3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

Hi everyone! Today I am doing the first day of the 3 days 3 quotes challenge!

Rules:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)

3. Nominate 3 different bloggers each day.

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A special thanks to @MyTinyObsessions for nominating me and everyone who read her last day of this challenge. Without her I might not be doing this challenge.

Here is today’s quote:

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Source: https://thesepaperwords.wordpress.com

Todays quote is from a fabulous book by John Green called “Paper Towns” This quote is short but powerful as well as one of my favorite quotes from the book. If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie I encourage you to do at least one or the other. I have read/seen both. Below are a couple links to those reviews:

Movie: https://readersandmore.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/paper-towns-movie-review/

Today I nominate:

@afternoonofsundries

@AnnaGrazby

@Emily of My Daily Life of a Bibliophile.

Let this people know they have been nominated!

As always you can take it or leave it, no pressure what so ever!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for Day 2!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

 

 

 

55 Quirky Questions For Readers (Originally created by Literary Lollipop)

Today is you lucky day! So far I have done two posts today including this one which is way more than normal. In this post I will be honestly answering 55 questions related to reading. I did not create this idea. Literary Lollipop is the creator and her link and a blank template just in case you want to try this is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz2sBycqMoR7X0x3YnRoUHVFaXc/view?usp=docslist_api

Let’s get it started!

1. Favourite childhood book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

2. What are you reading right now? Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

3. What books do you have on request at the library? None at the moment

4. Bad book habit? Being super picky about what I read.

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? Too many books (6-7) to name.

6. Do you have an e-reader? Nope. I like the cold hard copy!

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? During the school year I can be reading up to 3-4 books. Now I read two at a time.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Nope not at all. I still read a mountain load of books.

9.Least favourite book you read this year: For the most part I think I’ve liked all the books I’ve read this year.

10. Favourite book I’ve read this year: Way too many to type but if I had to give you one I would say Paper Towns by John Green.

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Maybe 5% if that. I like to stay in my comfort zone.

12. What is your reading comfort zone? Fiction. Genres like Animals/pets, Action/Adventure and Fantasy.

13. Can you read on the bus? Nope! I can’t read in anything that’s moving. I start to feel very nauseous.

14. Favourite place to read: My bed

15. What’s your policy on book lending? I don’t lend books but that’s just because all my friends like different kinds of books. I would be fine lending a book as long as I get it back in good condition.

16. Do you dogear your books? Yes.

17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books? Nope. Most of the books I read are from the library and the ones I own I don’t like to write in.

18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books? Not too sure but I’m going to say no.

19. What is your favourite language to read? English because it’s really all I understand.

20. What makes you love a book? Great characters and lots of detail.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? I always recommend books on my blog. If I think a book is good I recommend it.

22. Favourite genre: Adventure

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did): Historic Fiction. I’m currently reading a book in this genre and I’m loving it so far.

24. Favourite Biography: I don’t think I’ve read a biography.

25. Have you ever read a self-help book? (And, was it actually helpful?) The only self help book that comes to mind is Minecraft Handbooks lol! So I guess not.

26. Favourite Cookbook: I don’t really know how to cook and don’t read cookbooks

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction): Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

28. Favorite reading snack: I don’t really eat while I read.

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience: I don’t think hype has ruined my reading experience.

30. How often do you agree with the critics about about a book? I almost always agree with critics unless it’s completely untrue.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I don’t normally give bad reviews but I would if necessary.

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? Spanish.

33. Most intimidating book I’ve read: I don’t think  I’ve been intimidated by a book.

34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin: Allegiant by Veronica  Roth

35. Favorite Poet: Not too into poetry.

36. How many books do you usually have checked out from the library at any given time? 4-8 books.

37. How often do you return books to the library unread? Almost never unless it ends up being almost overdue.

38. Favorite fictional character:  I have many, too many to count. I would say that I love Hazel Grace Lancaster and Margo Roth Spiegelman

39. Favorite fictional villain: I’m more for the good guys 🙂

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation: A book that I’ve been recently reading.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading: When I first started reading around 1st grade I probably didn’t read as much as I did now. Otherwise I read all the time.

