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BOOK NAME: Rumors From the Boys’ Room: A Blogtastic! Novel
AUTHOR: Rose Cooper
You may have read my previous review on Gossip From the Girls’ Room. Now, I am so excited to review its sequel, Rumors from the Boys’ Room!
In this book, Sofia Becker is back! She is the blogger of a school blog, but no one knows that the blogger is her. She and her best friend Nona have the same dream that one day, after Sofia’s blog becomes popular, they will be cool. Sofia’s got a new spying place: the outside of the boys’ bathroom.
On one of her spying missions, Sofia hears two teachers talking about a foreign exchange student coming to the school. She immediately listens in, and blogs whatever she knows.
Also during this time, Sofia’s mother is pregnant with what they call “The Peanut.” Sofia won’t admit it, but she’s very excited to know what gender the baby is! Sadly, she won’t know until it’s born, because her mother has decided that she wants to be surprised.
Through the whole book, Sofia goes on different adventures and spy missions to find out information. At the end of the book, Sofia discovers many things, including the gender of the newest addition to her family!
I really loved this book! The characters are very well developed, and kids can relate to the situations in it. It’s full of surprises and laughs! I totally recommend Rumors from the Boys’ Room!
BOOK NAME: Gossip From the Girls’ Room: A Blogtastic! Novel
AUTHOR: Rose Cooper
Sophia Becker knows that one day, she and her best friend, Nona Bows, will be ultra-cool. They will be right at the top with Mia St. Claire and the other cool kids. But the only thing that’s keeping her from that is her position as a blogger for one of the school blogs. She is the secret “blogstastic blogger”, but if people knew it was her, she would be so cool, probably even cooler than Mia St. Claire!
Sophia lives her life blogging about events that happen in the girls’ room. Sometimes she uses real names, but sometimes just initials. She blogs about people’s embarrassing moments, crushes, and other stuff.
People start to suspect Sophia of being the “blogtastic blogger”. After all, she is the only person who is never blogged about! But while Sophia is trying to protect her identity, she never stops blogging the gossip from the girls’ room…
I really enjoyed reading this book. I love these kinds of stories about people who like to write, because as you can see, I also love writing. Something I disliked about the book was that it was all Sophia’s writing. I feel it’s a little too much, and maybe the author should have put in parts about things that happen to Sophia, not let her write about it all. Overall, though, I think the book is worth reading. It’s totally BLOGTASTIC!
BOOK NAME: Harriet the Spy
AUTHOR: Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. She goes out every afternoon and spies on different people. Then, she writes everything she sees in her private notebook. She writes about her neighbors, classmates, and friends. Harriet is sure to never let anybody see her notebook.
Harriet has two best friends, Janie and Sport. She also has a babysitter named Ole Golly. One day, Ole Golly gets married to a man named Mr. Waldenstein, and leaves Harriett to grow up on her own. Harriett is definitely not happy about this. She loves Ole Golly! But now she must learn to get around by herself. She continues to spy every afternoon.
One day, Harriet drops her spy notebook and it gets in the wrong hands. Soon her classmates start reading the true, yet awful things she said about them! They start to turn against her. Will Harriett be able to put her life and friendships back together?
I really loved this book. I’d say even seven year olds can read it! I love how the author portrays Harriet; a girl with a large imagination, curiosity, and love for reading and writing. I find myself very similar to Harriet. I love reading, writing, and I’ve always been curios and creative. Harriet the Spy is really worth reading!