Earlier this month, Amanda asked, "You didn't ask me what book I liked for this month." I told her that it wasn't the third Tuesday yet, but I'd let her write up a review for the book she had just finished that she knew would be her favorite.
So yesterday afternoon she sat down and wrote her review. I'm going to leave it as is -- font, color and all.
Guest review from Amanda, age 10 11/12:
I read two good books this month. The first was Turnabout by one of my favorite authors Margaret Peterson Haddix**. Its about two 100 year old women who are offered the chance to get younger. Who wouldn't say yes??????So, after many experiments, they are injected with a chemical that makes you get younger every year.
After 85 years there is a problem. One girl gets an email from a mysterious woman, and they don't know what will happen next.
Another good book I read was Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem. I liked it because it had good details.
**Note from Mom: Margaret Peterson Haddix has a cool website with discussion questions for many of her books, including this one.
I also remembered to ask Kyle (age 5) this month, and he wants to recommend I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry. This book caught my eye, because the lovely librarians had set it out on top of the bookshelves (I'm SO glad that they do that to highlight some books. Otherwise I'm lost). This book is oversized, bright, with only a few words on each page. Perfect for Kyle. It's also a little silly, which is always a hit.
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