Melody is a highly intelligent 5th grader and fellow human but she has a disease – called cerebral palsy – that doesn’t allow her to talk, stand or move. She sits in a wheel chair and communicates with the help of a special devise. Melody is super smart but as she can’t express herself that well others often think she is not bright at all. If she gets something right at school, they say she is just lucky. That is why Melody signs up for a TV quiz show. Their team won the first round but when they had to fly to Washington for the finals, they left Melody behind at the airport. Only when her team lost without her, they realized how important and knowledgeable Melody was. And they felt awful for leaving her stranded at home. Do you think, Melody can forgive her classmates? Read and find out!
Who is my favorite character in the story?
My Favorite is Melody. She truly is a brilliant person.
What is the moral of the story?
It doesn’t matter if people have physical handicaps or look different. They can be as brilliant as everyone else.
How did I like the book?
Who would I recommend this book for?
This book really is for everyone from 9 years and older
Hey folks, I am back. After a little break due to recovery and other obligations I am finally back to writing again. I went through many, many books in the meantime – so be prepared there are a few good ones coming along.
Continue reading “Review: Unschooled by Allan Woodrow”
I hope you all had a great Christmas break. Happy new year! Welcome 2021!
2020 was not the greatest year, but this quote I wanted to share, because it is a very good explanation of last year: “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” I personally found 2020 pretty good except Corona/Covid-19 of course. The virus also had good things to it – like everyone learned to have more responsibility than normal and we learned a lot about technology, whether at distance schooling or work. It was also very nice to have more time with my family and of course I had loads of time to read.
My motto for 2021 is: #1 Stay positive. #2 Be respectful to everyone.
Because of the virus we didn’t go away during the break and we only went out to play tennis or to go for walks or biking – so I spent pretty much time inside reading. This book my parents got me as a present on Christmas eve. After reading the Funjungle and Spy School novels and also part of the Moon Base Alpha series, I have to say this book is the best book Stuart Gibbs ever created! I loved it a lot and I got into trouble a couple of times because it was so hard to stop reading to have family dinner or lunch or breakfast or what so ever. I pretty much read it in one go because it was soooo good.
Continue reading “Review: Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs”
How can one save the lives of eleven people, a bird, 3 dogs a cat a dozen of cows? This is a book you must read. It is sooooo good.
Continue reading “Review: The tiny Mansion by Keir Graff”
Hi blog followers!
If you are a parent or a cousin or a godmother etc. I can imagine that you are all stressed out at the moment. But maybe I can help if you still need to get a present for your children.
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Chaos in the FunJungle Zoo. Henry the Hippopotamus was assassinated! He was floating belly up in his pool. How could that happen? Who did it?
Continue reading “Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs”
When Emma Walker, the daughter of the new postmaster, came to his village Dit Sim thought this means the worst luck ever.
Continue reading “Review: The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine”
Normally you would think that a time travelling machine was like a really big rocket. But it isn’t. It’s really small. In fact it is a laptop and a tin.
Continue reading “Review: Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford”
Martin und Karli sind beste Freunde. Sie würden gerne zu den FabFive, der coolen Clique um Lukas dazugehören. Aber die finden Martin und Karli gar nicht cool und nennen sie Nerds.
Continue reading “Review: Der Tag an dem ich cool wurde von Juma Kliebenstein”
“My parents told me that America would be this amazing place…”. Front desk is a story based on the real life of the author. It deals with immigration, racism, kindness and courage.
Continue reading “Review: Front Desk by Kelly Yang”
Do you know Jessica Cox? She is a pilot who flies without arms. You’ll find out in that book how she can manage and how she learned to fly anyhow.
Continue reading “Review: Stories for Kids who Dare To Be Different by Ben Brooks”