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Erin Bow

Autor/a de Plain Kate

12 obres 1,859 Membres 166 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Obres de Erin Bow

Plain Kate (2010) 708 exemplars
The Scorpion Rules (2015) 561 exemplars
Sorrow's Knot (2013) 190 exemplars
The Swan Riders (2016) 149 exemplars
Simon Sort of Says (2023) 129 exemplars
Stand on the Sky (2019) 96 exemplars
Children of Peace 11 exemplars
Seal Up the Thunder (2005) 7 exemplars
Il dominio dello scorpione (2016) 1 exemplars
The Swan Riders 1 exemplars


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Gr 5 Up—Simon and his family move to a small town after a horrific tragedy, but things like PTSD and the press
refuse to be made part of the past. This realistic fiction title is equal parts hilarious and heartfelt, with strong,
supportive characters and themes of friendship and trauma.
BackstoryBooks | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Apr 1, 2024 |
Simon and his parents move to a new town after major trauma, though Simon likes to tell people it was because of the Alpaca Incident. It's Simon's goal to fly under the radar, but Agate, his new best friend, convinces him that what they really need to do is to spoof a message from aliens, directed at the scientists at a nearby research facility. Also, goat birth, a murderous peacock, and a holy squirrel.

As you can sort of tell from that description, this is a wacky story of friendship and PTSD, interspersed with questions of faith and death, and a multitude of disgusting facts. You might not think that this would work, but let me assure you, it does. This book is funny and endearing, and accessible to both kids and adults.… (més)
foggidawn | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |
Endearing, quirky characters.
Tragic middle.
More sex jokes than average for a middle grade title.
Cover looks like a 4th grade appeal, content 7th and up for sure.
Really beautiful portrayal of friendships and autism.
100% cried at the happy ending.
mslibrarynerd | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2024 |
Personally, this book felt healing for me, like exposure therapy, because I have intense anxiety around school shootings. I admired the humor, the heart, the complexity of feelings, and the character development. It made me feel hopeful. I loved the puppy. I appreciated the role Catholicism plays in the story. And the science! There's a lot to love about this book.

To put on my literary criticism hat, I'm unsure how well this will stand up to scrutiny when you get past the initial emotional response. The plot hinges on there being no internet in town because of the National Radio Quiet Zone. But if there are landline telephones, couldn't there be wired/Ethernet internet and cable television? Also, it didn't seem realistic to me to blame Kevin's scientist mom for outing Simon as The Boy Who Lived. Simon thinks he's recognized immediately by his homeroom teacher. Couldn't she have been the one to share his full backstory?

It's also tricky to talk about this book because it's clearly set up to slowly reveal that Simon survived a school shooting, but that premise is written right on the book jacket. So it's not a surprise to the reader, but it would be so much better plot-wise if it were. So, yeah, tricky. It's a twist that can't be a twist. A necessary spoiler.

I would put this book in the same category as [b:Fighting Words|48945757|Fighting Words|Kimberly Brubaker Bradley||73825464]. They are both beautifully written books about very difficult subjects. Both books seem to want to show young readers that we are not defined by our trauma.
… (més)
LibrarianDest | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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