Flunked

Flunked are Books I didn t know middle grade books that aren t centered on mystery could surprise me but there are two twists in this that made me pause and mentally rewin

Flunked are Books I didn’t know middle grade books that aren’t centered on mystery could surprise me, but there are two twists in this that made me pause and mentally rewind what I’d just read to put the clues together.But despite those two surprising revelations, Flunked is pretty predictable in the sense that from the very beginning we guess when bad events are going to unfold and we pretty much already point at a culprit.And that’s okay. I never expect fairytales to mind-boggle me. But I do expect them to be charming and enthralling and fun…Flunked is indeed diverting… and that is it. In terms of characterization, it’s alright. There is no romance, which made me wonder why, but a lovely theme ubiquitously hovers about Gilly: friendship.The school is not as extravagantly silly as I expected from a school that welcomes villainous children. It’s actually elegant… and unexpectedly small in terms of world-building for a school that always gets talked about.Every time the princesses – Rapunzel, Snow or Ella – were mentioned, I hoped to see them, and more than simply in cameo style. Alas, they are not the star here, not at all. Gilly is.Gilly, whom, and I frown at that, does not have any kind of power. Ahem, so what about that cover, ladies and gents? That wand? Gilly is human. False advertisement, people.But again, it was fun for me. It’s fast-paced, there’s always some trouble somewhere to keep us interested and I’m genuinely curious about the sequel.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’. Would you send a villain to do a hero s job Flunked is an exciting new twisted fairy tale from the award winning author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series Charming fairy tale fun Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series.Gilly wouldn t call herself wicked, exactlybut when you have five little brothers and sisters and lWould you send a villain to do a hero s job Flunked is an exciting new twisted fairy tale from the award winning author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series Charming fairy tale fun Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series.Gilly wouldn t call herself wicked, exactlybut when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet Gilly s a pretty good thief if she does say so herself Until she gets caught Gilly s sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School where all of the teachers are former super scary villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella s Wicked Stepmother Harsh But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there s to this school than its heroic mission There s a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder can a villain really change Fairy Tale Reform School is spellbinding and wickedly clever Gilly is smart, spunky, and a hilarious narrator, and I cannot wait to read about her next adventure Leslie Margolis, author of the Annabelle Unleashed novels and the Maggie Brooklyn mysteries Fairy Tale Reform School is a fresh and funny take on the enchanted world And who hasn t always wanted to know what happened to Cinderella s stepmother Julia DeVillers, author of the Trading Faces identical twin series and Emma Emmets, Playground Matchmaker. A viral Books Flunked BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List As you can read from the book description, Gilly is a thief, but she only does this to help her family get money to eat. She has five brothers and sisters and they live with their parents in a boot. Their father makes shoes but he's not getting much work right now. There is a reason but you have to read the book to find out why! :)But...this time Gilly gets caught and this is her third offense! ♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣All of the teachers, etc in the school are former villians.. mwahhhhhhhhhI love the big bad wolf the best, his name is Professor Wolfington :)They can do activities at the school like riding Pegasus and all kinds of cool stuff. I thinking riding a Pegasus would be the best :) Gilly becomes friends with Kayla and Jax, they are good friends but they are not all what they seem. And... there is something amiss in the school. Something Wicked This Way Comes.. sorry, I couldn't help myself. I thought this was a sweet little book and I look forward to reading the next book! Isn't the cover of this book beautiful!
Flunked definition of flunked by The Free Dictionary Of those who flunked, percent could achieve good visual acuity by getting lenses for the first time or by replacing an out of date prescription, says study coauthor Mary Frances Cotch, an epidemiologist at NIH in Bethesda Many people don t see well Flunk Definition of Flunk by Merriam Webster Verb If I flunk this class, I have to take it over again If I flunk, I have to take this class over again. Flunk Definition of Flunk at Dictionary to fail in a course or examination verb used with object to fail to get a passing mark in to flunk math to give a failing grade to remove a student as unqualified from a school or course. FLUNKED meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary flunked In English, many past and present participles of verbs can be used as adjectives Some of these examples may show the adjective use It turns out he would have flunked anyway. Flunk definition of flunk by The Free Dictionary flunk fl ngk Informal v flunked, flunking, flunks vr To fail, especially in a course or an examination v a To fail an examination or course b To give a failing grade to a student To fail a drug test, as for a performance enhancing substance n A failure. FLUNK meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary flunk definition to fail an exam or course of study to fail an exam or or class in a school or college Learn . Flunked Fairy Tale Reform School, by Jen Calonita But despite those two surprising revelations, Flunked is pretty predictable in the sense that from the very beginning we guess when bad events are going to unfold and we pretty much already point at a culprit.