42. Name a book you could/would not finish: I finish most books I start.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Loud noises and people talking.

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel: Paper Towns

45. Most disappointing film adaptation: The Fault in Our Stars

46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time: 20 dollars

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Always
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book? I’d i just wasn’t “feeling it”
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?  I try, but my bookcase is overflowing.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they been read? I normally check out library books so of course I have to return books from there. I keep the books I buy though endless they’re books I don’t read anymore.

51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? Fan girl and the rest of the Divergent series.

52. Name a book that made you angry: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. The characters were treated so unfairly because of their poverty.

53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: Smile

54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: I always like books I read most of the time so nothing comes to mind.

55. Favorite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: So many books that I can’t name just one!

Thanks to Cynthia Dawn for showing me this! http://www.cynthiadawn.net

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challange that will be coming to you ASAP!

No posts tomorrow most likely. Suppose to be hot here so I’m heading to the river.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

Hi everyone! Today (the first day of my weekly event) I realized that I never posted the info post about this event. It was still in my drafts. Silly me! I guess you’ll just have to see.It’s simple and should hopefully be fun! Today I am showing off two books that I finished yesterday. I’m not reading them anymore so that kind of spoils that part of the event but I can’t write about the books I’ve barely started!

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First Book: Indigo’s Star by Hilary McKay

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I have reviewed Forever Rose for you guys and thought I had the order of the books down. It turns out I didn’t. Oh well.

This book is part of a 5 or so book series. It follows Indigo Casson who has to fall back into his routine after battling mono. He dreads going back to school and only his younger sister Rose knows why. The first day of school and many days after that, the evil gang and their red headed leader torment and tease Indigo. His days are boring and terrible. Until one day when Tom, an American joins his class. The gang changes their target and Tom makes two new friends and becomes part of the Casson family. He isn’t there to stay but while he is, he takes the world by storm with Permanent Rose and Indigo by his side.

My rating of the book out of 10: 9.5/10 

Author facts: 

1. Hillary McKay is 56 years old

2. Before writing she studied English, Zoology, and Botany at St. Andrews University.

3. Her first novel was The Exiles .

I recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure, family, and a bit of suspense. This book is a children’s book but really can be read by almost anyone.

Second Book: Vet Volunteers Fight For Life By Laurie Halse Anderson

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This is the first book in a 16 book series with the 17th set to be published next year.

Summary: This book is told from the point of Maggie Mackenzie. Maggie lives with her grandmother who is a skilled veternarian who goes by Dr. Mac. Maggie is always welcomed to help the injured or sick animals that find their way into the veternarian office. That is until Maggie’s homework is piling up and her grades are slipping. Her grandmother is forced to put her on a short leash until her grades improve. Four new volunteers seem to take up Maggie’s role and make her jealous. When extremely sick, dehydrated and malnourished Collies and Labs find their way to Dr. Mac, Maggie has to track down the cold hearted person who sold these puppies to people at a local farmers market. Nothing seems like it can get worse until her rich cousin Zoe comes to stay with them while her actress mother is busy in Los Angeles. Read this story to find out what happens to Maggie and who is behind the puppy mill.

My rating: 10/10

Author facts:

1. Laurie has loved to write since second grade.

2. She started out writing picture books.

3. Her first novel Speak, was made into a film with Kristan Stewart playing the main character.

I recommend this book for anyone that absolutely loves animals, adventure, and victory. This book is for ages 10 and up so anyone 10 and up can read it.

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Sources:

en.m.wikipedia.org

Google.com

madwomanintheforest.com/laurie/

Both pictures were from Amazon.com

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That’s a wrap for my very first What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. Let me know if you liked it and stay tuned till next Wednesday when I show you the two books I’ve been reading.

Keep Reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Paper Towns: Movie Review

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a new movie review. Today I went and saw Paper Towns. I’ll give you a basic summary that doesn’t give away too much (Just in case you haven’t read the book or seen the movie yet.)

