Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Victoria~The Sci Fi Chick-chick~

Hey everyone!!

My name is Victoria. I absolutely LOVE to read! I play the piano . . . and the violin . . . and the saxophone! During my free time I like to read (of course), write, draw, and do crafts. My favorite authors are Rick Riordan, Brandon Mull, Madeleine L’engle, and James Patterson. I’ve also become very interested in S.B. Niccum! I’ll read any genre, but my favorites are Science Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Mythical, and Fantasy.

I’m a teen contributor and hope to be able to offer good clean reads to youth & adults. I’m very exited to be part of this blog! Thank you so much Silvina for inviting me!

A Novel By Cynthia Lord

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules from “a peach isn’t a funny-looking apple” to “keep your pants on in public” -in order to head off David’s embarrassing behaviors.
But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the potential next-door friend she’s always wished for, it’s her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
This book was AMAZING! I read it three times; it was so good! It was filled with humor and warmth. It taught me a lot on what it would be like to have a brother with autism; the happy moments, the heart-braking moments and the humorous moments. This book was an easy read for me; but if your child is a reader I feel they could read it starting at age 9 and up. This definitely is another book to be added to my list of favorites!

This book is the recipient of many awards, check out her brag list!

Winner of:Newbery Honor Medal
Schneider Family Book Award
Mitten Award (Michigan Library Association)
Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan)
Maine Student Book Award
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award (Vermont)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Great Stone Face Award (New Hampshire)
Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio)


  1. I love books that give us glimpses into the lives of those with dissablities. Autism is one of those dissabilities that is so hard to comprehend. Thanks for sharing this book Victoria. And welcome to the Chicks in Lit. Blog!

  2. Hi Victoria, it's very nice to meet you. You are one busy young girl with all you do. You should be very proud.

    I love your review of "Rules". What a great book to get for my granddaughters, who are nine and eleven. I think the acceptance of disabilities in children is so important, especially from their peers.

    Great work!

    Cindy~The Ethereal Chick

  3. Hi, Victoria! Great to meet you :)

  4. ...And I'm one of her favorite authors too!!! ;)

  5. This sounds like a good book:)

  6. Sounds great - I'm going to grab it. Seems like a book both me and my 10 and 13yr old girls will love.
    Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

  7. New reader here, hope you will come visit and follow me also :) Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/

  8. Welcome Victoria! great review. It sounds like a WONDERFUL story.

    The Mythical Chick