Review: Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Twelve year old Sugar Mae Cole is going through a lot. Her father has abandoned her and her mother, Reba, and Sugar and Reba are losing money fast. So when they finally become homeless, Sugar can’t understand why she’s so shocked. Suddenly, Reba has an emotional breakdown and winds up in the hospital. Sugar and her new puppy Shush are put in foster care, and Sugar turns to writing beautiful free verse poems as a stress reliever.

I liked this book because Sugar was a girl who never gave up, and I also LOVED Shush, her adorable little doggy.

I didn’t like how the book was so confusing. Sugar hasĀ about, I don’t know, two or three “father figures” in this book. The problem-I couldn’t tell which one was her actual father! Also, I didn’t really understand the relationship between Jorie/Jovie/Josie’s family (she’s Sugar’s friend, but I forget her name) and the Coles. They just go over to each other’s houses randomly, and also Reba moves into their house randomly, so that was kind of weird.

But overall, the book was really good, and I give it 4 or 4.5 stars šŸ˜€


Review: Above World by Jenn Reese

Attention: Beegirls Books is getting a makeover! From now on we’re going to post book reviews as well as book lists. If you are new, scroll to the first and second posts for the lowdown on this blog.

It’s far into the future. The world is crawling with humans in every square inch of space. The Earth is no longer suitable for dwellings. Ā Major companies- such as HydroTek and SkyTek, proposed a solution of physically altering humans so they could live in other places- oceans, sandy deserts, high in the clouds. They were modified so the mermaid Kampii could have tails, Aviars, wings, Equians, hooves. Meks and Upgraders, humans with parts replaced with, frankly, whatever they chose, and Deepfell, shark and dolphin fins. Peace is restored, and over many years, those small colonies grow into whole new races of beings. Ā until HydroTek starts shutting down Kampii’s breathing devices. Kampii have died, and young Kampii Aluna is determined to stop it. Aluna and friend Hoku travel through the enemy-filled Above World and embark on a whole new adventure to save their people.Ā Science Fiction. Jenn Reese.Ā 

Read the whole series! šŸ™‚

Above World