Monthly Monkey Mini Review – January

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Well hello! Welcome to my first mini reviews of the year! Now, of course, this only being a few days into the New Year, I don’t have any books from 2018 to review yet. But, being super disorganised, I left a fair number of reviews unfinished from last year. Also I was in a massive slump towards the end of the 2017 (and still kinda am) so there aren’t many on this- let’s get to it!

november 9

November 9– This was funny, quirky and entertaining!! If you don’t like cheesy stories, then look away- but for everyone else that appreciates an extra dollop of cheese THIS IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU.  The romance was really good, I genuinely didn’t expect it to go in the direction that it did and it ended on a high- which is exactly what you want in this kind of book. It also had some great subplot elements and the use of subplots to do with writing and reading made it surprisingly meta. Plus the little poems in between each part were really good. So this will come as no surprise for romance fans: Colleen Hoover strikes again!

Rating: 4½/5 bananas

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Wonder– Wonder really was wonderful. It made me feel *all the feels*. By the end I was so moved I was all tingly. It was very well written, the characters were beautifully crafted and I appreciated all the lots of different perspectives. The only reason why I don’t have a proper review is because I was too engrossed in the novel to take notes! But I will say it had powerful messages about being kind to each other.

Rating: 5/5 bananas

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Bridge to Terabithia– Another one I didn’t write any notes for. I still want to mention it though because it was a very moving book and it’s worth checking out if you haven’t already. I did already know what was gonna happen because I’d seen the film years ago, but it was still impactful and got me to tear up anyway.

Rating: 4/5 bananas

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So have you read any of these? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments!