Thursday, June 26, 2014

TBT: Review of Shoofly Pie

Hello Poetteers,

I was looking through all my old stuff and purging it all. Before I do I want to share a review I wrote for school I n 10th grade. It sounds like a younger me with chopper sentences and I don't get some of it. But enjoy!

Recently I've read 'Shoofly Pie' by Naomi Shibab Nye. This story has lots of diversity in foods. In this story I choose Mattie. I chose her because when I read the story I saw similarities with her.

Mattie is a quiet girl. In this story she copes with the death of her mother. She is an American of Arab decent. To keep herself busy she decides to work at a restaurant. With her she brings some new ideas. One is to bring recipes from home like falafel sandwiches and lentil soup. Mattie is quiet but can be friendly once you know her and so am I.

There are some similarities and differences between me and Mattie. I am from Arab decent but I also am from Asian decent. I've tried lentil soup and falafel which also makes us alike. One thing different is that I cope with sorrow by writing. Another thing is I've never cooked anything but I'm learning and soon to be able to help.

I chose Mattie from 'Shoofly Pie' because of the similarities and differences we have. I also liked this story because it's full of diversity. I also like who I am just like the story.

I read this short story in my textbook, so I don't know where else you can find it. I hope you do!

Love and thank you, Fida

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Hello Poetteers,

This story tackles discrimination and overcoming it. It's a lighthearted, funny story with sibling love, friendships and a romance subplot with goblins, ogres, pixies and more.

I love the descriptions given. I think there are even some slight old folklore references.

I also love the illustrations in the book. It's a story filled with plans and adventures. It's also the first in a middle grade series. I can't wait for the second book. I already know some kids who would really love this! It will be available for purchase on Jun 24, 2014. Add to Goodreads

Love, Fida

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Book Chocolates Tag

Hello Poetteers,

My birthday is in a few days and in honor of it I thought I would talk about my two favorite things. Chocolate and books! Thanks to Violet for the inspiration! You can find the original here.

No. 1 - Dark Chocolate; a book that covers a dark topic. (abuse, rapel, violence, etc.)

No. 2 - White Chocolate; your favorite light-hearted, humorous read.

No. 3 - Milk Chocolate; a book that has a lot of hype that you're dying to read.

No. 4 - Chocolate with a Caramel Center; a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle when you were reading it.

No. 5 - Wafer Free Kit-Kat; name a book that surprised you lately.

No. 6 - Snickers; a book that you are going nuts about.

No. 7 - Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows; what book would you turn to for a comfort read?

No. 8 - Box of Chocolates; what series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone?

Love and thank you, Fida

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Just A Writer Tag

Hello Poetteers,

Typed. Printed. Whatever I find. My room. The bookstore. Writing down the bones. Ann Martin. Randa Abdel-Fattah. Ellen Hopkins. Yes and no. Yes. Just look around. Anything.

Love, Fida