The Day When I Was Born - FULLY ILLUSTRATED (Babys Unspoken Stories Book 1)
Well, written. Of course, neither Gracie, nor her maternal parental unit, had ever actually read the book by Gertrude W Gracie is basically a good girl. Of course, neither Gracie, nor her maternal parental unit, had ever actually read the book by Gertrude Winters. At best, they know a fraction of the tale. Gracie was told only that they escaped the fictional Bondoff, ruled by cruel Queen Cassandra, so that Gracie could live a safe life.
Here, in the real world. Not good enough for this curious lass. When Gracie sees that Ms. The single parchment page torn from her story will be perfect. Despite specific instructions to the contrary, she unlocks the box. Determinedly focused, Gracie can be a bit gruff. But Walter, her fictious friend who is wholly unaware of their parallel lives, is more patient and pragmatic.
His approach is practical, in a methodical, kind of way. Whereas Gracie knows just enough to be dangerous and in pursuing answers, she plunges back into the unraveling role written so long ago. View 2 comments. Mar 26, Schizanthus rated it it was amazing Shelves: i-love-my-library , to-buy , kindle-food , netgalley , favourites. It explores the complexities of good and evil, and the power we have to write our own story, regardless of the roles and labels others have placed upon us.
If only she can speak to the author then she may finally find out who she really is and what her story contains. I was captivated the entire time I was reading. I was easily able to imagine the story world and wanted to stay longer to meet more of the people who live there. I would like to know more about Cassandra, particularly her background and more about her motivations.
She was an intriguing character who deserves more page time. Throughout this novel Gracie faces several obstacles while trying to figure out who she really is as she learns the truth of the story she was written out of. Normally I would make a short list of pros and cons while writing my review, but as I couldn't find a single negative thing to say about Unwritten, I'll settle for telling you all about the things that I enjoyed as I was reading this. First of all, to say this is one of the more magical reads that I've come across this year would be an understatement.
Who doesn't love a story where the characters are brought to life, or get sucked into a story within the story? This is categorized as a middle-grade novel, but I honestly believe that this is perfect for readers of all ages. There were plot twists in this that I didn't see coming, the writing was beautiful, and everything came together perfectly in the end. I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.
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I really liked this middle grade novel! The idea of characters taken out of a story was really cool and it was also the ground for some nice reflections about fiction, about why we write it and read it, and about agency. The book even went kind of dark at times which is something I didn't expect from a MG novel but that pleasantly surprised me, to the point that I had to r I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.
The book even went kind of dark at times which is something I didn't expect from a MG novel but that pleasantly surprised me, to the point that I had to remind myself this was MG because in some parts it read like lower YA to me. Anyway, I'm convinced that anyone could read this book and enjoy it! I for one kept thinking that I would have loved it as a kid so that's certainly a win because year old me had good taste Nobody really thinks of herself as a villain.
We are all the heroes in our own stories. It starts with a girl named Gracie who turns out to be a character in a story written by Gertrude Winters but after her mom realized that she was destined to die in the end, she took her out of the story to save her.
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Many circumstances later on will lead to Gracie going back to the story to save her friends and family. This is a middle grade book with a simple writing style and a nice few plot twists. It's also very short like pages, so don't hesitate to put it in your ever-growing tbr. I received a copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to Publisher, author, and NetGalley. Oh I never want to be written in any kind of story after reading this.
Unwritten was a middle grade fantasy story about yr-old Gracie who was desperate find out about her birthplace which was an unusual world a story. The book was mainly about battle of good vs bad within ourselves; finding true self and being what you want to be not what other says. Characters- Gracie was grumpy, impulsive, and stubborn girl.
Even her mom kept blaming Gertrude for writing a story. I mean how Gertrude could have guessed the story might come to life!! Do I like her?
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Not sure! I just liked how she acted in the end. It seemed like all characters were flawed and there was a touch of suspense to all of them which was plus point. I pitied Gertrude most. I could imagine how she might have felt for being blamed of writing the story. I found her more sensible and practical person than the characters she has written. What I liked- The plot was most interesting and instantly dragged me in the story.
Gracie was having visions of things that would have happened in the story, if her parents have not taken her out of it. Ever since her mother told about Bondoff and reason of visions, Gracie was desperate to find out more about the story and what was her character in the story. In trying to get the answers, she disobeyed her mother and went to see Gertrude Winters and messed up things terribly. It was third person narrative written from Gracie POV. I was intrigued to know the story of Gracie and her mother.
World and characters were twisted and complex. There was so much unpredictability and uncertainty that hooked me till the end. I had lot of question in first few chapters only — how the characters of the book can come alive in first place, did someone cast magic on story or something? What were the characters like in the story? How they found a way to the real world? It was like as soon as the answer to one question was given the new one popped up.
Book progressed so fast that it hardly gave a time to think over it. The second half of the book was fabulously written. The twist was unimaginable. At around climax finally Gertrude revealed things about story she wrote. I so loved what she said in this part. It was utterly mind blowing. At the end the development in the Gracie was satisfactory and I loved how they all turned out and owned up their mistakes.
End was unpredictable and satisfactory. There were some insightful messages in the book that I loved- It said about how deeply we get affected by what others say or portrays us or think or write about our character. Do we really need to know what we truly are from someone else perspective? How having the impulse to know what people think about us, we give them more power over us. To be good or bad depends on us. The importance of anger management also displayed nicely in the book. The message of having control over the anger and not to let anger control over us was remarkable.
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More suspense and less drama. For middle grade book I expected a bit of entertainment in the story as well. Overall, it was interesting book with dark magical plot, complex characters and insightful messages. I like it.