The author of these four stories is the same author of Life of Pi, and Beatrice and Virgil, both very good books. This book has 4 stories, two of which I enjoy and two others that were so, so. If you are looking for a short book, this book would be OK. Don't expect the same kind of writing he did on his two books I mentioned early. The last story I did chuckled a lot.
I thought the story was never going to get started. I almost quit before the story started to finally began to unfold.. All I have to say is if you listen to this story you better be ready to tap, tap, tap, banana. Trust me don't waste your credit or time.
I know there has been a lot of reviews over the movie Life of Pi. However, I really do enjoy reading Yann Martel works. I must say, I was totally shocked at the ending of the book. Onced it ended, I thought how much it was written in a similar form of Virgel and Betrice. A bit disturbing, yet the story is very interesting and keeps the listener involved. Well worth the time to listen to. If you get a chance listen to Virgel and Betrice, of the two books it is the better one.
No, I would not. However, I will recommend them to my students in 5th grade. Kids are sure to love his wacky writing and sense of humor.
Not sure at this point. I have a lot of books I want to listen to and read. Thinking about a classic like "The Wizard of Oz" or "Gone With The Wind".
None really, I thought the boy was a brat.
No, but there is. However, if I was a 5th grader I would love any follow up books because, that is the type of hummor kids like.
I only got this book to see if I wanted to recommend it to my students. For a quick, fun read for kids its a decent book.
It is among the very top.
I like how the story draws you in the moment you look at the cover. There are also so many twist and turns in the story, that just when you think you have it figured out, you don't.
You can relate to him as a young teenage boy.
No, a bit long for that, but I did listen to it every chance I had.
There is some cussing in the book. I really wanted to share the book and the audio to my 5th grade class was unable to, due to the cussing. So, I am doing the next best thing and reading it aloud to them from my Kindle and skipping the cuss words. This book feels like the Lightning Thief or Harry Potter books. Kids are sure to love it. Just wish the cussing had been left out.
It's about friendship
I liked that the boys remained true to on another. It also had a nice little mystery to go along with it.
no, can't compare
It made me laugh in a few places.
This is a nice little mystery, with a good story line about friendship. Any boy or girl would enjoy reading this book.
I loved this book. I enjoyed the different character being read by different people. I got caught up in each one of their stories. I felt like I really knew everyone personally. I was able to connect to each character..
I don't want to say because I don't want to give anything away.
The main characters were read by different narrators. Makes you feel like each person is telling you their own story.
Really each character is memorable because as I said since it is read by a different narrator you see each person as they really are. It is told in first person.
I enjoyed the story very much. Full of laughter, tears, and heartbreak. Yet it shows that no matter what race you are, all races can come together if relationship are nurtured.
It had a differnt spin than some of the other young adult books I have read over the last year.
I wasn't full of a whole lot of romance, just enough to keep things interesting.
I can't say, don't want to give any part of the book away.
No, not really. Unless we talk about what her uncle did for her.
A very good young adult read.
I really enjoyed listening to it, don't know if I would listen to a second time.
Yes, I had to keep track of all the players. I did get confused a few times and had to relisten to parts. Very good plot though.
I am afraid to say, because I don't want to ruin the book for someone else.
I thought it was a very good book. I liked the first on better, but I still would recommend the book.
Loved it the first go around. I don't know if I would listen to again, but I really did enjoy it.
I am afraid if I said I would give a surprise away.
Again, I don't want to give anything away.
Very much wanted to, but much to long to be able to.
Great book, a must read that should be put on your list.
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