Summary:

Margo Roth Spiegelman and Quentin Jacobson were friends as kids. As they grow up, they also grow farther and farther apart. Little does Margo know, Quentin has eyes for her and always has. As the end of High School and graduation loom closer, Margo and Quentin have been complete strangers. Until one night when Margo appears at Quentin’s window to ask a favor. He has to help her give some people a taste of their own medicine. For the first time ever, Q or Quentin feels confident and comfortable. The next morning he wakes up and Margo isn’t at school that day. Or the next. Or the next. “Margo Roth Spiegelman loved mysteries so much she became one” Quentin and his crew must work to find out where Margo has run off to.

Movie: Paper Towns based off a novel written by John Green

Length: 1 hr. and 52 minutes (roughly)

Rating: PG 13

Average rating: 7.1/10

My rating: 8/10

I totally recommend this movie for someone who loves romance, adventure, and some humor. Whether you read the book or not, this movie will definitely satisfy.

I hope you check out the second movie based off a book written by John Green. It’s rated PG 13 because of partial nudity, drinking by teens, language and the smallest amount of sexuality. I’m 13-16 and it’s nothing I haven’t heard before. Great movie but probably not for anyone younger then 13 (It is rated PG 13 for a reason!)

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for my first What I’m Reading Wednesday’s post tomorrow.

If you’ve seen Paper Towns or read the book, let me know what you thought of it in the comments!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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And I Quote…

Hi everyone! I haven’t been posting much again. Sorry about that! Today I bring you a List of 10 amazing quotes from authors that are pretty well known. To avoid any copyright issues I will provide the website that these originally came from. These are all about writing.

1. Anäis Nin – Writer of fictional books that had some bad  themes.

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2. Neil Gaiman- An English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

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Source: Pinterest.com

3. Stephen King- An American author of horror, supernatural fiction, science fiction and fantasy.

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Source: buzzquotes.com

4. Thomas Mann- A German novelist, short story writer, and more

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Source: thepeopleproject.com

5. E.L. Doctorow- An American author, editor, and professor who recently passed away on July 21st.

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Source: buzzquotes.com

6. Anne Taylor- A novelist, short story writer, and literary critic.

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Source: clancytucker.blogspot.com

7. Octavia Butler- An American Science Fiction writer

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8. Stephen King- See above for author description

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9. F. Scott Fitzgerald- An American author of novels and short stories.

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Source: stuffwriterlike.com

10. John Green- An American author of Young Adult fiction, YouTube video blogger and online educational video creator.

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Source: Twitter.com

Thanks for reading my author quotes post and Stay tuned for more content!

The first What I’m Reading Wednesday’s is coming up in 2 days! Check out the weekly event’s about page!

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤

Creative Writing

Hi everyone! This is just a normal post. As you may know, blogging 101 is pretty much over. I have already found a new event to participate in. This one is called Creative Challanges. The wonderful Cynthia Dawn hosts this weekly every Friday. When you subscribe to her emailing list, she will send you a bonus prompt. All you do is write a short or long story using the prompt to begin.

Today’s bonus prompt: Write about a time where you or a fictional character realizes that their life will never be the same.

Here’s my story:

  Savanna Willis opened her eyes. The sun was shining through her bed room window. She lets out a moan and rolls over, throwing her pillows over her messy brown hair. Finally, she starts to drift off when she takes a double take. “Wait a second…” She thinks to herself. Today is the day of her grandma’s will reading. “Grumble, Grumble” Suddenly her mom appears at her blue bedroom door. She’s dressed in a blue dress, blue heels, and a  matching blue necklace. Her father’s stubbly face peers around the corner. He is not yet dressed and is still in his favorite Pacman shirt and his matching Pacman boxer shorts. Savanna opens her eyes and tries to hide her grin that is trying to escape. 

“What?!” Her father asks with an amused look on his face.

“Nothing dad!”

“Okay honey. Sorry to wake you but your mom and I need to talk to you.”

I sigh and get out of my cloud soft bed. After slipping into my blue slippers, I wonder downstairs. My mom and dad are nervously talking. I catch a snippet of their conversation.

