So Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide has started a new weekly feature called The Deja Vu Review, where we can give mini reviews of books we’ve read before we started blogging (or books we never wrote reviews for). I think this is a great idea, and although it means I’m participating in five memes a week (I know that is crazy! But I will still post at least two book reviews a week) I wanted to support Brittany. Plus, it is fun!
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Mini-Review: I took a YA Lit class in grad school, and we had to pick an author, read at least five books written by that author, and then write a report. So I chose Joan Bauer, and let me just say, I picked the right one! I love Joan Bauer’s books, but Hope Was Here was probably my favorite. It’s been about five years since I’ve read this one, so the details are a little fuzzy, but I absolutely loved it! It is a sweet, touching story about a girl living with her aunt. I wish I write more about it, but I can’t remember specifics, except that I loved it, and you all should give it a try!
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Rating: 5/5 stars
Mini-Review: Oh my gosh, guys, if you haven’t read this book (first in a series), you are missing out!!!! This is such a unique book. It is an adult mystery with an MC being a 10 year old (I am not exactly sure on her age, but around this age) girl, who lives in post WWII England in a huge, run-down country estate. Flavia, the MC, is not your typical little girl. She is obsessed with chemistry, and poison particularly. She is very inquisitive, and when a murder occurs at her home, she begins to investigate. Oh gosh, I am not doing a good job of descibing this book. It has such an amazing feel to it, and I highly recommend this book! All the books have awesome titles ( The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, I am Half-Sick of Shadows, etc).
Have you guys read these books before? What did you think of them?