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Juniper Berry

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Thrilling, can't-put-down excitement!

This debut book by M.P. Kozlowsky is impressive. Although it will primarily be marketed to a younger demographic, it has tremendous cross-appeal for adults. I found myself unable to stop reading throughout, often saying, "Ok, just one more chapter". The most important t...
This debut book by M.P. Kozlowsky is impressive. Although it will primarily be marketed to a younger demographic, it has tremendous cross-appeal for adults. I found myself unable to stop reading throughout, often saying, "Ok, just one more chapter". The most important thing for me was the strong attachment to the characters. Kozlowsky did a great job setting up the story and developing an attachment between the reader and the protagonist. In addition, the supporting characters were equally fleshed out so that you care what happens to them. Too often in stories today, there is an increasing desire to "get to the action" but, I'm glad that was not the case here (there is plenty action later on!). The villian was excellently portrayed and the themes of temptation, addiction to power, and redemption were powerful. There were many instances that created mystery in a way that I haven't felt since I watched the TV show LOST. The story had a lot of dark imagery that was creatively described; so much so that it was easy to visualize the scenes in my head. The vocabulary will be challenging at times for younger readers but that's ok: I feel it's important for children to challenge themselves to learn new words. From the enticing cover art to the satisfying finale, I was enthralled the whole time and can't wait to see Kozlowsky's next book!

posted by Chris3588 on April 30, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Entertaining

The cover and synopsis of JUNIPER BERRY make it sound it's everything I want in a good story. Dark, creepy middle grade is the absolute best, and the cover gives off this larger-than-life feel. When my good friend Jessica recommended I give it a try, I listened. (Oh yes...
The cover and synopsis of JUNIPER BERRY make it sound it's everything I want in a good story. Dark, creepy middle grade is the absolute best, and the cover gives off this larger-than-life feel. When my good friend Jessica recommended I give it a try, I listened. (Oh yes, I listened. You should always listen to your friends, especially when they are speaking of books.)

JUNIPER BERRY is the story of Juniper Berry (a fine name indeed) a lonely girl whose parents are the most famous actors. When she notices a change in her parents-they don't give her the same amount of attention they did a year ago, they don't cook dinner, they aren't interested in Juniper period-our marvelous protagonist sets out to get to the bottom of this peculiar behavior. With her best fried, Giles, Juniper enters the woods behind her house with nothing but fervor. Little does she know, she's going to need much more than love for her parents-or rather, her OLD parents-to defeat the sneaky creature responsible.

JUNIPER BERRY was a delightful book. Honestly, I expected more-the tone was a little flavorless, and the story was a little stale-but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I felt sympathy for Juniper Berry and was oh so scared for her well-being once I hit those final chapters. (NO, don't go through that door Juniper Berry! RUN! RUN! RUN!) I also loved her friend Giles, who may or may not resemble a scared cat.

JUNIPER BERRY is the perfect read for the season coming up, I think. But it now, read it in October. The beautiful illustrations only add to the dark and creepy atmosphere.

posted by NaughtyBrent on August 25, 2011

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    Thrilling, can't-put-down excitement!

    This debut book by M.P. Kozlowsky is impressive. Although it will primarily be marketed to a younger demographic, it has tremendous cross-appeal for adults. I found myself unable to stop reading throughout, often saying, "Ok, just one more chapter". The most important thing for me was the strong attachment to the characters. Kozlowsky did a great job setting up the story and developing an attachment between the reader and the protagonist. In addition, the supporting characters were equally fleshed out so that you care what happens to them. Too often in stories today, there is an increasing desire to "get to the action" but, I'm glad that was not the case here (there is plenty action later on!). The villian was excellently portrayed and the themes of temptation, addiction to power, and redemption were powerful. There were many instances that created mystery in a way that I haven't felt since I watched the TV show LOST. The story had a lot of dark imagery that was creatively described; so much so that it was easy to visualize the scenes in my head. The vocabulary will be challenging at times for younger readers but that's ok: I feel it's important for children to challenge themselves to learn new words. From the enticing cover art to the satisfying finale, I was enthralled the whole time and can't wait to see Kozlowsky's next book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Loved it

    It was a great book full of detail it was so cool how you get your wish but it sucks how it twists it around. I loved the ending espisally because it was happy (:

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Mystery

    This book is amazing. Juniper is such a sweet and brave girl. This book will keep you up. Mystery action and adventure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    I loved this book so much that I got my entire book club at the

    I loved this book so much that I got my entire book club at the library to read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Kristiana

    A girl in a purple praetor's cape sat in a seat, drumming a table with her fingers. She had layered aburn hair and stormy grey eyes. Two dogs flanked the desk, one silver, one gold. On a pole perched a golden eagle. On her arm there were letters and a mark. An owl mark.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    A fun children's book. A book with delightful terror =D

    A fun children's book. A book with delightful terror =D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Cute

    Not so creepy when you're older than 12, but still a stimulating read. I wished it were longer though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Question

    What is so creepy about the book????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Mosspaw needs to be mentored

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    The book

    This book is sooooo good you need to read it i love this book read it is like a movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Tigerlillypaw

    I want a mate

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Fireflower to spiritpaw

    U need a mate right? My brother does. Hes at fw first result. His name is firewolf

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Cvbb

    Vvbb

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    The wierdest book ive read in a while

    It was cool though

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    JRAB <3

    My best friend emily read this book & said it was AMAZING so im gonna read it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 7, 2011

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    Posted July 7, 2012

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