Monday, April 27, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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This book is on the Bluebonnet list for 2015-2016. At FWC we read all of these books and even use 15 of the 20 as our Quest for the Crown books. This one is definitely on the Quest list for next year!

Such a fun, sweet book. Everyone knows the feeling of being left out, of having a misunderstanding with a friend. Everyone knows what it feels like to have a true friend who sticks with you through it all and gives us the strength to be ourselves.  

This book is broken into alternating points of view, Quinny’s and Hopper’s. Quinny’s chapters remind me strongly of Junie B. Jones. Hopper is much quieter and thoughtful.

Genre: Realistic

AR level: 4.0

Grade appropriate: 2nd and up
Overall: 5/5-- Precious!

Creativity: 5/5

Characters: 5/5-- Quinny and Hopper are every man. Everyone’s got a little Quinny and a little Hopper in them and everyone has felt the way they feel in this book!

Engrossing: 5/5-- a quick fun read.

Writing: 5/5

Appeal to kids: 5/5-- Fans of Junie B. who are outgrowing her books will love Quinny & Hopper.

Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5

Language: none

Sexuality: none

Violence: none-- Quinny IS a green belt in tae kwan doe… And she might have to fend off mean girls who are trying to get her to kiss a boy at recess.

Drugs/Alcohol: none

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