Things to Read - Book Reviews from a 4th Grader
As you've probably noticed, we spent a lot of time in the car this summer. Without internet. Luckily, we had kindles. Here are P's reviews of some of her favorite reads:
Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is full of wonders - both creepy and great, with lots of imagination and suspense.
As a young boy the main character finds a collection of odd photographs. And when he is 15, he sees a monster after witnessing his grandpa's bloody death and every one thinks he is crazy. The thing is - was he? He always knew his grandfather was different, but how different? Then he found out something that blew his mind - it started out like a dream and became a nightmare. A remote island, odd children, and monsters - find it all in Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
The War That Saved My Life is a great book that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
This book takes place during World War II. The main character is a girl named Ada who is abused and hit by her mom because of her club foot. She soon finds out that all the children are being sent away in case the city gets bombed. But her mom will only let her brother go, not her. So even though Ada can't even walk, she sets out with her brother. When she arrives in the countryside things being to change for Ada - she learns new things, makes friends, rides a horse, and even stays with a nice person. But there are problems she didn't know about too. Read about Ada's journey in the War That Saved My Life.
Brown Girl Dreaming is a award winning book with a series of poems and chapters about a little girl and her life.
The book begins when the girl was little and she lived with here grand parents in the south. It describes her experiences there - how she loved everyone and everything was perfect. So it was hard for her when she moved to New York. It is a wonderful story about a girl, her 3 siblings, and her life, including the Civil Rights movement.