Bridge to Terabithia starts out with Jess Aarons practicing for school recess races, but ends up being mostly about friendship. Everything else is gravy. And, to throw in another food metaphor, like a hearty stew there is a whole lot of everything else. Katherine Paterson has included most everything I'd expect to find in a book for young people.…
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If it weren't for the writing, I might have enjoyed Flawed Dogs The Novel by Berkeley Breathed. Its message, like that of Breathed's picture book, is one everyone should read. But where the picture book conveys this message through cute illustrations and whimsical verse, the novel warps this message through bitter heroes, violent storyline, and a writing style that is sometimes painful to read.
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Berkeley Breathed's picture book Flawed Dogs is so good, it deserves to be framed. But don't, because you'll want to reread it until its pages are ragged and taped with adoration.
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What are you passionate about? Who supports your interest? Have you ever been an activist? In Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry, Annie Johnston loves horses. So does her family and her future husband. One day after spying a cattle truck of horses more dead than alive, Annie became an activist. This is her story. What's even more noteworthy is that Annie Johnston, affectionately known as "Wild Horse…Continue
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