“What do you think she’ll think about…” And then they see me standing there with my hair all knotted and my eyes all tired. My mom takes a deep breath and says:

“Savanna we’re moving to Florida.”

Suddenly my whole work went crashing down. From now on, I knew nothing would never be the same.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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Blogging for a month!

Hey everybody! Today is my 1 month anniversary of beginning to blog. On June 23rd, Genie Wishes inspired me to begin blogging. So as you can see, I did. I just posted a random post at that time. I was a noob blogger so I had no idea what was going on. At the beginning I had doubted myself. I wasn’t sure if I was really going to get anywhere. Now on July 23rd, 1 month later, I’m doing pretty darn well in my opinion.

Overall Stats

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Overall Views: 188

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Overall Visitors: 68

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Overall Likes: 52

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Overall comments: 40

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Overall Followers: 20

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First follower: @digga3k

Most recent follower: @donniesapphy 

(Shout out to these amazing people!)

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Number of posts: 25 including this one 🙂

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All my viewers have been from:

The United States 

The United Kingdom

Norway

Sweden

Canada

South Korea

Indonesia 

Trinidad and Tobago

Russia

Australia 

South Africa.

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As you can see, my followers and viewers have been from literally all over the world. Thank you to everyone who has viewed or followed my blog. Whether you’re reading this the day it’s posted or sometime in the future, Thank you! Without all of you, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today.

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Goals:

1. To make it to 100 followers

I don’t have a set date that I want to get 100 followers by but I think it will be sooner than I originally thought. I gain at least a follower every 1-3 days. I don’t care how long it takes, I’m just going to keep bringing you content for the rest of the summer and through the school year as much as I can. I know that together, we can reach this huge goal!

2. To continue to post frequently

This does relate to the top one in some ways. I just want to keep bringing everyone new content as frequently as I can manage. It might be written that day or scheduled a week ago. Either way I promise or at least hope that I can continue posting as much as I have been. It’s going to be a big task but I’m going to try.

3. To continue to comment on other blogs

I understand how much feedback, comments, likes, and follows can really impact someone’s self esteem and overall blog. Other blogs definitely show me how talented and smart other people are. I know for a fact that some people might give up blogging but the people I know power through no matter what.

4. Last but not least, I want to use a bigger variety of things in my posts.

This last one may be simple but it’s tough for me. I want to add more varieties of pictures like tweets or Instagram photos. Anything that can really make my blog stand out. At the very least I want to have at least one picture in every post. Sometimes I fail at that. I want to just try to my hardest.

 

Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this post and I hope you really enjoy your next milestone whether it be a week or 5 years, celebrate it to matter how long you’ve been blogging! I love each and everyone one of my followers and viewers. Stay tuned for more new content!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

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My Top 5 Genres (And Books)

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you something I call My Top 5 Genres (and Books.)

1. Action/Adventure: Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

This series has so many good things: drama, victory, family, suspense, and so much more. Of course I have only read the first two books in the series and am yet to read the Allegiant and Four. I definitely recommend this series for anyone that can handle some nail biting suspense!

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2. Children’s: Don’t Let the Pigeon series by Mo Willems

This is a series that as a child I absolutely adored. Being the avid reader I am, I of course had many different series’s of books that I enjoyed.This was towards the top of the list. It is a silly and love able picture book series about a pigeon who just doesn’t seem to get his way. I recommend this for all kids that love silly but relatable stories.

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3. Humor: The Middle School series by James Patterson.

I know I’m doing a lot of series’s but this is one amazing series. It has a graphic novel feel so it probably won’t slip by teachers for any reading logs. This series is about the adventures of a troublesome boy named Rafe. I recommend this for anyone who likes books that can really make you smile. These books has things in it that children definitely shouldn’t do so the themes are not good. Still an amazing read.

