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    goodbookgirl added a book review.
    This is DEFINITELY one of my favorite books. Aurora and her younger sister, Luna, live in Castle Armelle with their parents. They are not permitted to leave the castle grounds or touch anything--ANYTHING--sharp. When Luna cuts her hair with a broken piece of glass, she pierces her finger. Her mother and father see her with blood dripping from her finger, and Mama faints. Aurora and Luna wonder why she had such a big reaction to a tiny cut. They find out why when Mama tells them a story. Mama was cursed when she was a baby by a fairy named Manon because Mama's older brother met and fell in love with another girl. Her curse was that she would prick her finger when she turned sixteen and die. However, her brother's girlfriend, Emmeline, amended the curse. Mama would not die, but sleep for a hundred years and wake at true love's kiss. Sadly, Mama's parents died during the hundred years of sleep because they were not in the castle, and Mama's brother, Emmeline, and Manon disappeared. Only the people within the castle grounds slept and woke. There's more to this story! When Aurora was a baby, Mama saw Manon. Manon cursed Aurora by saying that she would prick her finger and sleep for a hundred years, and this time, no one would sleep with her. When she woke, everyone she had known and loved would be dead. That's why Mama and Papa hid all sharp objects from her and Luna. But when Aurora finds her new tutor's quill pen, she pricks her finger on it. Luna and their tutor find a way to keep her awake, at least for a short time. But it won't last forever. Will Emmeline be able to help? Where is she? With the help of their new friend Symon, and people who care, they set out on a voyage across the sea to find her. They must escape beasts, a Siren, and Manon, who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Will they prevail? Or will Aurora sleep for a hundred years?
    Over 1 year ago
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    This book is funny, entertaining, and fun all the way! I recommend it. It's about dragons, but with a little twist. Creel is an orphan who lives in the town of Carlieff in a kingdom called Ferevel. She and her brother live with their aunt and uncle, who are very poor. Creel's aunt reads fairy tales, and comes up with an idea to escape poverty: sacrifice Creel to a dragon. A knight will rescue her, and Creel's whole family will be sent to live in the palace. Creel is sacrificed to the Brown Dragon of Carlieff, but she doesn't want to wait for a knight to rescue her. So she bargains with the dragon, who's name is Theoradus, and tells him that if he doesn't let her go, he'll have to fight a knight, which he has no interest in doing. He lets her go, and lets her pick a "treasure" from his hoard. Except Theoradus doesn't collect gold--he collects shoes! The only pair that fit Creel are bright blue ones, which Theoradus has no intention of giving her. Creel reminds Theoradus that he said she could pick any shoes she liked, and goes on her way. She doesn't go home, though--she embarks on a long and tiring journey from Carlieff to the King's Seat, where she hopes to find a job as a dressmaker. Along her journey, she befriends another dragon named Shardas, who rescues her from bandits. She also meets Shardas's friend, Feniul. When Creel finally arrives in the King's Seat, she runs into snobby Amalia, the princess of the neighboring kingdom, Roulain, and her dog, Pippin. She is engaged to the crown prince Milun. Later on, Creel meets Milun's brother, Luka, and his bodyguard, Tobin. Luka takes Creel to an inn run by Tobin's sister, Ulfrid. The next day, Ulfrid takes Creel to a dressmaking shop owned by a lady named Derda, where Creel makes new friends: Marta, Alle, and Larkin. Unfortunately, Larkin doesn't turn out to be very nice. When Creel hears about the Merchant's Ball, she decides to go in pursuit of opening her own dress shop. But it isn't long before Larkin steals Creel's slippers and gives them to Princess Amalia, who has been pestering Creel for them. In return, Amalia gives Creel a crazy, over-designed dress. Creel is able to make the dress look better, but learns a wonderful and terrible secret about the slippers: they have the power to--WAIT! I'm not gonna spoil this story. It's a wonderful book, but it does have the teensiest bit of swearing. No curse words, though. This is probably my second favorite book. My favorite book is Keeper of the Lost Cities, which I also recommend.
