Book Review| The Great American Whatever

Hey everyone! It’s time for another book review! This one is called The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. It’s a newer young adult book. Let’s get started!


Title: The Great American Whatever

Author: Tim Federle

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# of pages: 288

Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Family Issues

Published Date: March 29th, 2016

Rating: 4/5 stars

Summary (From Amazon):

Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before the car accident that changed everything.

Enter: Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—okay, a hot guy—and falls, hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

My Thoughts:

This was an overall good book. The characters were very detailed. The plot had some small issues but it was pretty enjoyable. I hope Tim Federle writes more YA books. You should definitely give this book a try.

That’s a wrap! I apologize for such  brief and vague thoughts.  Have you read this book? Are you going to? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!!

Wow,this past week went by so fast! It’s already time for What I’m Reading Wednesday’s! If you’re new to What I’m Reading Wednesday’s, you should check out this link: Information so you’re not super confused about what’s going on.


Today’s books I am reading right now.

The first book is called Keeping Safe the Stars by Shelia O’Connor.



Meet the Stars: Pride (Katherine), Nightingale (Elise), and Baby (Baxter). Three siblings that are independent and orphaned kids who were kept together by their loyalty to each other and the only care of their grandpa Old Finn. All is well until Old Finn falls ill and is taken to a hospital far from home. With Old Finn on the mend, it’s up to Pride, the oldest daughter, to fill his shoes and protect the family. With the fear of being taken away by the state and placed in another shelter; Pride decides to keep their family troubles  secrets and take care of her siblings herself. But keeping the Stars safe turns about to be a big job, and their plan to survive alone quickly unravels. While Pride does her best to keep the outside world at a safe distance away, including a rebellious adventure to reunite with Old Finn, she fears her days of keeping safe the Stars are drawing to an end, and with that their happy days as a family.

Book: Keeping Safe the Stars

Rating: 11/10 (It’s that amazing!) 6/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5

Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5 (Not sure why it’s such a low rating)

Age Range: 10 and up

Grade Range: 5 and up

Author: Sheila O’Connor

Author Facts:

1. Sheila was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2. She was born at the same hospital as her dad. That hospital was also where she worked as a college job.

3. In 4th grade, she started to write seriously.

Second Book: Vet Volunteers #9: Fear of Falling



David is determined to learn to jump on horseback if it kills him. Sometimes he’s afraid it actually might, like when Comet, the horse is he practicing refuses to go over the crossbar and “balks.” Now that David’s father is back in town after not contacting them for at least a year,  he’s promising to teach David how to jump like a champion. David refuses to let him know how scared he is. There’s one thing that scares David more then falling off and horse, and that’s disappointing his father. Can he overcome his fear?

Book: Vet Volunteers: Fear of Falling

Rating: 10/10 or 5 stars

Amazon: 5/5

Goodreads: 4/5

Age Range: 8 and up

Grade Range: 3 and up

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Author Facts:

1. Her first nonfiction book was about Saudi Arabia for children.

2. She started out by writing haiku in second grade.

3. She is a mother of four.

That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more content.

Tomorrow I’ll finally release my blogging plan and schedule for the school year.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