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Middle Grade Fiction Review (Audio Book)

Liesl and PoLiesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved, loved, loved this story! I listened to the audio recording, read by the incredible Jim Dale, and basically it got to the point where I would make up reasons to drive somewhere so I could keep listening to it. It’s wonderful fantasy with a classic fairytale feel. The story is perfectly woven, bringing plots and characters together seamlessly. Filled with magic, misadventure, ghosts, extremely evil step-mothers, love and friendship. Definitely a new favorite!

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Middle-Grade Book Review

Moon Over ManifestMoon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed listening to this book on CD. The story feels solid, and true, like you could pick it up and feel the heavy weight of it. I found myself arriving at work and not remembering how I got there, I was so into the book. There are several stories, drifting in and out of each other, spanning the years of 1918 and 1936 in the town of Manifest, Kansas. This novel is like a colorful, tightly woven braid that brings all of its stories and characters together in the end. I feel like I know these people, and when the CDs ended, I felt like I had lost friends. The actors readings were very well done and I highly recommend the audio production, as well as the novel itself.

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