Recensie: Reisbureau Wereldvreemd

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Auteur: L.D. Lapinski
Titel: Reisbureau Wereldvreemd
Genre: Reisverhaal, fantasy, jeugd
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9789026151347
Aantal pagina’s: 360
Gelezen: December 2020

Wanneer de twaalfjarige Flik reisbureau Wereldvreemd ontdekt, krijgt ze de kans van haar leven. Als ze toetreedt tot het Wereldvreemd-genootschap liggen er honderden magische werelden aan haar voeten! Het enige wat ze hoeft te doen, is in de juiste koffer springen. Maar wat Flik niet weet is dat het middelpunt van alle werelden, Vijflichtenstad, op het punt staat te verdwijnen. Ze moet op zoek naar een manier om Vijflichten te repareren voor het verdwijnt – en het onze wereld met zich meeneemt. 

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Recensie: Tilly and the bookwanderers

32946432. sx318 Auteur: Anna James
Titel: Tilly and the bookwanderers
Serie: Pages & Co (deel 1)
Genre: Jeugd, boeken over boeken
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780008229863
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Maart 2020

A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author.

Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.

One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.

With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.
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Recensie: Geek Girl

13621089Auteur: Holly Smale
Titel: Geek Girl
Serie: Geek Girl #1
Genre: Contemporary jeugd
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780007489442
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: April 2018

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
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Recensie: The bad beginning (A series of unfortunate events)

78411Auteur: Lemony Snickett
Titel: The bad beginning, a series of unfortunate events
Genre: jeugdliteratuur, fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1999
ISBN: 9780439206471
Aantal bladzijden: 176
Gelezen: 2016

Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

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