Reviews by Amanda G.
Dr. Schmidt gives you a through overview of the mindset to get ready to produce a novel and then gives you extremely detailed worksheets to help you get through the month.
I'm more of a fan of the Plot, What Plot? drive of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where the idea is to leave behind all of your insecurities and just write!, but I believe this book has a place for someone who is ready to get beyond NaNo.
I have nearly finished the series so it's difficult for me to separate what you learn in this book alone. Garth Nix has a captivating way with world building and good, solid storytelling that will keep you reaching for the next book. Can a young, asthmatic boy beat demi-gods?
As a class we read this in fifth grade. Haunting, beautiful, with imagery that stays with you forever.
An enchanting series with fantastic one-liners, memorable characters, which has only two fatal flaws: the show was cancelled with no warning and the movie is... forgettable.
The fresh honesty and prospective about growing up ring true and solid even a world away in another century. These books are beautifully illustrated and you find yourself turning the pages very quickly as you grow up alongside the heroine.