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The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

jabnj's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful lighthearted reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

gralleigh2023's review against another edition

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adventurous inspiring mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

rainbowbookworm's review against another edition

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4.0

This middle school novel felt more like YA, than a book for middle schoolers. I mean this in the best possible way because the author does not underestimate what middle schoolers are able to understand when the author shows them things instead of explicitly stating them.

I was supposed to do many things yesterday after my roller derby practice, but I ended up spending the afternoon in my hammock traveling on a space ship to a distant planet. I have no regrets.

sarahmspears's review against another edition

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4.0

I really enjoyed this book! Great plot and story. Kept me on my toes. 

booktopia_7879's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

A beautiful and rich story! 
The concept was so interesting and the execution felt well-written. The message was also great: embracing your history and being proud of your past, all while exploring a sci-fi setting with high stakes and loveable characters. 

whomever_0's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

An ode to folklore and stories alike.

murphy2222's review against another edition

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4.0

Really interesting premise and themes. I’m going to teach this with grade 9s next year. Kept me engaged although I was a little disappointed with the ending. But that’s not unusual for me!

kimal2028's review against another edition

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5.0

This book was so good!
It was also really sad. Her brother died! I nearly dropped the book when we realized that Javier was Epsilon-5.

pnwlisa's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

slock5's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5