I haven't started this book but have heard rave reviews. Testing blog posting with this comment.
I read this book over the weekend. I had a student who read it last week and said she stayed up really late finishing it! I think the setting plays a major role in this book. In some books, setting isn't as important but in this one it was a crucial part of the plot.
I agree with you Jennifer! :)
I read Maybe a Fox this last weekend. I could not stop reading it until I finished it. Some books do that to you. I was in an incredibly sad mood because a good friend’s young son recently died. This book looks at death and our reactions to death. It portrays death metaphorically through nature. Appelt is a master at using the natural world's elements to convey deep human emotion. Powerful storytelling. Deeply sad, and powerful. This is really a book for middle school and up - adults, too. Definitely a Newbery contender.
I enjoyed this book because of the mystery. I like how Jules and Senna can communicate so well because they can read each others minds.
I enjoyed this book just a bit to much I just finished it yesterday and I stayed up just thinking about it. I also have a theory, I personally think that Senna is Sylvie. I think this because Senna recognized Jules's sent, and at the end of the book the woman with the reddish brown hair told Senna "my baby" and I believe that is Jules and Sylvie's mother so that is why I believe that Senna is Sylvie.
P.S. Cheers to Kathi Apelt and Allison McGhee
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