Negative Review: The Stars Beneath Our Feet

34057229The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: September 19th, 2017
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Loss, Contemporary, Friendship


BLURB:

It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. Continue reading

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Skeleton Key – Alex Rider

9780142406144_lSkeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2002
Publisher: Puffin Books
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Espionage, Action, Mystery, Summer


BLURB:

Teenage superspy Alex Rider is enlisted by the national security services again – this time for a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. But before long, Alex finds himself caught up in a terrifying chain of events that leads from the Chinese Triad gangs in London to an undercover assignment in Cuba. Alex begins to make chilling links between suspicious deaths, an illegal nuclear weapons deal and the plans of his host, Russian General Sarov, for the future of the world… Continue reading

La Célibataire survivante – India Desjardins

gr_9782761940214La Célibataire survivante by India Desjardins

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Maison de publication
Parution: Septembre 2014
Éditions: De L’Homme
Âge recommandé: 13+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: BD, Vie moderne, Romance, Relations, Humour


DESCRIPTION:

Coincée entre son passé et son présent, la Célibataire se sent prise au piège, telle une naufragée sur une île déserte. Jonglant avec le désir d’être en couple et la peur de sortir de sa zone de confort, elle tente de s’ouvrir à de nouveaux horizons… Mais peut-on déjouer son karma amoureux? Continue reading

Point Blank – Alex Rider

51tEmJFCqxL.SX316.SY1Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2001
Publisher: Puffin Books
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Espionage, Action, Mystery, Boarding School


BLURB:

MI6 assigns Alex Rider, 14, undercover at an elite prep school for teen rebels after two fathers are assassinated. Principal Dr Grief and vicious cigar-smoking Mrs Stellenbosch are the only teachers. All the students act studious, perfect – and identical. When Alex finds the plot, the villains find him, and the mountain peak has only a black ski run escape. Continue reading

La Mort d’une princesse – India Desjardins

gr_9782761947992La Mort d’une princesse by India Desjardins

Ma note: 3 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Maison de publication
Parution: Février 2017
Éditions: De L’Homme
Âge recommandé: 14+
Rythme: Lent
Sujets: Roman, Vie moderne, Romance, Relations, Amitié, Amour, Vie professionnelle


DESCRIPTION:

À 31 ans, après une rupture amoureuse, Sarah réalise rapidement que le scénario typique de comédie romantique ne sera pas pour elle. Sept ans plus tard, au top de sa carrière et toujours célibataire, Sarah se complaît dans son tourbillon professionnel réconfortant, gorgé d’ambition, de succès et de masques sociaux. Quand on voit les relations de couple avec lucidité, est-il possible de s’ouvrir de nouveau à l’amour? Continue reading

Moments de maman – Anne-Marie Dupras

gr_9782761943864Moments de maman by Anne-Marie Dupras

Ma note: 3 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Maison de publication
Parution: Septembre 2016
Éditions: De L’Homme
Âge recommandé: 12+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Bande Dessinée, Nonfiction, Vie de maman, Enfants et parents, Vie moderne


DESCRIPTION:

La vie en «mono» comporte ses hauts et ses bas… Anne-Marie en sait quelque chose. Suivez-la dans son quotidien un peu trop chargé, entourée de ses enfants Robin et Alicia, de ses parents, de ses ex et de sa meilleure amie. Un voyage au coeur de la mommytude dans tous ses états… Continue reading

Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

35504431Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 10th, 2017
Publisher: Dutton BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Mental Illness, Contemporary, Romance


BLURB:

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. Continue reading