The Summer of the Swans
Publish date: April 21st 2005
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
Overall I enjoyed the story, I just would have wished for a deeper character development.
I was not impressed with this book at all. The main character complained the whole time and got on my nerves. It's hard to imagine this book won the 1971 Newbery Medal.
I re-read this book that I loved so much as a child. Basically, this book is perfect. The trend in children's books now is that you have to grab the reader by the throat in the opening line and have non-stop action. But this gentle, contemplative book is of its time (the '70s) and is essentially cha...
I remembered this book late last night, but couldn't recall the name. I must have read it a half dozen times as a kid, maybe because I identified with the older sister, being an older sister myself. It's a typical "learn a lesson, learn to love your family" story, but it has stuck with me for over 3...
Sara is not enjoying her summer. She feels like she is on the other end of a teeter-totter, with a companion determined to jerk her here and there. Her family is difficult and she can’t seem to get along with them, especially her troubled brother, Charlie. It is only when Charlie gets lost while sea...
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