Ketchup Clouds is magic, if you allow it to be, and don't look at it with a reviewer's critical eye, like I did. A 4/5 for this brilliant book. And, when reading, as Aaron says, "Just fly …"
The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers’ imaginations.
...everything feels totally real, and that makes it all the more riveting. Nothing short of amazing.
This is a natural beach read, but will easily win Howland year-round fans, too.
The Mad Hatter's youthful, disheveled appearance makes him resemble a modern hipster, and the pop-up trial scene features a flying pack of cards. A clever and inventive interpretation.
Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace to an end that may surprise them and will definitely leave them panting for the series’ conclusion.
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
This last, strange poem of Mr. Sendak’s will likely puzzle young readers, but fans of the author must seek out My Brother’s Book, as it could have been created by only one man in the company of his own literary heroes.
"Reached" practically groans with its wide-ranging ambition . . . readers will mourn what's lost.
Rebel Heart became too romancey for me, without enough action to justify this.
Meticulously researched from beginning to end, this literary tour de force is certain to become a modern day classic.
If the latter sections don’t quite keep up with the thrilling revelations of the first, Lowry still ties together these stories in a wholly satisfying way.
But while the story is well-executed, with characters readers will grow to care about, its reliance on well-worn themes of governmental corruption and class warfare may make it difficult to stand out in a crowded genre.
I can’t say that I was terribly impressed with the book, it felt like filler for the proposed series.
Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi—all the while winking at her nerdy jokes.
Overall, I thought that the book was very funny and good; it just wasn't for me. However, I would recommend it to teenage girls who want a funny and heart-warming read.
Scary School is like a giant fun/haunted house or creepy Hogwarts
Jenna Burtenshaw has a dark imagination and an amazing talent.
There was a lot of suspense. I could never put it down.
Engrossing and frequently humorous, this compassionate look at living after a loved one's death amidst the tangle that family can be is a wonderful read.