    Over 1 year ago
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    This book is funny, entertaining, and fun all the way! I recommend it. It's about dragons, but with a little twist. Creel is an orphan who lives in the town of Carlieff in a kingdom called Ferevel. She and her brother live with their aunt and uncle, who are very poor. Creel's aunt reads fairy tales, and comes up with an idea to escape poverty: sacrifice Creel to a dragon. A knight will rescue her, and Creel's whole family will be sent to live in the palace. Creel is sacrificed to the Brown Dragon of Carlieff, but she doesn't want to wait for a knight to rescue her. So she bargains with the dragon, who's name is Theoradus, and tells him that if he doesn't let her go, he'll have to fight a knight, which he has no interest in doing. He lets her go, and lets her pick a "treasure" from his hoard. Except Theoradus doesn't collect gold--he collects shoes! The only pair that fit Creel are bright blue ones, which Theoradus has no intention of giving her. Creel reminds Theoradus that he said she could pick any shoes she liked, and goes on her way. She doesn't go home, though--she embarks on a long and tiring journey from Carlieff to the King's Seat, where she hopes to find a job as a dressmaker. Along her journey, she befriends another dragon named Shardas, who rescues her from bandits. She also meets Shardas's friend, Feniul. When Creel finally arrives in the King's Seat, she runs into snobby Amalia, the princess of the neighboring kingdom, Roulain, and her dog, Pippin. She is engaged to the crown prince Milun. Later on, Creel meets Milun's brother, Luka, and his bodyguard, Tobin. Luka takes Creel to an inn run by Tobin's sister, Ulfrid. The next day, Ulfrid takes Creel to a dressmaking shop owned by a lady named Derda, where Creel makes new friends: Marta, Alle, and Larkin. Unfortunately, Larkin doesn't turn out to be very nice. When Creel hears about the Merchant's Ball, she decides to go in pursuit of opening her own dress shop. But it isn't long before Larkin steals Creel's slippers and gives them to Princess Amalia, who has been pestering Creel for them. In return, Amalia gives Creel a crazy, over-designed dress. Creel is able to make the dress look better, but learns a wonderful and terrible secret about the slippers: they have the power to--WAIT! I'm not gonna spoil this story. It's a wonderful book, but it does have the teensiest bit of swearing. No curse words, though. This is probably my second favorite book. My favorite book is Keeper of the Lost Cities, which I also recommend.
    Over 1 year ago
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    If you're looking for a story about a bright, spirited orphan girl who finds love and adventure, then look no further. Anne will capture your heart and never let go. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted a boy from the orphanage to help with the farmwork. When Matthew goes to the train station to pick him up, he only finds Anne Shirley, a talkative, redheaded girl with a bright imagination and a big heart. A search for answers tells the Cuthberts that someone told Mrs. Spencer the Cuthberts wanted a girl. Marilla thinks of sending Anne back to the orphanage, but Matthew persuades Marilla to open up her heart to the girl. Marilla eventually decides to keep Anne, and so Anne's adventures full of humor and heart begin. From making a friend, Diana Barry, to making enemies, Gilbert Blythe and Josie Pye, to naming everyday things you'd see like a lake, or a flower tree, Anne will find something to dream about. Read this book, please!
    Over 1 year ago
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    goodbookgirl's book review was featured in Anne of Green Gables.
    If you're looking for a story about a bright, spirited orphan girl who finds love and adventure, then look no further. Anne will capture your heart and never let go. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted a boy from the orphanage to help with the farmwork. When Matthew goes to the train station to pick him up, he only finds Anne Shirley, a talkative, redheaded girl with a bright imagination and a big heart. A search for answers tells the Cuthberts that someone told Mrs. Spencer the Cuthberts wanted a girl. Marilla thinks of sending Anne back to the orphanage, but Matthew persuades Marilla to open up her heart to the girl. Marilla eventually decides to keep Anne, and so Anne's adventures full of humor and heart begin. From making a friend, Diana Barry, to making enemies, Gilbert Blythe and Josie Pye, to naming everyday things you'd see like a lake, or a flower tree, Anne will find something to dream about. Read this book, please!
    Over 1 year ago
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    If you're looking for a story about a bright, spirited orphan girl who finds love and adventure, then look no further. Anne will capture your heart and never let go. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted a boy from the orphanage to help with the farmwork. When Matthew goes to the train station to pick him up, he only finds Anne Shirley, a talkative, redheaded girl with a bright imagination and a big heart. A search for answers tells the Cuthberts that someone told Mrs. Spencer the Cuthberts wanted a girl. Marilla thinks of sending Anne back to the orphanage, but Matthew persuades Marilla to open up her heart to the girl. Marilla eventually decides to keep Anne, and so Anne's adventures full of humor and heart begin. From making a friend, Diana Barry, to making enemies, Gilbert Blythe and Josie Pye, to naming everyday things you'd see like a lake, or a flower tree, Anne will find something to dream about. Read this book, please!
