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Book Review: Is it Night or Day? by Fern Schumer Chapman

Book Linkhttps://www.amazon.com/Night-Day-Fern-Schumer-Chapman/dp/0374177449/
Book Awards: 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: In Is it Night or Day?, Jewish twelve-year-old Edith has to move from Germany to Chicago because of Hitler and the Nazis. Plus, who parents can't come with her. THOSE NAZIS ARE SO EVIL! WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO BE SO MEAN!? IT'S "JEWS", NOT "FILTHY JEWS" BY THE WAY! Fine, I'll try to calm down, but WHEN EDITH WAVED TO HER PARENTS, PEOPLE THOUGHT SHE WAS DOING SOME WEIRD NAZI SIGNAL THING! Her aunt and uncle in Chicago did not want her in their house. She is placed in first grade because she can't speak English. The government soon sees her as an "enemy alien", making things even worse. Soon, her parents die in a concentration camp. At the end of the book, you may end up asking, "Is it night or day? A beginning or an ending?"

Book Review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

This Book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34227670-a-taxonomy-of-love
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: In A Taxonomy of Love, a boy named Spencer with Tourette syndrome learns about taxonomies and starts making taxonomies of everything, hoping to fit everything into neat little boxes. But when he meets Hope, everything that has to do with him changes. Hope is the girl who doesn't make fun of him. He starts trying to map out what's happening (love, if you can't guess) and he finds out that life doesn't fit into categories. I think the following is what the book is meant to teach: "Life is messy, and thats what makes it beautiful." This is proven when his relationship with Hope is taken away by his older brother, Dean. Things get messy as Hope is a couple with Dean and then Spencer is a couple with a girl named Jayla. Relationships switch around until... they're back where they started and they aren't in an infinite loop. Hopefully.
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Book Review: Kids Like Us

Book Webpagehttp://www.hilaryreyl.com/book/kids-like-us/
My Rating: ∞/10
My Review: Kids Like Us is about a boy with autism named Martin who falls in love with a French girl named Alice. Martin mistakes Alice for a book character named Gilberte. When he realizes that Alice is a real person, Martin falls in love with her. There's a lot of suspense. You don't know when it's going to end, but you just know it will end well. I also think that Kids Like Us is a great way to teach that people who are different can still connect with "normal" people. After all, we're all part of the same species. The way that Kids Like Us puts that is just amazing. It is so well written that anyone can end up having that feeling where you just need to cry. I think that I've fallen in love with this book.
How Overdue This Review Is: A lot.