BLACKBERRY BOOK TOURS: Bernice takes a pludge #17


Title: bernice takes a pludge

Author: Ann harth

Format: ebook


Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue. She sees crimes where there are none and races to the local police station daily to fulfill her civic duty. When a real robbery is committed in town, Bernice dives into detective mode and stumbles across vital clues that could help find the thieves. No one believes her except Ike, a one-legged fisherman who lives down at the wharf. Bernice Takes a Plunge is an exciting and humorous adventure for middle grade readers.
*I received this copy in exchange for an honest review
This book suitable for key stage 2& 3 (8 until 12 years old). I know I'm not as "young" as recommended age but as a librarian, I would read any books that I would think my students will love it. This is a cute story about the main character, Bernice Peppercorn who loves to investigate. She has powerful imagination as a young kid who curious about everything. Bernice has a pure heart, she wants to help people who in needs even though there are a few occasions that sweet Bernice misinterpret. A brave little girl will make sure that she will carry her notebook everywhere she goes because for her everything could lead to crimes so she better prepare first.

The story began with a scene Bernice and her annoying brother having some fight. The author really knows how to relate the story with real life. One after one little accidents happens in Bernice's life. A disappearing sock, a celebrity in town, an intriguing theft, a strange fisherman with a wooden leg, and a mysterious island. A fisherman with a wooden leg definitely caught my attention. I mean hello! it's like some sort of pirates story who have peg leg and somehow it reminds me of captain hook the antagonist  from Peter Pan movie.
Fantastic story! Every little details of the adventure settings dragged me into the scene.

One thing that I can relate to my students that, every day they tend to lose something same as Bernice, who always tend to lose her hat. I like the part when Bernice said that her mom gonna glue the hat to her head because she always losing the hat. LOL. The story grows when a celebrity Crystal Bell being robbed and Bernice want to solve the mystery. She team up with Ike, a fisherman with a  wooden leg. At first I suspect Ike as a the masterpiece behind the robbery, turns out I'm wrong. *Never judge people based on their appearance. Strong friendship that been shown through this story make it as perfect story to be tell to kids. Full of good  lessons that can be take from this story.

overall ⭐⭐⭐⭐ over ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ because of Bernice lack of judgement when she suspect a man that bringing a some sort of bomb in brief case. She could be more sensitive about judgement of scene. What if whatever that she thinks actually happening? Would she be in trouble.

Wordless wednesday #10


Be patient..even tho u can't see the result will eventually come. Trust.Patient.

BLACKTHORN BOOK TOURS : Captain Clive's Dreamworld #16

Captain Clive’s Dreamworld winds its way through an eerie, Lynchian landscape, populated by Stepford citizenry, cursed lives, and all the bleak sensibilities of the most dire Cormac McCarthy tale. Bassoff’s latest is a must read for fans of the genre, or any reader who prefers their fiction with a sense of the off-kilter. Highly recommended!”
—Ronald Malfi, author of 
Bone White

About the Author:

Jon Bassoff was born in 1974 in New York City and currently lives with his family in a ghost town somewhere in Colorado. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, has been translated in French and German and was nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France’s biggest crime fiction award. Two of his novels, The Drive-Thru Crematorium and The Disassembled Man, have been adapted for the big screen with Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild; Once Upon a Time in America) attached to star in The Disassembled Man. For his day job, Bassoff teaches high school English where he is known by students and faculty alike as the deranged writer guy. He is a connoisseur of tequila, hot sauces, psychobilly music, and flea-bag motels.

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Title: Captain Clive's Dreamworld
Author: Jon Bassoff

After becoming the suspect in the death of a young woman, Deputy Sam Hardy is reassigned to the town of Angels and Hope, which, within its borders, holds the once magnificent amusement park, Captain Clive’s Dreamworld. When he arrives, however, Hardy notices some strange happenings. The park is essentially empty of customers. None of the townsfolk ever seem to sleep. And girls seem to be going missing with no plausible explanation. As Hardy begins investigating, his own past is drawn into question by the town, and he finds himself becoming more and more isolated. The truth—about the town and himself—will lead him to understand that there’s no such thing as a clean escape.

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·         Genre:  Horror, Magical Realism

·         Print length: 234 pages

·         Suitable for young adults? No (adult book)

·         Trigger warnings: Sexual assault of a minor

·         Amazon star rating: 4.5 Stars, 18 ratings

Still collaborating with Blackberry book tours. I never experience reading a horror book before because i kinda afraid but deep down in my heart I always wanted to try it that's why I decided to read this book. My first question is how could everyone lived in a small town where everyone knows each other and also knowing the secret of next-door neighbours. Like sometimes what appears to be perfectly quaint is just good at hiding its seamy underbelly. It makes me curious why the neighbourhood so peacefully yet need sheriff to administer the town? but most insane part when the town own a theme park by themselves. Like wow! so rich!

The pacing is perfect. Bassoff skillfully guides the reader through a series of events that ultimately lead the protagonist on a pretty creepy journey. I particularly enjoy the suspend that Bassoff pours into this story. I never know what to expect next and hate the twisty plot that he injects into this book. This book haunts me even after I finished it. The words, the scene makes me feel the burden of the main character, the untold and unforgiven sin.

I did not expect I could be enjoying this book so much, but I must confess I hate the ending because i felt sorry for what happens at Sam. How would I describe it, perhaps the cruel fate that sometimes we can't fight it but have to accept? I could not ask for more since this is my first-time reading book from Basoff but I highly recommend this book to fans who looking for something dark and peculiar story.