Saturday, May 15, 2010

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal

2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

The Telling, Seasons of Grace Book #3- Beverly Lewis
Nothing brings a smile to my face like knowing that I'm about to read another Amish novel by Beverly Lewis. I love how my world seems to slow down and I really appreciate my life around me. Even though the mystery in her books is always easy to figure out, I still get excited when I get to venture into the Plain world. In this series, I thought Lewis did a great job of melding the Englisher and Amish lifestyles, showing that the two worlds can live in peace together. I found the idea of two Amish teenagers having a child out of wedlock and then the Amish woman looking for that child later in life, knowing that she could suffer being shunned by the church and her very own family, very intriguing. I eagerly look forward to her new book, The Thorn, due out in September.
My Rating:

Get Lucky - Katherine Center
I found every single page of this book utterly charming, fun, and entertaining. So many of my book friends have read and enjoyed this one, so I had to request it from my library. This book took my mind off my excruciating back pain. For three hours I was captivated by Sarah Harper and her relationship with her sister Mackie. I liked how the story revolved around their sisterly connection and how volatile and emotional that bond with a sister can be. The writing is stellar and the feelings are true....this is a story that was very plausible. I'll be back to read more of this author!
My Rating:

Out of My Mind- Sharon Draper
Melody can not speak even though she is eleven and people assume that she is mentally challenged. That couldn't be further from the truth. She's held hostage in a body that just won't cooperate with her, and believe me she has a lot to say. I loved that Melody's neighbor wouldn't give up on her and found a way for Melody to be a part of the world and  most importantly to BE HEARD and RECOGNIZED. This book is important on so many levels, but for me the most important reason to read this book is to be  reminded not to discount someone just because they are different. I'm hoping this one wins some major Children's book awards...very deserving writing and a wonderful book for anyone to read!
My Rating:


  1. I really enjoyed Get Lucky. I think I liked Everyone is Beautiful (by Katherine Center) even a little more. Add it to your tbr list :)

  2. I enjoyed Get Lucky too. Out of My Mind sounds wonderful - it's too bad we can't learn to appreciate differences more.

  3. I think that last one sounds AMAZING!! WOW!!! And did U SEE what the FAVE THINGS challenge was???? Right up your alley!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Just last weekend my eleven-year-old granddaughter told me about Out Of My Mind. She would definitely agree with your 5 Heart rating. She was so enthusiastic about the story and she made me promise to read it. Her mother agreed. I guess we'll make it a three generation read.

    I enjoy Beverly Lewis too. Glad to hear the latest one is still good.

  5. Sorry about your back pain. I know how awful it can be. I am so tickled that you liked Get Lucky. I will definitely be on the look out for Out of My Mind.

  6. Out of My Mind sounds wonderful - I have to look for it!

  7. Out of my Mind sounds absolutely amazing!

  8. I had a student read Out of my Mind over Christmas break and absolutely loved it. I figure if an 8th grader enjoys a book, it is worth checking out. You have reminded me that I need to put this one on the summer reading list.

  9. Glad you enjoyed Get Lucky. I did, too.

    Now I realize I'm really behind in Beverly Lewis' books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. I haven't heard of ANY of these Staci! Where have I been...LOL???

  11. Mary-Thanks for the heads up on Everyone is Beautiful..I have to read that one now!!!

    Margot- Your granddaughter has great reading taste. You'll love this one!!!

    Jill- Out of My Mind is fantastic and if you read that one I recommend Stuck in Neutral (darker version of this story)

    Anna- Get Lucky was so good. I miss the characters!!

    Molly- You should read this one during your summer break for sure!!!

  12. These all sounds like great books. I added Seasons of Grace. I haven't read any of these books yet, but they sound great. Get Lucky I do have on my Goodreads list already. I also have Out of My Mind on my Goodreads list already. You did a great review on each of these!

  13. All of these books sound good, Staci. I am glad you enjoyed them!

  14. The Amish sounds quite interesting. I'll have to look for those at the library.

  15. I just love the cover for Out of My Mind AND you gave it a 5!!


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