My eldest child, a book lover like me, wants to review some
of her favorite books on my blog. So this is the first installment of… drum
Please note that her
opinions are 100% her own.
Kidlet#1 Review: Tears, By Rita Webb.
Review by Kidlet#1 (13 years old)
What was the book about?
It was about Lelea, a cyborg who was sort of insane because
her mind lives in the past. And she started to rebel against her father, the
evil Father General (muahaha!) by lying and then swearing her own oath to take
him down and free her people. She goes on an adventure to find the dragon eggs
and save the universe from her father. Along
the way, she finds love.
What did you like best about the book?
I like the adventure and description of the characters, I
liked how immensely powerful the words are.
Did anything bother you about the book?
Nothing bothered me.
Who was your favorite character?
My favorite character was Jadon with her self-esteem & endurance.
How many stars do you give this book?All the stars possible.
Kidlet#1 signing off...and read this book people, it rocks.
Wendy's note: She read the book in 1 day, then turned around and read it again the next. That never happens. It speaks volumes for how well this resonated with her.
Mrs. Webb, I'd say you hit your target audience spot on.
Imagine 4 days in a condo/cabin by Park City, Utah, where
everyone has a quiet nook of their own to plug in and write. There were enough
of us there that we only had to help with one meal for the whole time. Can you
imagine? Meals done, quiet time, no kids, almost no calls, and house full of
people who shared your same passion for writing. After months of busting my
rear on the farm, it was exactly what I needed. We also had prizes for word
count sprints, early birds and night owls.
If you ever have the chance to go to a retreat, do it. You
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