Friday, October 30, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Very scary at times. Madame Z is so kind at first and the story is quite a shock

Genre: Scary
AR level: none yet
Grade appropriate:4th and up

Overall: 4/5-- Very scary. If you go into it expecting that it might not be quite the shock. It catches you completely off guard.

Creativity: 4/5-- a retelling of the Baba Yaga tale.

Characters: 5/5-- I loved Mary from the beginning. She’s a survivor. When she decides she’d rather risk Baba Yaga than be alone again, it breaks your heart. And Jacob is the friend we all wish we had had growing up.

Engrossing: 5/5

Writing: 5/5

Appeal to kids: 4/5-- I think if it is marketed as scary it will be a hit.

Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5

Language: none

Sexuality: none

Violence: mild-- Baba Yaga is a witch who eats children so the imagery there is disturbing, but in the end she’s not the worst villain. There’s someone worse.

Drugs/Alcohol: none

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