New book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I have a brand new book review up for you now. Today I share my thoughts on the middle grade novel Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen. Should you read it? Here’s an excerpt of my review:

The book marks author George Hagen’s debut as a novelist for children; he has published books for adults with success. Several elements in Gabriel Finley… may also lead to a modicum of success in this target audience. His main characters come first on that list of elements.

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Second review now up!

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Hello again, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my second review of the day for you. I picked up My Mother’s Secret by J. L. Witterick on a complete whim. Should you take some time out of your day for the WWII Holocaust novel? Here’s an excerpt of my review:

Using viewpoints that toggle between Helena and the people she and her mother help, author J.L. Witterick tells the story in My Mother’s Secret with short chapters that almost read like diary entries. Witterick avoids detailed descriptions, which lend the novel a sparse feel in its opening chapters.

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E.R.G.

First book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I have the first of two book reviews now up for you. This morning I’ll share with you my thoughts on Mix It Up!, the children’s book by Herve Tullet that follows Press Here. Does Mix It Up! live up to the first book? Here’s an excerpt of my review:

Tullet instructs readers to start by dabbing one color onto the next, but within several pages he encourages kids to smear the colors into one another. The result brings spreads similar to what children might create in introductory art classes as they explore paint for the first time. Like Press Here, Mix It Up! revels with minimal text in what the reader can bring to a book that always encourages imagination and whimsy like only the best teachers can.

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E.R.G.