Saint Paul, MN, United States | Member Since 2008
Yes, this was a highly engaging book that I think my middle school struggling readers would enjoy. There is something for both girls and boys.
Any book where the main character has to battle evil in order to protect his family and friends.
This narrator does a fabulous job. The characters are read superbly.
It made we purchase the next in the series. I just started that last night on the ride home. I am thinking about using these in class next fall.
Great read. Wish I would have know about it when in came out. Didn't find out until we read all the Hunger Game series.
Yes, there were lots of ideas in this book that I will want to return too.
I enjoyed when the author was talking about shopping in retail stores and how to make a profit doing that.
I am not sure if I have listened to this narrator before or not.
Nothing was really moving.
This was such a great story. It was authentic and gave so much insight into what was going on during this time period in the US.
When the kids took action against the bus of white students.
She does a wonderful job capturing the sense of the time and each characters personalities.
Mama - she had soul, strength and attitude. What a courageous lady.
I never read this book as a student growing up. I passed it over for years as a teacher but boy am I glad I read. I have already recommended it to students.
I have only listened to this book so I cannot judge but the audio book was fabulous.
August of course. What a courageous soul. He makes you want to do better for others.
I love when his classmates come to his rescue in the woods. That was a very powerful moment.
August the boy who taught others to be humane.
Super book for girls and boys. My reluctant reader of a nephew (13) read the book and loved it. It has something for everyone and gives you great perspective.
I was worried this would be another teen drama fest but I was wrong. As an educator it made me hyper aware of the power our words have. I think everyone should think about how their actions or lack of action affects others around us.
Worth the read.
I loved this book and I am pretty picky. I teach middle school reading and wanted to preview a few books for my reluctant readers. Wow, I loved this book on its own. I have recommended this book to several students and they are enjoying it also.
Finding joy in the face of disaster.
It made me prouder to work with teenagers.
Great characters, I would want them as friends.
This was a superb follow up to Divergent. This book keeps you on the edge of your chair.
Trish - she is trying to figure so much out and be true to herself and honor her family.
She did a wonderful job.
Be careful if you read this while you are driving. You might not mind being stuck in traffic.
This was a great book. We listened to it and fell in love with the characters, the time period, and relived some of the heart ache of growning-up.
Zachary Beaver was an interesting guy.
Typically wonderful! I love these books for pure enjoyment. I wish it didn't take her so long to write each book. I would like a new one each month!
Great story and well done in the audio version. Liked by adults and children alike.
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