Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Breadcrumbs


Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Genre: Middle Grade

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


Middle grade novels are not just for tweens! If you don't believe me then read or listen to Breadcrumbs! I adore Hazel! Hazel is a fifth grader whose parents recently split and has to deal with many changes including a new school. Hazel is unpopular and gets picked on, but what makes things easier is her best friend Jack. He has been there for the hardest points in her life.

Except one day everything changes and Jack decides not to be her friend anymore. He even becomes close with the kids who bully Hazel. Hazel is sure Jack would never just change for no apparent reason and something must be wrong. How could she possibly lose him. When Jack acts cold to her I thought about what Hazel must be going through and I was close to tears.

Shortly after Jack's strange behavior towards Hazel, he stops showing up to school and his parents say that he moved with a distant aunt. Hazel knows he would never just leave. One of the bullies tells Hazel that he saw Jack walking into the woods with a woman who was dressed completely in white and seemed cold. Hazel can't believe that Jack would leave with anyone into the woods much less someone who she believes is an Ice Queen. Hazel's journey to get her best friend back is going to be a dangerous and possibly deadly journey, but one she is willing to take to save her friend.

Breadcrumbs won my heart and I can see myself re-reading this book many times over. I'm also excited to share this with my nephew when he is older. I have read and listened to Breadcrumbs and both times I loved it. The narrator does a great job pulling you into the story. I hope you give this book a chance and to help I'm giving away a copy of the book.

I want to thank Walden Media for providing a review copy of Breadcrumbs!



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27 comments:

  1. i so want 2 read this
    tnx 4 reviewing

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  2. Great review! This is one of my favorite MG reads from last year.

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  3. OMG I keep hearing how awesome this is and I desperately want to read it. Thank you so much for the awesome review and contest.

    *fingers crossed*

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  4. Awe, I do need to read this! You've been talking about this week for days.

    Jen

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  5. Oh Cari, what would I do without you?? You never steer me wrong when it comes to books...and without you I would have never heard of this one. It sounds lovely.

    Thanks for the giveaway! And for being you! :)

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  6. I'm always looking out for good MG books! Awesome review!

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  7. I'm totally flailing over here because The Ice Queen was my favorite fairy tale growing up and still holds a special place in my heart. So I'm definitely excited to see a modern retelling of it! Definitely adding this one to my TBR list. Thanks for the rec!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  8. I teach middle schoolers and would love to add some new literature to my classroom library! I definitely would love to have this.

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    1. This is perfect for middle grade and would also be a great book for kids and parents to read together.

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lisa

    leyser73 at gmail dot com
    @LisaLLibrarian

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  10. I've heard really good things about Breadcrumbs.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Orchid
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com
    @HauntedOrchid

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  11. This book looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :)

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I won't be entering into the giveaway but great review! The fact that you said you'd love to re-read it then read it to your nephew makes me so happy. I recently read a DiCamillo book that made me feel that way, pretty sure it's MG too. Yay MG!

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  13. I've had my eye on this for months. Your review makes me want to read it even more. Thanks again!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  14. I've had this on my wish list for months. The cover is so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Jennifer
    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(.)com

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  15. Can't wait to read this one, I've seen nothing but great reviews about it. booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  16. Thanks for the lovely review! I can't wait to read this one!

    Tara @ Taming the Bookshelf

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  18. This sounds so cute and intriguing!

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  19. There's so much buzz about this book. I would really like to win a copy.
    carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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  20. I've heard so much about this book. I really need to see what all the fuss is about. Great review :)

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