Monthly Reads | May 2016

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The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström

Nonfiction | Science | Humor | Art

So, here is a short review, for a little book.

In this cute, addictive book, Maja Säfström creates wonderfully quirky animal illustrations with accompanying facts.

I really loved this book. It is quite short (120 pages) with little text, so I flew through it. Not only were the illustrations eye catching, but the animal facts were just as interesting. I ended up reading the book aloud to my husband!

Check out this book. Adults and kids will find it fascinating.


Surviving High School: A Novel by Lele Pons

Young Adult | Romance

I'm not a Vine follower, so coming into this, I had no idea who Lele Pons was. Surviving High School is described as a fictional autobiography of Pons' own experience. This is a story of "fictional" Lele Pons and how she copes with starting at a new high school

Lele is a very quirky and witty character. I think a lot of what happens in this novel can translate to teens/adults all over. High school can be a challenge and I think that was covered nicely. The characters seemed to flow and interact well with each other.

It can be a bit confusing knowing that some of the events are real and some are fake. I almost wish, Pons had just written an autobiography. I found myself wanting to know what was true and I'm sure her own life is equally fascinating that a nonfiction book would be well read.

Overall, a good, cute, and funny book.

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