Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
Kate (left), with her ever-present crazy faces, and Gwen (right) in Scotland.
Gwen is a 18-year-old who has been obsessed with stirring since a very young age, when she was able to quietly stir a wooden spoon in an empty yogurt container for half and hour. Her favorite Disney princess is Mulan, but Frozen is her favorite Disney movie. She is also an artist, and enjoys doing henna, an all-natural, traditional Indian form of temporary tattoo. Gwen loves school, and her favorite subjects are history, Latin, and English. Her favorite board game is Risk, because of the satisfaction involved in conquering the world. Gwen also loves to read (surprise!), and though her favorite genres are young adult fantasy and historical fiction (the main focus of this blog), she is increasingly open to new genres, and is currently forming a new love for nonfiction!
Kate is her 13-year-old sister whose favorite color is periwinkle. Her current instruments are the bassoon, violin, ukulele, banjolele, piano, penny whistle, flute, clarinet, oboe, french horn and trumpet (kind of). Kate’s favorite letter to handwrite is the lowercase letter “a”, but capital “M” comes in close second (and clearly she is very creative when it comes to listing her favorite things). She has been a Celtic dancer (Scottish and Irish), since she was in 1st grade (and Gwen joined her a few years later). Her dream is to wake up one day with long, wavy red hair. Kate spends her days cooking and baking, mostly treats with large amounts of sugar and chocolate. Kate also loves to read young adult and middle grade fiction, mainly romantic fantasy and re-told fairy tales, and makes her way steadily through all thirty DCFs (Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Books) yearly.