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Kids Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

This book is incredible! The story brought me to tears, and that rarely happens! Everybody should read this book! I would write one of my super long multiple paragraph reviews but this book is to good for words! I actually mean it. I got the wonderful childish happy fantasy feeling as well as the bittersweet feeling that only good books can give you.

Who wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone they know? It was amazingly written and is a classic child’s book that everyone should to read. I would recommend this book to anyone ranging from a small child to a 100-year-old grandma.

I give this a 5 star review.  This book definitely deserves it. 😀

Link to summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2839.Bridge_to_Terabithia

Young Adult Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

I honestly am really surprised with how much I liked this book, and how fast I read it.
This book is very enrapturing. It is one of those books that you don’t know notice how much you’ve read until suddenly see you’re on chapter twenty.
Veronica was a pretty cool character, but if I’m being honest I liked Kenna better. She was spunky, spoke her mind, and loved Broadway. 😀 Also I liked Duncan more than Jamie. Not that Jamie was bad, but he and Veronica were a little too moody for me.
There are things about this book that I am definitely not a fan, like all the sexual content. Let me clarify, there were no sex scenes, but there is a lot of super tense flirting that made me uncomfortable and a LOT of making out. Other than that, the book was really great.
I didn’t notice it was Christian until they got to Doon (the main characters weren’t Christian). So that might be a set back for Christians, but it made sense to me.
This book reminds me a lot of the River of Time series (like a lot). Lovers of that series will probably like this book as well.

I don’t recommend this book to anyone under 16. There is a lot of content that I would have preferred not be in the book. I give this a 3 star because I enjoyed the plot and characters so much I finished it really fast. However, I would skip the really tense love/kissing scenes, (there are like two long ones), because, again, they made me kinda uncomfortable.

Link to book summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17745703-doon?from_search=true

Random Update and Questions

So, update!  I am super excited for Anastasia, (the Broadway musical), starring Christy Altomare.  It is coming out on March 23rd, and I just can’t wait!  I am also eagerly awaiting the musical Bandstand starring Laura Osnes.  It’s coming out on March 31st.

Anyways, I doubt you guys are here for my Broadway ramblings.  What would you like me to review first.  Fantasy books?  Maybe Christian contemporary or suspense/mystery?  You guys pick a genre and I will pick a book from it to review.  Thanks so much for all those people who are following my blog, or whatever this is. 😀

Broadway Show Suggestions

Okay, I don’t know about all of you Broadway lovers, but when I was first introduced to Broadway music it was through Idina Menzel and Wicked.

The year I began liking Broadway music the movie Frozen came out.  The moment I heard Idina Menzel singing Let it Go I fell in love with her voice.  Next thing you know I was listening to Wicked music non-stop.  Soon after that I began to listen to Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Les Misérables, and Cats music as well.  Now I loved this music, but eventually I lost interest because I didn’t know of any other Broadway musicals.

It wasn’t until I began singing lessons that I began to be interested in Broadway music again.  As a homeschooler I there aren’t many opportunities to participate in musicals, so I never truly learned of any good musicals besides the most well-known Broadway shows.  If you are a Broadway lover like me here are some good Broadway musicals that you may like.  I mean, I enjoy them! 😀

  1. A Chorus Line
  2. Anything Goes
  3. Thoroughly Modern Millie
  4. Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella
  5. Into the Woods (not the movie)
  6. Newsies (my personal favorite performance, movie is good too)
  7. Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat (just because)
  8. Godspell
  9. Hamilton
  10. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (the Broadway musical)
  11. Spamalot (it is hilarious)
  12. Peter Pan (the Broadway musical)
  13. Thoroughly Modern Millie
  14. Legally Blonde (the Broadway musical)
  15. Hello Dolly! (the movie, there’s nothing like Barbra Streisand 😉

I hope you like these suggestions.  There are plenty more I could have suggested.  Feel free to ask for more! ;D  If you have never listened to Broadway music I recommend you look at Wicked, Cats, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, and Hairspray before listening to any other musical’s music.  If you like them then you are ready for the really long list!

P.S. Singing Broadway musics makes it more interesting.  Like, I wonder if I can reach that not in the Phantom of the Opera?

My Favorite Book Genres

I feel as if there is a great need for me to tell my favorite genres so you will know the content I tend to review.  Don’t ask me why.  But I feel like it.

This isn’t to hard for me to figure out (not at all like trying to name your favorite book).  I have been a HUMONGOUS fan of fiction since I began to read.  Non-fiction books don’t interest me so much.  In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever read a biography or anything close to it (I probably should).

Going off of fiction, every book addict knows there are fiction sub categories.  You know, science fiction, fantasy, and so on.

My all time favorite fiction genres are fantasy, suspense/mystery, and contemporary.  For fantasy I tend to read middle-school fiction.  I know it sounds childish, but I have a hard time finding clean YA books.  I’ve been trying to read more YA lately, but I enjoy middle-school fantasy because it doesn’t have to have gobs of kissing in it and it still has that wonderful childish happy feeling of slipping into a different world.  Okay, before I begin to sound SUPER crazy I’ll move on. ;D

My next favorite fiction genre is contemporary.  I read a lot of Christian fiction for this category.  When most people think of Christian fiction they think super cheesy religious or steamy romances that claim to be “appropriate” because they pass up as religious.  Both of these assumptions are true, but only sometimes.  Religious content tends to be in most Christian fiction books (obviously), and whether it is cheesy or not depends on which author you read, and what you perceive as cheesy.  The second steamy romance assumption can be true especially in Christian historical fiction, but as I may remind you I like Christian contemporary fiction.  There is not as much of that content here.

Finally, I really really enjoy reading suspense/mystery fiction.  Generally the suspense/mystery books I read are (again) Christian.  Also, I tend to read contemporary suspense/mystery soooo I guess this is a sub sub category of contemporary. 😀