Tag: Middle Grade

Mother Knows Best by Serena Valentino {Stephanie’s Review}

I’m in a cross stitch Facebook group and Mother Knows Best by Serena Valentino was the group read for August. I’ve also read The Beast Within and thought it was an interesting perspective. I honestly didn’t love the plot of Mother Knows Best. I’ve never seen the movie Tangled so I didn’t really know what to expect. Perhaps not having seen Tangled before reading set […]

September 2020 Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}

Oof. This one hits a lot differently in 2020. I very much doubt it would be published the same way today. Stacey has a big crush on her college aged math teacher. Reading this book was a lot of second hand embarrassment. Eventually Stacey figured it out. This review is purposely short because….YIKES. I really like this one…until the end. Wandering around a well maintained […]

July & August 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews

This was an interesting read. The BSC is faced with something completely new: a home life that isn’t perfect. Granted Kristy’s home life included an absentee father but Lou was a whole different ball game. Lou was a grieving child who’d been separated from her only family. She was angry and it showed. I liked that the BSC had their horizons widened. I’m also really […]

6/19 Nostalgia Read Review Round Up

Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself that these books were written in the late 80s/early 90s. Kristy means well but I found her to be pretty condescending towards Susan’s parents throughout the book. You could also tell that she was being pretty naive. Susan is Kristy’s charge through this book and Susan is autistic. Kristy makes some pretty harsh judgements about how Susan’s […]