As the Page Turns

Book reviews from Mrs. Dougherty's class


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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorrain Hansberry

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 160

Review by: Elijah

What my book is about:
This book is about a family going through a stereotype path with other people. Walter Lee tries to provide for his family, but his family ignore him.

The character I felt most strongly about:
Walter Lee because he wanted to produce for hiss family

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Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Bradley

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆, okay
Total number of pages: 360

Review by: Riya

What my book is about:
Beverly, Madison, Harriet and Eston are Thomas Jefferson’s children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their Father’s identity a secret They get treated better than other salves. They all will be freed when each one turns 21 .

The character I felt most strongly about:
I thinks that Maddie was very confused that his father had sold his best friend to someone else, but he was also very caring and offered him good treatment when he had hurt himself badly in the carpenter shop. I feel similar way to Maddie. His father was the owner of the words “All men are created equal”, but he himself owned slaves.

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Invasion by Walter Dean Myers

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 212

Review by: Terrance

What my book is about:
Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future. Their whole lives are ahead of them going to their first war is going to be something. Marcus Perry isn’t really shown throughout the book.

The character I felt most strongly about:
Josiah Wedgewood because he is a 19 year old boy going to go to his first war ever and he doesn’t know what awaits him. Lots of friends and comrades died as he saw each of them get killed.

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the absolute true diary of a part time Indian by sherman alexie

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 60

Review by: terryn

What my book is about:
this book is about a boy named junior and he is a Indian that lives in the rez. the rez is a place where only indians live and they are all supposedly poor. junior is having a hard time there because everyone bullies him.

The character I felt most strongly about:
in this book juniors best friend, his name is rowdy is most important to me. the reason for this is because he really cares for junior but in the book something happens and it really hurts him and he starts acting rude towards junior.

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Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆, an all-time favorite
Total number of pages: 278

Review by: Janelle

What my book is about:
Ida Mae Jones has a big dream to fly. Her dad has been flying and has his license and own plane. After he passed away she wanted to follow in his footsteps.

The character I felt most strongly about:
I felt most strongly about Ida Mae because she is the main character. She had a big passion and it was to fly for the WASP, which is a girl training base for women who want to fly in the war. She is a colored women but since her father was white and mother was black she has more of her daddy’s side so she passes as a white woman.

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Come August, Come Freedom by Gigi Amateau

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 231

Review by: Santonio

What my book is about:
Gabriel is 24 years old and he is a slave that thinks all slaves should be free. He starts something that he calls “The Business”. He goes around getting other slaves trying to make an army to fight the white people.

The character I felt most strongly about:
Gabriel because he was the slave that got a lot of the slaves to believe that they should be free. He also believed that all slaves should know how to read and write their names.

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