Book #2: Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward: the Young Reader’s edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde


When your teacher gives you an assignment to change the world for the better, it can be difficult to imagine how one person can make a difference. But Trevor McKinney, a small boy in California, comes up with an idea that could work. Do a favor for someone, a really big one, and instead of asking them to pay it back, ask them to pay it forward to three other people. Trevor starts to put his plan into action. It doesn’t seem to be working, until one day, unexplained reports of kindness start to pop up everywhere. And no one can explain how it started. Read the book to read more about Trevor and his ambition to make the world a better place.

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My review

I absolutely loved this book! It was such a heart-warming, lift-you-up book that I could not put down. I love how Trevor, Arlene and Mr. St. Claire went through many trials together and came out victorious. Not everyone was supportive of Trevor’s movement. In fact, many kids scoffed at the idea. This goes to show that if you believe in something with all your heart, your dreams could come true. The Pay it Forward Foundation is real, founded by the author of this book, Catherine. The foundation inspires extraordinary random acts of kindness throughout the world each day. Use the link belwo to learn more about their cause.

Recommended Reading Age

I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up because of the overall concept. While light, the concept would need a more mature mind to create an impact in. I do believe that, like in the book, these acts of kindness could some day be a regular occurrence.

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Pay it Forward is a inspiring book that makes you laugh, cry and smile all at the same time. I loved this book because of the determination of the characters, who all wanted to succeed in life badly. Thanks for reading everyone! If you would like to buys this book on Amazon, the link is attached below. If you would like to learn more about the Pay it Forward Foundation, the link is also attached below. Like I said before, please give me any positive feedback on my blog, any book suggestions that I should check out and please share this blog with anyone who you would think might like it! Thank you all so much! Happy reading!

Hannah’s Grade: 9 stars out of 10


Link to buys this book on Amazon here

Link to learn more about the Pay It Forward Foundation here

Book #1: A Drowned Maiden’s Hair

A Drowned Maiden’s Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz


Everyone wants to be loved by one person or another and Maud Flynn is no different. As an adventurous and naughty orphan girl, Maud backtalks and creates trouble on a day-to-day basis. So when a lovely looking lady called Miss Hyacinth comes to the orphanage and adopts her, Maud is more surprised than anyone. Maud is taken into a lovely home with Hyacinth’s two sisters, Victoria and Judith, who are good to her. Maud finally feels that she is loved and has a family. However, the sisters aren’t normal. They tell Maud that she is to be a secret child. But why? And what secrets are the sisters keeping from her?

My Review

This book is a page turner and leaves you in major suspense. Like a graveyard mystery, people are messing with the line between the living and the dead that shouldn’t be messed with. I loved this book because through this journey, Maude discovers herself and how much she is willing to endure to be loved.

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Recommended Age

I would recommend this book for 13-14 year old’s because of some of the vocabulary and the overall concept of the book. However, I think it could be really great for 12 year old’s as well. Early teenage years would be the perfect age to read this book.


If you love humor, a little tinge of creepiness and a whole lot of trouble, then A Drowned Maiden’s Hair is the book for you! Below is the link on Amazon to buy the book. Also below is a link to more books that Laura Amy Schlitz has written. Please like and comment below about improvement on my blog, book recommendations for me to check out and positive feedback! Thanks so much for your support! Happy reading!

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The ocean and jetty are two important settings in A Drowned Maidens Hair

Link to buy A Drowned Maiden’s Hair here

Link to learn more about Laura Amy Schlitz and her books here

Welcome to Forgotten on the Book Shelf !

Hello! My name is Hannah, and I am currently in middle school. I love to read, and have since a very early age. I have given and gotten many book recommendations over the years. Many of my favorite books are the popular ones: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lunar Chronicles, etc. However, among my favorites are books that are never mentioned, hardly ever read, but have all the desirable qualities of good book. These stories aren’t old but haven’t had their time in the spotlight yet. They get hidden behind all of the popular titles. Help me discover these books by reading my blog. If you have any favorite books, whether it be a series or a novel, feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks so much! Happy reading everyone!

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