction The Book, A Girl Named Mister is about a girl named Mary Rudine, who is in High School and gets pregnant.  Mister is a … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: The Family Under the Bridge – Natalie Savage Carlso

Publisher:  HarperCollinsPages:  128Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction This review is by my student Evan.  These are his words so please be kind. In Paris, France in abut the 1930’s it was all normal for Armand Pouly until he found 3 … Continue reading

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Ten Miles Past Normal – Frances O’Roark Dowell

Publisher:  Simon and SchusterPages:  225Source:  Received an ARC for review from publisherGenre:  Young Adult Realistic Fiction I loved the character Janie in this book.  Maybe because I could identify with her.  I grew up on a farm in Indiana.  I … Continue reading

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Saraswati’s Way – Monika Schroeder

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus & GirousPages:  240Source:  Received a review copyGenre:  Young Adult Realistic Fiction The main character, Akash, is every math teacher’s dream student.  He loves math and has a gift for it.  Unlike here in the United States where … Continue reading

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Storm Runners – Roland Smith

Scholastic Press (March 1, 2011) Pages:  160 Source:  Purchased Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction From the back of the book: Chase Masters and His Father are storm runners racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods.  Anywhere … Continue reading

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Secret Saturdays – Torrey Maldonado

Publisher – G.P. Putnam’s Pages:  208 Genre:  Middle Grade/ Young Adult Realistic Fiction  Source:  Review copy from author Justin and Sean have been friends forever.  Sean has always had Justin’s back.  Instead of fighting with fists, Sean has always fought … Continue reading

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Angry Young Man – Chris Lynch

Publisher:  Simon and SchustersPages:  178Source:  Received ARC from Net GalleyGenre:  Realistic Fiction, Young Adult Alexander and Robert are brothers.  Alexander has grown up unable to really fit in with society in general. His brother sticks up for him, tries to … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: Zoey 101: Quinn in Need by Jane Mason & Sarah Hines Stephens

Publisher:  Scholastic, 2007 Pages:  105 Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Student Reviewer is Aarti and this is her review as she has written it. The book I read is Zoey 101:  Quinn in Need.  The characters are Zoey and she … Continue reading

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Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth – Sandra Dutton

Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin BooksPages:  144Source:  PurchasedGenre:  Middle Grade realistic fiction  From School Library Journal Grade 5-7 Mary Mae has always accepted the conservative, religious teachings of her family, including a very literal interpretation of the Bible. However, the arrival of … Continue reading

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Because of Mr. Terupt – Rob Buyea

Publisher:  Delacorte BooksPages:  288Source:  purchasedGenre:  Middle Grade Realistic FictionEvery teacher wants to make a difference in the lives of their students and Mr. Terupt is no different. He hopes to teach them lessons that go beyond the regular classroom. His … Continue reading

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