We recently finished reading our book group books. The books read were: Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm, Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell, and Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Here are some snippets from the students’ book reviews that they wrote upon finishing their books.
Our Only May Amelia:
It was really nice how the author adjusted her writing to the accent of May Amelia. -Aliza
Our Only May Amelia is a great book. I learned a lot from it and I hope you can too. -Margot
I think Our Only May Amelia is a good book because it’s like what life was like in 1899 for a Finnish girl on the Nasel River. -Zoe
Sing Down the Moon:
It was an amazing book that showed tremendous detail. -Annabelle
I liked Sing Down the Moon because it had some action in it and a little history in it. The author did a great on putting a lot of detail in it. -Eli I.
An overall review of the book is that it is very interesting and is full of surprises (Elijah of Buxton was also like that), and it is a great book. -Sam
Elijah of Buxton:
I thought Elijah of Buxton was a good book but had a strange ending. -Eli G.
I thought the book was good, just I didn’t really like the ending because there’s no sequel and it never actually said what happened next. -Zachary
Elijah of Buxton is a good book, but not one of my favorites. You could predict what was going to happen from the 11th chapter! -Rebecca
The book Elijah of Buxton was very good, though the problem never seems to be answered. -Hannah
Bridge to Terabithia:
The author had absolutely great wording, plot, climax, and resolution. -Danielle
All in all, Bridge to Terabithia is one of the best books I have ever read! -Jacques
I thought that Bridge to Terabithia was a very sad book. -Lily
Bridge to Terabithia is a sad, happy, and all around good book. -Pazia