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On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
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A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
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Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
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With a Name like Love
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Guest Blogger: "Freak The Mighty" by Rodman Philbrick

(Re-read blog when finished with book)

This year I am going to be having guest bloggers. The first one blogging, is someone that I have been promising this opportunity to for a long time. My 12 year old daughter will be my guest today. She has inherited my disease and is also a voracious reader. Sometimes, I wonder what I have created, when I want her to be doing homework and she is upstairs reading instead. It is so hard to be angry with her about reading, while I am standing there with a book in my hand. You can see how this is a good and a bad thing.

Today, she will be blogging about a book that she read in her 7Th
grade Language Arts class. I will turn this over to her now.

Hi! I'm Elise! The book I'll be reviewing today is called Freak the Mighty. In this book is a wonderful story full of imagination and real world scenarios. (Pardon my large vocabulary.)
The first character we meet is Max. Max is about my age, but not nearly as bright. He is the voice of the book .(The one telling the story for those who don't know.) Max makes friends with a kid named Freak. But he first thought that Freak wanted to kill him.

"... Anyhow before I can say a word he pulls the trigger on that crutch and makes a weapon noise, and he goes,"Then die, earthling, die!" I motor out of there without saying a word. Because I'm pretty sure he really means it. The way he points that crutch is only part of it. You have to see the look in his eye. Man, that little dude really hates me. He wants me to die!"
If you were, or are in a Learning Disabilities class, then you know
how it was to be Max. However, if you were, or are intelligent
beyond your years, you are more like Freak.
Either way, I know you will love this book.

And that's the truth, the whole truth.

The unvanquished truth.


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7 comments:

  1. How fun to post on your mom's blog! You did a great review! I'll have to check out this book. I love reading middle grade and YA stories! Keep up the good work and keep reading!

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  2. Great review, Elise :) Keep up the reading! :)

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  3. Sounds like a great book, and you're a good reviewer!

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  4. I liked how you added an excerpt of the book to show your point. Good review. Tell your mom I could be a guest blogger sometime if she needs more.

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  5. Guest bloggers are so fun and you did a super job, Elise. I've seen this book and wondered about the strange title--now I'm intrigued. Thanks for the review.

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  6. Thanks for the review! I know my boys have all loved this book. They've told me a little about it. Nice job.

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  7. Nice review! I liked the book too.

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