Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Changing Moon" by Mathieu Mariolle

"Nola's Worlds 1: Changing Moon" (published November 2010)
Written by Mathieu Mariolle

In Alta Donna, the weather is great, the sunsets are super, and the stars twinkle brightly. Perfect, right? No! It's super boring. Nothing real ever happens. Everybody says I spend too much time daydreaming in my own little world. At least my dreams are more interesting than Alta Donna. But what if Alta Donna is hiding a secret? The two new kids in town are up to something. No one could be as good a baseball player as Damiano, and no one could be as charming as Inés. The moment they arrived, life in Alta Donna stopped being perfect and started getting weird. Who are they really?

I always say, if you need a puzzle solved, look for someone with a BIG imagination. And that's me. Nola.

My thoughts...
This book is set up like a comic book - illustrations on every page, with snipits of conversations and text throughout.

I would recommend this book to readers in grades third thru seventh grade, for an independent read. This is not a book you would read aloud, or share as a group. This is more of a independent reader book series for young girls. With just over 140 pages, this book wouldn't take a long time to devote to, but would be an interesting read for a girl who may viewed as an odd person, not popular, etc.

If I were younger (much much younger) I would have enjoyed this book...but alas, I am a mommy, and a wife AND I am not even wanting to read this kind of book at the moment. So with that said...I wasn't much of a fan of this book, but I would recommend it to the little girls in your life who are upper elementary age. To learn more about the book click here.

Thank You so much Net Galley and Lerner Publishing Group (Graphic Universe) for allowing me to read this book! I cannot wait to read more books from you in the future!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Net Galley review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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