Tash Hearts Tolstoy – Kathryn Ormsbee

29414576Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Borrowed
First Published: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, Asexuality, Filmmaking, Family & Friendship Dynamics


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After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral. Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the forty thousand new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr GIFs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever. And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer, a fellow award nominee, suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual. Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do? Continue reading

Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit (Lunch Lady #5)

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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: December 2010
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humour, Action, Middle Grade, Villains


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The Breakfast Bunch is excited for the upcoming bake sale—and the best part is that it’s raising money for an awesome field trip.  But when all the snacks go missing, it’s no laughing matter.  Someone is sabotaging the bake sale.  But why?

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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown (Lunch Lady #4)

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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: May 2010
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humour, Action, Middle Grade, Villains


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Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch kids are looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation with no funny business. What evils could befall them at summer camp?

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Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta (Lunch Lady #3)

6783427Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: December 2009
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humour, Action, Middle Grade, Villains


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What evil designs does this world-famous writer have on his agenda? Lunch Lady’s going to get to the bottom of it, even if she has to kick some bunny butt!

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Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians (Lunch Lady #2)

6351990Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: July 2009
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humour, Action, Middle Grade


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Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Lunch Lady #1)

6277757Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: July 2009
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humour, Action, Middle Grade


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Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY!

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