The Dreamer (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)
Publish date: 2010-04-01
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I just finished the book and I am still trying to wrap my mind around this wonderful piece of work I just read. The only thing I can think of right now is.. How is this book for middle grade readers? This book has so much sorrow in it, it hurts but it also has so much hope. The innocence of our main...
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I wanted to love it, or at least like it. Becoming Naomi Leon was a favorite book from last year. I just couldn't get into it. The Dreamer was such a dreamy character, I had a hard time grasping a hold of him.
Maybe my craziness shows when I say this book seemed like it would be nearly impossible to do well, but I am going to be completely honest. The idea of a fictionalized biography sounds like just about the worst type of book in history. It is hard to make an interesting story that can basically be de...