    Over 1 year ago
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    In this chose-your-own-adventure story, you're a girl who lives in Williamsburg, VA in modern days. Your dad works, your grandmother owns an antique shop downstairs, and your mom...died of cancer. You miss her tremendously. You go downstairs to the shop and find a tiny portrait of a colonial woman. When you look into her eyes, you find yourself in Colonial Williamsburg and meet a girl named Felicity Merriman. It isn't long before you learn that you've been whisked back in time to 1775! What adventure will you choose? I used a lot of bookmarks so that I could go back to the choice after I read the other adventure. From buying goods from Native Americans to helping a sad girl to meeting Governor Dunmore's wife and children, you and Felicity will have many adventures. You'll become great friends--and she'll win a special place in your heart. If you liked this book, then you'll like the 2005 movie FELICITY: AN AMERICAN GIRL ADVENTURE. Shailene Woodley from THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER plays Felicity, and Katie Henney plays Felicity's best friend, Elizabeth Cole. In the movie, Felicity longs for more than living a proper life. Things just get more fancy when Mother and Father sign her up for tea lessons at Miss Manderly's house. However, gentlewoman lessons are not as bad as she thinks, although the has to pay a price for the joy of seeing her friend Elizabeth, a Loyalist, at lessons: spending time with Elizabeth's mean older sister Annabelle. But Felicity has other things to worry about: Mean old Jiggy Nye is abusing Penny, a horse that Felicity has come to love. Felicity sneaks out every night to see Penny, but when she shows her family, they forbid her to see Penny ever again. When Father tells her that doing a good echoes in the world and that she did all she could, Felicity realizes that there is one more thing she can do--set Penny free. Eventually Felicity gets Penny back (when she goes to visit Grandfather on his plantation), just like Father said. But, tragedy follows. Right after she stops Father's apprentice, Ben, from running away to join General Washington's army, Grandfather dies. When she returns to Williamsburg, she learns that Elizabeth's father has been arrested just for being a Loyalist. When Felicity and Father go to visit him in prison, she sees cruel Jiggy Nye in the cell with him. Suddenly Felicity feels sympathetic for him and decides she must help him get out of jail. She does so by bringing him medicine and a blanket. Soon after, Felicity gets an invitation from Lady Templeton's manor, inviting her to the Christmas Ball! Mother will make her a fancy dress, and will sign her up for extra dancing lessons at Miss Manderly's. Felicity's life seems to be coming back together...until Mother has a baby and becomes sick and unconscious. And when Father is away and Grandfather is dead, who will help Penny have a foal? Felicity might have to make a decision that will help her trust someone she never thought could be trusted.
    Over 1 year ago
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    How would you feel if you were betrayed by your mother, sent to live with a foster family, and made enemies more than you made friends? Well, that's what happens to Carley Connors in this book. Her stepdad beat her up and she was sent to live with the Murphys once she was out of the hospital. The Murphys have three kids: Michael Eric, Adam, and Daniel. She comes to love Michael Eric, Adam, and Mrs. Murphy, but how will she bond with Daniel and Mr. Murphy? There are also issues at school, because once she went to a restaurant and teased the young waiter, Rainer, who ended up being her classmate. And there's the bully, Toni. Will she make friends or enemies? Will she grow a friendship with Daniel? But most importantly, does she belong with her mother or Julie Murphy, who showed her love? It was a good book, but it does say the Lord's name in vain, like, one million times. Other than that, it's really good.
    Over 1 year ago
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    This book is so good! It's 1969, and Mamie and her classmates are all given assignments to write letters to astronauts. Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will never walk on the moon, because he must stay with the ship, and after this trip NASA will never use him again, because there are so many other astronauts who want to go to space. She tells him about her family--her mom, her dad, her older sister Eleanor, her other sister Bess, her best friend Buster, and her cat. One night, her mom and dad have a fight, and her mom leaves, and soon after her dad tries to go after her. Eleanor, who moved out some years ago, doesn't stay long, and Bess leaves to stay with her boyfriend, and even Campbell the cat runs away. She had tried to throw a "Moonwalk Party", something her mom had wanted to do but her dad had objected, and then Mom left. But with no one there except Buster, is her party a lost cause? Will her parents get a divorce? And will the astronauts get to and from the moon safely?
    Over 1 year ago
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    I liked this book, but I recommend it to 3rd grade and up because there are some tragic deaths in the book. WARNING: This review contains mild spoilers. Twelve-year-old Cécile Revel (Cécile is pronounced say-seel) is a peasant living in the village of Rileaux, France with her father. When she finds an injured lady in the woods, her father helps her, and Madame begs them to let her reward them in any way. Papa asks Madame if Cécile can serve at court instead of being a peasant. Madame says yes, and Cécile has to leave everything and start a new place that holds a brighter future for her. She becomes Madame's servant, and tends to her dogs. After a troublesome incident with one of the dogs, Stabdille, she meets Princess Marie-Adélaïde and her son, Bretagne (pronounced bre-tahn-yeh). After that, Bretagne requests for Cécile and Stabdille to visit him. But, there are rules no one ever warned Cécile about...and then measles take Marie-Adélaïde life, and then the prince dies and...just like that, Bretagne is gone too. Can Cécile save Bretagne's brother, Anjou (pronounced an-zhoo)? Will she lose her position at court? What will she do, when both of her parents are dead? You can see Cécile's loyalty to the people she loves as you read this book. It's good, so read it!
    Over 1 year ago

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