Dork Diaries 3 (Kobo eBook)
Nikki Maxwell enters a talent competition in this third installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!
Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth—that she’s there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school’s exterminator. When a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize, it’s the perfect opportunity Nikki has been waiting for. Can she sing and dance her way to letting her dad (and her reputation!) off the hook?
Isla Morley's The Last Blue takes place mainly in 1937 and a bit in the 1970s and is about Havens, a struggling photographer and his reporter sent by Roosevelt to document America’s working class. They are sent to Appalachia and encounter elusive-for-a-reason siblings who are Blue people. The photographer is instantly smitten, falls (literally) head over heels for Jubilee and tries to keep quiet about these folks in the hollers who are “different”. This historical fiction novel indicates clearly the depths of hatred some “right-colored” people have for people who are “different” (poverty, upbringing, skin color) from themselves but is finally, a luminous love story, with Havens learning to let go as Jubilee learns to stand up for herself. When I slow down my reading as I enter the last chapters of a book, I just want to stay within this book’s “walls” and not escape to the real world. - reviewed by Maureen