  1. Hi I m Jen Calonita, a MG and YA author who loves what I do because it lets me connect with all of you and no, I wasn t intending for that to rhyme.I ve been writing ever since I can remember, but it was fourth grade when I put my three wishes for a genie down on paper They were 1 Buy all the Cabbage Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free because apparently that was how I rolled 2 I wanted a mansion, limo, lake house, pool and speed boat still sounds quite nice 3 I wanted to be an author for young readers, which I am I love writing novels for teens and for savvy grown ups who know that YA rocks at any age My first series was Secrets of My Hollywood Life and it followed a teen star named Kaitlin Burke who struggled with the fame game I have also written the stand alone novels Sleepaway Girls, it s companion book, Summer State of Mind and the Belles series.I ve been writing middle grade too and am having so much fun with my series Fairy Tale Reform School The fourth book in this series about a school run by former villains is called Tricked and will be out March 2018 Ever wonder what it would be like if your parents got a job with someone like Taylpr Swift My other middle grade series, VIP, follows super fan Mackenzie Lowell as she tours with her favorite band, Perfect Storm I promise to give book updates here, and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or my website I hope I hear from you xoJen

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  1. I didn t know middle grade books that aren t centered on mystery could surprise me, but there are two twists in this that made me pause and mentally rewind what I d just read to put the clues together.But despite those two surprising revelations, Flunked is pretty predictable in the sense that from the very beginning we guess when bad events are going to unfold and we pretty much already point at a culprit.And that s okay I never expect fairytales to mind boggle me But I do expect them to be cha [...]


  2. BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List As you can read from the book description, Gilly is a thief, but she only does this to help her family get money to eat She has five brothers and sisters and they live with their parents in a boot Their father makes shoes but he s not getting much work right now There is a reason but you have to read the book to find out why Butis time Gilly gets caught and this is her third offense All of the teachers, etc in the school are former villians mwahhhhhhhhhI love t [...]


  3. You know what I m gonna say this once, and then, I m gonna repeat it dozen times This was the best fairytale retelling I have ever read EVER Although, it is of a continuation to well known fairytales then an actuall retelling, but stillThe story follows a 12 years old Gilly who is a thief Stealling from rich royalty is just what she does in order to bring food to her family s table Robin Hood complex, can you tell.One day, after she gets cought for the third time I just have to mention that onc [...]


  4. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I wanted to like this book It was an interesting idea, and it seemed cute to begin with The execution left a lot to be desired The characters felt than a bit uneven to me They weren t all that well developed, so their actions felt inconsistent, or contrary to what I knew about them The balance between the darker aspects of the story, and the cuter ones felt off as well It was almost like the author wasn t sure what k [...]


  5. Review posted on Fafa s Book Corner Beware spoilers ahead DNFThis book was recommended to me by my GR friendIrena I was really looking forward to reading this book I loved how the synopsis sounded and I am always on the hunt for a good fairytale retelling Unfortunately I really did not like this book.The book begins with an announcement about how Cinderella s stepmother founded the school and it s high success rates You are then taken to Gilly who is going to rob some blonde girls hair pin Gilly [...]


  6. This was a cute book, but a bit on the light weight side I read a fair amount of middle grade juvenile fiction, so I am not disparaging all books for this age range I feel this one lacked substance compared to others I ve read I did so much like the heroine s journey for Gilly She had taken up stealing to help provide for her younger siblings since there wasn t enough food for them in the wake of her cobbler father s glass slipper invention being co opted by fairy godmothers casting spells and c [...]


