Saturday, July 27, 2013

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

I was initially drawn to this book because of its bright cover and unique format. I loved the idea of dull homework assignments transforming into an interesting chronicle of finding who you really are. Ratchet's story shows her journey from the embarrassed girl who wants to "Get Charmed" and be more like her mom into so much more. So much of growing up has to do with your family and this story took on the issues that come from parents in an interesting way.  As a writer I like the idea of a book that uses a atypical format to tell a story.  As a reader, I liked Ratchet's story.  I would recommend this book for pretty much anyone (as a bonus, it has been proven [by me] to be great reading material for doctors visits because the sections are short enough that you can get one in before you're pulled away again).  I am not sure what the Newbery judges will think, but I hope they too are drawn to this fabulous.

Rating: *****


  1. What a wonderful review! Thank you so much, Laura! I am so happy you enjoyed RATCHET!

  2. An usefull post,thx to admin for the article