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4. Animals: The Heartland series by Lauren Brooke

This is an amazing series that follows Amy Fleming, Her grand father Jack, Stablemate Ty and so many more important characters that you can really feel for. Amy really has a deep connection with horses and uses alternative methods to heal the troubled horses that find their way to the Heartland stable. This series is long with 25 books. I recommend this series for anyone who loves horses or just love a good read.

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5. Romance: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

My only singular book in this list! Everyone has at least heard of this amazing book about Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters who are in a mushy and close love relationship. It’s definitely PG 13 just like the movie because of how romantic and lovey dovey it is. I recommend this book from an amazing author who also wrote Paper Towns to anyone who loves a good love story.

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Feel free to post your own genre/book list. I’m not the kind of person to accuse others of copying unless necessary.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for amazing content that’s all about reading and writing!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Love and Hate

Hi Everybody! Today I was asked by @whereshappy to do a list of ten things I love and ten things I hate to get to know me better.

Don’t read this if you don’t want to get to know me.

1. I love to read books but I hate when good books end.

2. I love to sleep but I hate when I can’t  fall asleep.

3. I love when I go to school and see my friends but I hate when I have lots of homework.

4. I love to write but I hate when I get writers block.

5. I love it when it snows but I hate when it sticks around for more then two days.

6. I love lemonade but I hate lemons cause they force me to make puckered up faces.

7. I love my clothes but I hate when people judge me because I don’t dress like everyone else.

8. I love the beach but I hate when I get badly burnt.

9. I love my cats but I hate when they don’t leave me alone.

10. I love the dark but I hate when it gets creepy.

This is a list of ten things I love and ten things I hate.

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Thank you @whereshappy for inviting me to join this challenge. Just like where’s happy, I am going to nominate some of my fellow bloggers to join the fun. This is obviously a choice and isn’t something I’m forcing upon you.

@Margret http://writingandreadingashobbies.wordpress.com/

@afternoonofsundries http://afternoonofsundries.wordpress.com/

@AnnaGrazby http://thegreatgrazby.wordpress.com/

@Justmev http://outsidehook.wordpress.com/

@Ijonesedition http://ljonesedition.wordpress.com/

@MelissaMcDonald https://ateachingparent.wordpress.com/

@WillowGlass http://phillysoph.wordpress.com/

Anyone else who isn’t mentioned or doesn’t follow me is of course welcomed to do this challenge if they so wish to.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more great content!

~Makayla the Bookworm

Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been posting so late (right now it’s 9:25 pm my time). Today I decided to bring you another book review. This book I actually just finished late last night. It’s called Permanent Rose. The author Hilary McKay has actually made a series and this book is I think about the second one. The first one is called Forever After Caddy.

This story is told from the point of Rose or her birth name Permanent Rose. She’s the youngest child and is home alone a lot of the time. All her older siblings are either moved out or gone most of the time. But at least someone has to be there with her since she’s only 8 years old. Caddy is the oldest daughter who is engaged to a driving instructor named Micheal. She isn’t so sure about it though. Saffy or Saffron is the next daughter. She has a best friend named Sarah who is in a wheel chair most of the time and goes everywhere with Saffy. Saffron is looking for her biological father. Indigo is the first and only son. He loves to read and play guitar. He has a friend David who loves to play the drums and hangs out at the Casson household a lot of the time. Eve and Bill are the parents. Eve is an artist who spends most of her time in the garden shed turned art studio. She’s a bit strange at times but paints amazing pictures. She also paints hospital walls to help cheer up the patients. Bill lives in London and is divorced from Eve. Don’t worry, I haven’t given anything away. Oh! I almost forgot Tom. Tom is a friend of Indigo and Rose. Rose absolutely adores Tom who loves to play guitar. When Tom leaves for America, Rose is deeply saddened. Especially when Tom doesn’t contact in anyway. This isn’t much of a summary but more of a character review. If this sounds interesting I recommend finding the first book first and then going from there.

Name: Permanent Rose

Author: Hilary McKay

Age Range: 8-12 but I’m 13-16 and I enjoyed it.

Star Rating: 5 stars!

I absolutely recommend this book and the series it’s in.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more amazing content.

~Makayla the Bookworm

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