Monday, April 13, 2009

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams


This book was suggested for inclusion on our blog but I do not have a copy of it in hand to jot down the first sentence. If anyone has a copy and wants to let me know the first sentence, I'll be happy to jot it down here, otherwise -- be patient -- I'll put it in as soon as our Library receives the book or the ARC is returned.


Publisher: HarperCollins; 336 pages

6 comments:

Mary said...

Peter writes:

"This book was awesome! I really enjoyed how the plot moved along and I really liked how everything unravelled in the last 10 pages. It was very suspenseful and I really liked the main character. This is a story where the moral is very obvious and I liked that because it is sometimes hard for me to find morals in stories nowadays. I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to everyone.

lnmicoon said...

I liked reading the book more than I liked the ending.

Jan Dohner said...

This book is reviewed at gr 9 and up. I loved Down the Rabbit Hole, but I think this title is probably too advanced for Newbery. Perhaps Printz?

Jill said...

I agree with Jan that this book may not be appropriate for Newbery. I also agree with Inmicoon that the book as a whole was good, but the ending was extremely predictable and slightly disappointing in my opinion. Not at the top of my list for Newbery or Printz.

Kris said...

A fun read, but I wouldn't classify it as great literature. I would agree with the others that the audience falls above the age-range for Newbery.

Ken said...

There is no way this is Newbery material-- in the first 30 pages the F word appears twice and there's implied sex (fade to black kind of thing). Printz Award material for sure.