Spider Brains: A Love Story

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  • ISBN-13: 9780985183707
  • Publisher: Roberts Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 292
  • Age range: 11 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    I would say the book is quirky. Written as if the teenager is si

    I would say the book is quirky. Written as if the teenager is sitting telling you the story in first person you follow her through her constantly changing thoughts, troubles and exaggerated imagination. If being a teenager wasn't bad enough how would you like some of your more wild imagination thoughts to come true? Susie Speider turns into a spider after being bitten by one and a long thought process of turning into spider man herself.

    I had a bit of a hard time getting into the story at first as it is not something I am use to reading nor did it really seem to connect with me. However, after pushing into the story more I really found myself lost in Susie's adventures of dealing with growing up and having super spidery morphing powers.

    A cute funny and fairly easy read for older children and above. I'm not sure morphing into a spider is really the bed time story you need to be telling your 3 year old.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    Spider Brains is a cute coming of age story about a girl who en

    Spider Brains is a cute coming of age story about a girl who endures serious abuse from one teacher at school and teasing from her peers due to her ADHD. However, when a spider bites her she gains control over her ADHD and her ability to do well in school improves in all her classes but one. Through it all she learns lessons about friendship, loyalty, and coping with loss.

    This is a cute story, kind of Spiderman meets Charlotte’s web. It is a smooth read with beautifully descriptive language and many laugh out loud moments. My 13 year old son read it and thought it was “cool, but would have been better if it was about a boy instead of a girl. And she should have been able to poison the teacher.” My son is still in the boys are cool and girls are gross stage. And since I already have a 16 year old girl with boy crazy friends I’m good with waiting on having a girl crazy boy.

    I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.

    This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2012

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    Grandtastic read

    Susie Speider is an almost junior at Ronkonkoma High School, whose grades were pretty bad, but are now on the upswing thanks to new glasses and new meds for her ADD.Only problem is her teacher seems to hate her, and that certainly is a problem. At home Susie lives with her mom Willa and her ***** cat Deliliah. New neighbors moving in next door could turn out to be something interesting.As if all this isn't enough, ever since Suzie was bitten by a spider she's been having dreams that she turns into a spider at night. Are they dreams or perhaps reality???

    All I can say is WOW! I loved this book! The author authentically captures what I consider to be teen speak, which goes at high speed.Honestly at times I forgot that the book wasn't written by a teen. I must admit it's been several years since I was a teen, but this book had me thinking about those days,when teachers were the bane of my existence,and feeling like a dork was the norm.

    With catchy chapter titles and an interesting cast of characters I found this book an un-put-down-able read. Susie's character was so easy to like and understand. I found myself enjoying her immensely, and while she provided several laughs there were some serious moments as well.I loved her nightly adventures, especially her descriptions of her mode of transportation, which happened to be her cat Delilah. "Spider Brains" deals with several topics that teens will certainly relate to. Overall a book geared toward teens but anyone who enjoys a great coming of age story will enjoy this one as well. Highly recommended!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    If you want a read that's funny and fun with moments of high emo

    If you want a read that's funny and fun with moments of high emotion and intense family drama, you'll love this story. Great read for any one aged 13 or older. What a joy this book is. And I couldn't create my pen name BookMiser because B&N errored out, so there you go.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

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    A mixture of fantasy and real life, ┬┐Spider Brains┬┐ will have yo

    A mixture of fantasy and real life, “Spider Brains” will have you crying and laughing on the same page. This is a sad, loving, beautifully told story about a young woman struggling with her father’s death, her difference, and how to live in a world that’s a little crazy. I loved this book and have recommended it to everyone I know. It should be a high-school reading selection. 

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    Posted June 16, 2013

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    After reading this book again, it amazes me that I still feel em

    After reading this book again, it amazes me that I still feel emotional.

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