I picked this up because I didn’t have an audiobook hold available from the library, and this was available.
I felt that the author tried to touch on many controversial topics – racism, homophobia, classism, suicide, etc – and did none of them well. There were too many characters to cover in such a short book.
Also, the editor needed a little help with the hospital scene. The description of the oxygen mask and respirator made very little sense. Also, he was sent from the ICU to the ICU ? It didn’t make a lot of sense all around. A little bit of research would have made a world of comprehension.
Did we really need the food descriptions to be so detailed.? Who cares what the characters had for breakfast?
I wasn’t thrilled about the way the author wrote a lot of the female characters as jealous. Each time a man didn’t answer his phone, the female character assumed he was out cheating. Most women wouldn’t necessarily assume this. Dead on the street somewhere, sure. But ourt cheating? Not the first thought unless she had a guilty conscience herself, and not one of the female characters did, other than one who flirted a little with a doctor.
I rated it with 3 stars because with a little more editing, and a longer story, it could have been good. It just missed good and hit ok.
This is a children’s book that talks about finding superheroes everywhere in everyday people. I found that it is a child’s version of the author’s autobiography. It think it would keep a child’s interest. The pictures are great to follow while reading.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had been warned before I started it that it was poetry. It was wonderful! It tells about the author’s life and her start as an author. Beautifully written. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
This book has a lot of information. The previous books I have read about Ruby Bridges were very basic. I am working on finding out more information and this book helped a lot, even though it was directed at children. I would recommend this one over the other books about the desegregation of schools and how Ruby Bridges handled herself in the process.
I picked this up for bookclub. I never would have picked it up otherwise. I never really got into it. The entire time I was reading it, I kept getting like I missed something. I eventually looked up the summary online, and found that I wasn’t missing the major points, but that the book was just wordy.
A lot of the people in bookclub loved it, and it seemed to be the wordiness that they enjoyed, as descriptive as it was. It was a turn off to me. I. Would only recommend this to someone who had a lot of free time and enjoyed poetry. It was not the book for me, though.
This was a book of just illustrations telling a story. It showed a cat and its owner jumping through to another reality. There are two of them there, along with other things, in a different perspective. It was cute and I’m sure children would enjoy it.