Tag Archives: Fantasy

FDBC sails with “The Girl From Everywhere”

We are back! After a longer than expected hiatus through the holidays and new year, we’re happy to return and discuss our latest read, “The Girl From Everywhere” by Heidi Heilig. A story that manages to blend fantasy and historical fiction, we talked about our favorite characters, moments, and to whom we would recommend this unique book.


Up next: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

FDBC considers “The Alchemist”

We decided to level up from children’s and young adult books to read Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist,” and we’re glad we did. The book is easy to digest for both younger and older readers, and gave us the opportunity to discuss themes such as spirituality, goal setting, and patience.


Up next: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

FDBC takes on “The Young Elites”

We apologize for the delay between episodes, but we’re back with Marie Lu’s “The Young Elites”. This was a difficult read for us but Lu’s antihero epic is still one worth exploring. We delve into themes such as betrayal, mistrust, and acceptance, and how a person’s environment can impact their reaction to those themes.


Up next: “The Lions of Little Rock” by Kristin Levine

FDBC catches “The Lightning Thief”

We learn that being a demigod may not be as glamorous as it sounds in Rick Riordan’s “The Lightning Thief.” We discuss our expectations of the book, what it’s like  growing up without a parent, and other themes such as loyalty and deception.


Up next: “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper

FDBC explores “The Supernaturalist”

We dive into the realm of dystopian literature with Eoin Colfer’s “The Supernaturalist,” allowing us to explore themes such as trust, bravery, friendship, pollution, and overpopulation.


Up Next: “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake

FDBC tessers through “A Wrinkle in Time”, Part 2

In this episode we’ll conclude our discussion on Madeliene L’Engle’s classic “A Wrinkle in Time.” Previously, we learned that the Murry children – Meg and Charles Wallace – and their friend, Calvin, were swept up into a cosmic battle between good and evil and they are now traveling through the galaxy to find their father. We explore themes such as conformity, courage, and love, and answer the age old question, “If you could time travel, where, or rather when, would you go?”

Up Next: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio


FDBC tessers through “A Wrinkle in Time”, Part 1

We are ecstatic to finally share our thoughts on Madeleine L’Engle’s science fiction/fantasy classic, “A Wrinkle in Time.” Join us as we travel through space and time on an epic adventure of literary wonder.