  7. 3.5 StarsArc provided by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky through Netgalley Release Date March 3rd If you re looking for a cute and funny middle grade book, look no further Author Jen Calonita s story is bound to be a winner amongst its readers, whether they re younger or older.The only necessary requisite One must have a sense of humour a room with a sign that says Archery Don t lose an eye Announce yourself before entering With a feisty heroine, an interesting and fast paced plot, and great doses of hu [...]



  8. Flunked takes us on a not so typical fairy tale adventure.Gillian is one of the children that live in the shoe The fairy princesses in charge have enacted a magical shoe production, a production that has devastated Gillian s family financially To make ends meet, Gilly has taken to a not so legal means to earning money she is stealing Because of her indiscretions she is sent to Fairy Tale Reform School.Fairy Tale reform school is filled with the misfits, the students, and reformed villains, the t [...]


  9. You can see this full review and at Book Briefs bookbriefs Flunked is the first book in an adorable middle grade series called Fairy Tale Reform School I really liked this book It put a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it Yes, it was a younger read than I was used to, but it was perfectly suited for it s middle grade audience The heroine is Gilly and is around 12 or 13 She is caught stealing a hair clip and is shipped off to the Fairy Tale Reform School for the mischievous children [...]


  10. More of a 3 and a 1 2 starsGilly Cobbler is a small time pick pocket, trying to help feed her family Her father is a cobbler and they are the family that lives in the shoe and has so many kids they don t know what to do Without her thievery, the family would starve Unfortunately, Gilly gets caught 1 to many times and gets sent to Fairy Tale Reform School While there, she catches on to a plot that could not only damage the hierarchy of the kingdom, but everyone in the kingdom too How is a small t [...]



  11. DNF 39%It had a cool premises and concept But terrible execution No decent worldbuilding The writing wasn t engaging enough because there was no real flow The characters were bland or obnoxious, no real originality And I might have pushed myself to read it further if it weren t for the annoying format Whatever, I have other great books to read so I won t waste my time.Do I Recommend shrugs Up to you Meh Z


  12. Amusing, witty and full of magic FLUNKED has a wonderful assortment of fairytales and their characters, most notably, their villains A wonderful book that will make you think about what defines the good from the bad, giving second chances and who your true friends are.Gilly is a 12 year old who has developed a Robin Hood complex due to her father s dying shoemaking business She steals from the nobles in order to help put food in her siblings bellies and smiles on their faces One of six siblings [...]


  13. I was first drawn into the cover for Flunked I mean, look at how pretty it is Plus, it s no secret that I have a deep seeded love for all things fairy tale and fantasy I knew I had to read this one, and I m so glad I did.Prepare to get swept into the land of storybook legends, where gnomes and fairies and humans live together in general harmony The princesses that we all know and love rule over the kingdom, the commoners live in anything from cottages to giant boots Just ask Gilly , and the day [...]


  14. You can read the original review on my blog.How is it that fairy tale retellings can still be popping up all over the place Haven t we had enough of those already The answer is no, because authors like Jen Calonita keep finding ways to make the classics fresh again Until they can t do that any, retellings are here to stay And I love it The little twist that makes Flunked so much fun is The Fairy Tale Reform School Known throughout Enchantasia as the place where all bad kids go, it s run by Princ [...]


  15. Gilly comes from a poor family of shoe makers, they struggle just to have enough to even eat With her sister s upcoming birthday Gilly steals a comb for her thinking she made it home undetected Looks like Gilly s luck has run out she s been caught for the third time She s forced to attend the Fairy Tale Reform school run by Flora the wicked step mother of Cinderella For three months Gilly will spend her time at the school transforming from villain into a hero s The school is unlike anything she [...]


  16. I don t usually listen to books geared for middle school kids, but I m so glad I took a chance on this one It was just what I needed after finishing a dark YA novel It s cleaver, funny, light, cute and charming There were a few lessons learned and even a few twists too The only problem I had was that the ending was really rushed and a little character development would have been nice It is not a fairy tale retelling, but it is a story with familiar characters All the evil, and now guilt ridden, [...]


