Posts in Category: realistic fiction

The Importance of Wings by Robin Friedman

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A girl and her sister face challenges and the boundaries of having their mother leave to go to Israel. Previously, they used to live in Israel as young children, but then they moved to America. The main character, Roxanne, LOVES television. She watched Wonder Woman and idolized her, and Roxanne longs to be all-American, but that's hard in an Israeli household!

I absolutely LOVED this book! It was so entertaining, it was humorous and sometimes quite saddening. Also, it's set in the 80's. And they didn't have phones. BIG SHOCKER. Either way, it makes it even more fun, because there were so many cool and wacky things in the 80's. This story also involves a lot of TV shows, which I like.

If you like really fun, contemporary fiction books with lots of funny things, very detailed things, and present-tense books (which I like, because it feels like I'm really there.), then The Importance of Wings by Robin Friedman is the book for you! Also, I think that people ages 11 and up would enjoy this book, since it's about middle school and eighth grade, so for older kids, it would be a bit more relatable. 

Ofel, 11

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Image result for abundance of katherines book coverColin is no ordinary guy for many reasons. He is a child prodigy, makes mathematical equations for relationships, anagrams, EVERYTHING...and has dated 19 girls named Katherine. And they all have dumped him. One day he cracks, so him and his best friend go on a road trip looking for answers. What they don't expect is making friends, and even relationships, while they're there.

I liked this book because I was able to 'see' what it was like in the mind of a prodigy. How he thinks, feels, and deals with all of that.

I would definitely recommend this book, especially to John Green lovers. It is very well written, a page-turner, and will keep you late into the night wanting to know THE question: What happens next?

Mia, 14

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