Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone

The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone

Summary from Goodreads:
A story about a wounded girl and the boy who won't give up on her.

7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school's gymnastics team - but she isn't. She's fun and cute and should have lots of friends - but she doesn't. And there's a dreamy boy who has a crush on her - but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her - so what is it that's holding her back?

Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she's hiding from - and finally get the boy.

Read January 2013

Library Book

3 Stars

My Review:
I liked this story, not the writing.  The writing bothers me enough to give this a 3 star rating rather than 4 stars.  Although this is a book about a middle school student, I don't think it needs to read like the middle schooler wrote it.  Please use better grammar.

The story itself was good and I liked reading about the main character's journey.  I loved "the boy" on Cinnamon Street.  It was a short read, I did it in a day.

Warnings: Talk of Suicide, bullying

I have a middle schooler.  She is 11.  I wouldn't mind her reading about suicide if the writing were better.  The story wasn't so bad, but the writing was just not good enough in this book for me to allow her to read it.  

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