  17. I read this in 1 hour and 40 minutes In one sitting I really love the concept and characters in this story It was just as good as Jen Calonita s other works and I definitely will continue with this series.


  18. I LOVED THIS BOOK It s written from Gilly s hilarious point of view, and had me on the edge of my seat The ending was fabulous I love anything with fairytales and this was a wonderful mixup of them Ballroom dancing taught by Ursula History taught by Mr Wolfe And the Evil Stepmother as the Headmistress I loved it I can t wait I read the second book Personally I wish there had been a few sparks between Gilly and Jax BTW Jax s actual identity is awesome I won t tell sigh Read it I know you ll love [...]


  19. I was actually thinking this one was YA as I went into it even though the blurb does specify that Gillian is 12 years old It didn t bother me in the least and I know already several kids I would recommend this MG audiobook.The audiobook is just long enough to tell a story and short enough to keep the MG crowd interested This would be a great story to take along on a car trip It is also cute enough to keep the parents interested Kristin Condon does an excellent job of narration While her male voi [...]


  20. See full review here Reading Between ClassesThis book was so disappointing It felt like it was written by one of my students All dialogue, very little exposition Everything was told instead of showed and there was no character development whatsoever I could not wait for this one to end The world was interesting but too much was thrown at the reader too fast It felt like the author was trying to cram in as many references as possible which ended up creating a completely convoluted plot with so ma [...]


  21. I found the book s premise and cover to be charming but ultimately did not enjoy this read I realize that I am about 25 years older than the target audience, but honestly I feel like that shouldn t matter A good story is a good story I have read other books intended for young readers and have enjoyed them thoroughly For me, Flunked missed the mark One of my biggest problems was the lack of likable characters I didn t much care for Gilly as the hero and the villains were bland The overall tone an [...]


  22. This book was ADORABLE If you are looking for a fast read, I am pretty positive I read this book in less than 2 hours it is mid grade and something cute this book is for you The characters are cute you can t help pulling for them The main character stole to feed her family and because of that she landed in Reform school I would steal for my family too if they were starving Is that the right thing to do Nope But that is why I loved reform school This book is a lot of fun and I can t wait to start [...]


  23. The premise of the book had me interested, a fairy tale reform school My second favorite television show is Once Upon a Time This book was not like that, dum dum dummm The plot was fine It moved at a decent pace The characters were not fleshed out enough We met a lot of people and I found myself struggling to remember who was a villain It wasn t like Calonita said Regina and I immediately knew Evil Queen She said Harlow and I could not remember until the title came up again If the character does [...]


  24. 3.5 stars Was a fun little read Enjoyed the characters, Maxine and Ollie where my favs Gillian Gilly was okay but found the side characters caught my attention a lot



  25. The cover and description of this book was so intriguing, I had to have it I felt so blessed to get an ARC in exchange for an honest review I am participating in the Fairy Tale Re telling Challenge and this book fit perfectly It was a brand new take on fairy tales Likes The world created by Jen Calonita It was a fun world that incorporated all the popular fairy tales, the heroes and the villains Our MC is Gilly She is a spunky 12 year old who tends to live on the edge to help her family She stea [...]


  26. Gilly is a Cobblers daughter who steals from the royals to feed her family We meet Gilly during a well thought out heist where she steals a birthday present for her younger sister She is eventually caught and sent to Fairy Tale Reform School.At FTRS Gilly meets a diverse set of students including Trolls, Ogers, Fairies, Gnomes, Mer people and As if that wasn t interesting enough the school is run by the biggest and baddest of villians Cinderella s Wicked Stepmother plays the leading role as the [...]


  27. This is such a fun book to read Gilly is not exactly what you would expect to find in a fairy tale heroine She s not as vile as a villain, but she s far from princess perfect Unfortunately for her, that makes her a prime candidate for Fairy Tale Reform School She quickly finds herself booted from her shoe and plopped right into the middle of a school for misfits But the school isn t what it seems something is amiss Younger readers will appreciate this book the most It s quirky and fast paced Wit [...]


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