Tween Tuesdays With Jordin

Today at Stiletto Storytime we debut a new feature and a new guest reviewer. In fact not only is she my first ever guest reviewer in almost six years of blogging here at Stiletto Storytime but she also just happens to be my little sister as well. You see in our family reading has always been a family affair so it only felt right to let my tween sister review some books written for her age in mind.

An adult can review books for all ages but one often likes to get the actual intended reader’s opinion. As a children’s librarian I am pretty good at knowing what’s good and will be well received and what won’t for a variety of ages. But why not get the point of view of a reader at the age for whom the book was written? So without further ado here is Jordin and her review of Famous for Thirty Seconds by P.G. Kain. This book is the first in the Commercial Breaks series for tweens which means it was written for kids roughly between the ages of 9-12. So please give a warm welcome for Jordin here at Stiletto Storytime.

“You know me. You don’t know how, but you’ve definitely know me.”

            This was true about a thirteen year old actress, Brittany Rush. She has been on the cover of just about everything since she was in diapers. All of that came to a sudden stop when she and her family moved to Hong Kong for a year. When Brittany returned to New York City, she expected to find her old life of call-backs, go-sees, and auditions. Instead she came to find that her spotlight had been given to Phoebe Marks. The girl who before Brittany left, rarely ever got call-backs.

I thought that this was a great book because it has stuff about fashion, romance, and a good rivalry. You should really read this book because not only was it fun but it was also exciting enough to make me want to read the next book in the series too! Book two in the series Picture Perfect is available now and Book three Dramatic Pause will be released on November 27, 2012.

    Need another summer read or how about an option intended more for the boys? Check out Scary School by Derek the Ghost and Scott Fischer. You can also check out the second book in the series Monsters on the March. Here’s a little about the book from it’s description:

“You think your school’s scary? Get a load of these teachers: Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire, Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess, Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it’s taught by someone who’s half zombie and Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex! Plus gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein’s monster on the loose The world’s most frighteningly delicious school lunch and the narrator’s an eleven-year-old ghost!

 Join Charles “New Kid” Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!”

Sound like some good reads for either yourself or someone you know? Perhaps they may be perfect for your classroom or school library? Do you like having a tween’s point of view on newly released books here at Stiletto Storytime? Would you like to see more reviews by Jordin on Tween Tuesdays or do you have a book you’d like Jordin to review? Just let us know. We love feedback and comments are always not only accepted but truly appreciated as well.

Thanks to Jordin for taking the time to review for Stiletto Storytime and thanks to my readers for allowing her a chance to share some great new tween books with you, your kids or even your grandkids. And as always Happy Reading for All Ages!

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5 responses to “Tween Tuesdays With Jordin

  1. It’s nice to see Jordin on here – I look forward to more of her reviews. Commercial Breaks sounds really cute!

    • stilettostorytime

      Thanks Kathy! It must have been good for her since she finished it in just a few hours on a car ride. She’s always been a reader but I think that’s the first I have seen her finish one in just one sitting! I’m extremely happy to have her here to review some middle grade books…who better to do so than a middle grader? Also look out for my other sister to make an appearance soon as she and I both read the same book and give our takes…we’re a decade apart so it should be interesting to see how different our takes are on a great American classic. It’s all about sisters around here lately at Stiletto Storytime! Lots of fun to come!

  2. Evangeline

    Would love to see more reviews from Jordin, it would be great to have a heads-up on books that are appropriate for that age group!

  3. Sharon j, webb

    Great to read Jordin’s book review. I always loved to read from a young age too. It is always a good idea to get a different outlook for a book from someone who’s the age the book was written for. I’m 67 but I like to read good literature no matter what age the book was written to be read by. I am the grandmother of Courtney’s son, William.Courtney writes great reviews.

  4. That’s so wonderful Jordin is joining you at Stiletto Storytime. Welcome Jordin. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

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