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K. E. Ormsbee

Autor(a) de Tash Hearts Tolstoy

14 Works 837 Membros 69 Reviews

About the Author

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(eng) Kathryn Elise Ormsbee writes Middle Grade novels as K.E. Ormsbee and Young Adult novels as Kathryn Ormsbee.


Obras de K. E. Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy (2017) 227 cópias
The House in Poplar Wood (2018) 129 cópias
The Water and the Wild (2015) 120 cópias
Growing Pangs (2022) — Autor — 100 cópias
Lucky Few (2016) 69 cópias
The Sullivan Sisters (2020) 46 cópias
The Doorway and the Deep (2016) 41 cópias
The Great Unknowable End (2019) 40 cópias
Candidly Cline (2021) 27 cópias
Midnight on Strange Street (2020) 11 cópias
The Current and the Cure (2018) 10 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

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Kathryn Elise Ormsbee writes Middle Grade novels as K.E. Ormsbee and Young Adult novels as Kathryn Ormsbee.



3.5 out 5 stars

The Water and the Wild by K.E. Ormsbee is the first book in "The Water and the Wild" series. It's a delightful beginning to the series.

The beginning of this book was awesome. I loved hearing about Lottie and Eliot's background and friendship. I loved hearing about the man who wrote Lottie letters/sent her gifts each year on her birthday. It was exciting, bright, and fun!

When we first got to Limn, I was still thoroughly enjoying this book. I found Adelaide annoying, but I could see her point of view as well as Lottie's, so I tried to allow her a little extra compassion. After all, it's her father that's in danger. The fact that the guard burned the house and the mob turned on the family so quickly was saddening, but the beginning of the journey was filled with adventure and intrigue.

I also loved the descriptions that Ms. Ormsbee provided us about the land of Limn and it's various regions. I could vividly see the world she has created and yet, there was still enough left to my imagination that I didn't feel overtaxed with detail.

However, the further the children traveled in their journey, the more tedious the book seemed to me. The journey was just too long. Having read the second book as well, I realize now that a lot of what the children encounter in the journey will serve them in the future. Even still, it bogged down the story line of this book to the point where I actually skipped ahead a little because I was getting too bored.

Outside of that, it was a delightful book. It's a very solid, good beginning to the series and I look forward to reading more from this author!
… (mais)
Valerie.Michigan | outras 15 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |
Being ace, I wished I'd had this book as a teen to see myself represented and maybe I'd have figured some things out a lot sooner.

Not a fan of the HP and Roald Dahl references.
jazzyjbox | outras 14 resenhas | Sep 23, 2023 |

K.E. Ormsbee writes an original adventure about friendship, acceptance, and forgiveness. Avery Miller and her mom move from the loud bustle of California to the seemingly boring Texas suburb of Strange Street on Cedar Lane. She meets new friends Danielle (Dani) Hirsch, as well as twins Bastian and Lola Gils. Where they race glowboards fueled by a mysterious substance called Component G aka. glow. When strange things start happening to them, they find out they are a part of a bigger plan.

Midnight on Strange Street is a Middle Grade Sci-fi mystery focused on the racing sport of glowbording. The point of view in this book bounces between each friend as they practice glowbording, come to terms with abilities that make them different, and family problems. Dani is the competitive leader who is determined to prove to her parents glowbording is a real sport. Avery is the reader, who struggles to have a relationship with her father. Bastian is a talented artist who hides his art, afraid the bullies will take what is most important to him. And the compassionate Lola who sees the best in everyone, who has to learn to see the best in herself. Their friendship is a very important part of this book, as they work to understand each other, and work as a team.

As this team of friends, the Sardines, must figure out the purpose of their new mysterious powers. Avery, Dani, Bastian, and Lola all notice a blue flame growing inside them, giving them “tele-whatever” powers such as telepathy and telekinesis. But each team member reacts to their new abilities in different ways. Together they must work as a team to win the Glow in the Park race, and solve the mysteries surrounding Glow. There is a strong theme of bulling, and facing bullies in this book. As the Sardines have to accept themselves as they are, and stand up to those who cannot recognize that.
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VictoriaGD | May 14, 2023 |
Really enjoyed this! This memoir features the author's coming to terms with OCD and anxiety, dental drama, and rocky friendships. It's very rare to see a narrative from someone who was homeschooled, and this one wasn't negative. I remember having the same awkward weird feeling of wanting to avoid telling other kids you were homeschooled lol. The illustrations also fit and aided the story well.
DestDest | outras 2 resenhas | Feb 20, 2023 |



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