Zodiac Shmodiac


Children - Grade 4th-6th
147 Pages
Reviewed on 07/21/2012
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers' Favorite

This coming of age story is a well-thought-out tale that many girls in that age group will identify with. I enjoyed the personalities of its four main characters. It is a magical astronomy adventure for all girls and their parents. "Zodiac Shmodiac" is nicely done and has become a great fantasy tale. It will be a good choice for any library, private or public. Karina, Carly, Libby, and Ally are friends who go to the same secondary school. One day their teachers tell them that the school has been chosen to receive a college newspaper. Nobody really cares until the four friends find the horoscope on the last page. After that their lives become uncertain. They take turns reading it everyday and, to their astonishment, everything it says comes to pass. At first they think it is a coincidence, pretty soon they figure it is not. Determined to find out who writes the horoscope, the friends go to the office of the newspaper to get Madam Monica’s address. They return home a bit confused, and decide not to read the horoscope again until Carly can’t resist and reads hers. The friends sit tight to see what will happen to her. When a day goes by and no mishap occurs they all relax and start to read the horoscope again. That same day, Carly has everything prognosticated to her happen all at once.

This is a fun and inventive tale. It is great for a rainy day or a vacation. It could use a light edit to make it shine through. The tale is clean, has no romance, and contains magical beings. This is a great mix to create a great tale.