“Young readers will instantly feel a bond with this little girl as everyone has their own struggles, whether with reading or something else. Beautifully and compassionately told by a masterful writer.”
~READERS’ FAVORITE REVIEWER EMILY-JANE HILLS ORFORD
“Nerlande learned she loved reading. She had been imagining her own stories. Now she could read them in books. She could learn new things, like the puppy in the story who grew up to be a “seeing-eye dog” for a blind person.”
~READERS’ FAVORITE REVIEWER IRENE VALENTINE
“Book Love is beautiful inside and out. Roberts uses a child to teach children the love of books and it works beautifully. This book is a must for elementary classrooms and libraries. I highly recommend Book Love by Lorilyn Roberts if you have a child wanting to learn to read.”
~READERS’ FAVORITE REVIEWER JOY HANNABASS
“Author Lorilyn Roberts hits on a powerful nostalgic topic in Book Love that children and their parents, guardians, and teachers can surely all share in. One of the features of the read which most impressed me was the emotional arc of the central character, whose aversion to reading is never treated lightly, is genuinely grounded, and is slowly shifted alongside the plot to create a convincing change of heart.”
~READERS FAVORITE REVIEWER K.C. FINN
“The story is told in the first person with sensitivity to the feelings of the child. Teachers and parents are caring and well-intended. The little girl is drawn as a very sympathetic character, one we want to see succeed. I enjoyed developing a genuine love of books and reading as this serves us well at any age.”
~READERS FAVORITE REVIEWER KIMBERLEE J. BENART
“This is the story of a little girl who hates books. However, there is a reason behind that it’s because she struggles with the words. The teacher and her parents agree to have her go back into 1st grade which makes her sad.
“The child soon cheers up when she finds other children like herself and she finally begins to fit in and make friends. I love the following quite from the book.
“’If I had a book, I had a friend—one of those life-long friends that will always be with you.’
“An enjoyable little story that would be especially good to share with struggling readers. To show they are not alone.”
SUE, AMAZON READER
“This book is a wonderful book for young children, especially those who have trouble learning to read or who have been held back a grade.
“It tells the story of a young girl who finally discovers the joy of reading after spending much time and effort learning how to read.”
MELISSA MAIN, AUTHOR AND AMAZON READER
“Book Love is a cute story for children written by a talented author, apparently autobiographical, about a very young child who experiences extreme difficulty reading until she is held back a grade level, enabling her abilities to catch up with her age. So a child who hated to read, became one who loved reading! She especially valued printed books (requiring no wire to plug into a wall) and eventually discovered libraries and became a voracious reader. She even thought that perhaps one day she “might write books and become a famous author.” Imagine that!! The illustrations are charming throughout as well.”
SHERRILL S. CANNON, MULTI-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR AND AMAZON READER
“Never again would I be bored. If I had a book, I had a friend. I could read whenever I wanted, and I didn’t even need a wire to plug my book into the wall.”
Such is the magical journey into the world of reading a young girl discovers after failing first grade.