Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering Mrs. Rossi -- Amy Hest

This book was . . . cute, I suppose. I wasn't very fond of it.

Hest tries very hard to capture the voice of an eight year old, but children are usually more eloquent than writers expect them to be, and she fails miserably in her attempt. The main character, Annie, is a brat, and while I sympathize with the loss of her mother, I found it very hard to like her. The supporting characters and the natural naivety of Annie were the only things that made it worthwhile.

Younger readers might enjoy this story.

Estimated Reading Level: 3rd grade
Grade: C

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