The All You Can Read Buffet
School Librarian Mrs. Vaughan
Come In, Browse the Newest Titles in Your Library
When you read a Truman Nominate book, complete the test, pass with a 70% or better and add your newest book to your reading log, iPhone. Help your grade level win the competition! Which ever grade level reads the most Trumans will win the grand prize. Who will win? 6th graders? 7th Graders? 8th Graders?
Author Visit-8th grade students
Thursday, Oct 30th- 12:00 in the auditorium
The book is getting great reviews and is currently on amazon.com and Barnes & Noble’s bestsellers lists.
Student Book Review by Des, an 8th Grade
Skeeter has dreams to become a writer, the only job the newspaper will give her though is writing a cleaning column she knows nothing about. News from New York changes everything; she receives word from a publisher who has interest in Skeeter’s idea of writing about something that really matters. What it is really like to work as a black maid in the wealthy white homes of Mississippi. The writing of this book brings together the three unlikely friends, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny as they reveal their best and worst memories of being a maid. They together in secret, scared of the wrong person finding out, write the novel in hope of changing Jackson, Mississippi for the better.
Though this story is an untrue, fiction book, Stockett places the characters in a time period and location where these stories could have likely happened. To make the story seem more real, Stockett places real events into the story that correctly match the time period, this includes many marches and deaths. The diction she uses as well allows the reader to hear the characters voices in their head by giving them a southern accent. She realizes that the maids probably only made it to the fifth grade, so although they may not be speaking properly she allows them to still be wise with their experience and knowledge.
I believe that the readers of this book will appreciate the story. It is not only well written, but the story keeps you glued to the book. It puts many things into perspective, and for the first real time you can see what it was like for these women during this time period, the good and the bad. “The Help”, is a worthy read, the reader will not be disappointed.
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Student Book Review by Abby, a 7th Grader
Almost Perfect is a must read. Logan lives in a small town in Missouri. Him and his girlfriend that dated for over a year just broke up after he found out she was cheating on him. Logan had a hard time trying to get over his ex-girlfriend until he met this new girl at his school named Sage. Since he lives in such a small town it is very rare to get a new student. But, when Sage joins his biology class they instantly have feelings for each other. But Sage starts acting really strange. Sage is not all what she claims to be.