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The Underneath - Kathi Appelt, David Small
The Underneath
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4.54 130
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416950585 (1416950583)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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The Book High
The Book High rated it
Some Favorite Quotes:Cats are famous for purring. And this is what the calico cat did as she curled up next to Ranger's massive chest, safe and soft. Until he heard it, Ranger had not realized how much he needed this sweet, friendly sound. How much he needed someone to settle in next to him. He ...
Kwoomac rated it
This book had me crying on page one. It's a dark story about an abused dog, an abandoned cat, and her kittens who come together to try to forge a life under the porch of a creepy, damaged man who enjoys killing things. It's powerful and disturbing and there's an awful lot of death for a children's n...
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3.0 The Underneath (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)
A hound dog worn down by life with a mean owner is befriended by a pregnant cat who has been discarded by her owner and everything changes for them both. This book has a mythical East Texas feel with a rattlesnake mother bent on revenge and an enormous alligator and a scarred man full of hate and th...
Christina Katerina
Christina Katerina rated it
4.0 The Underneath (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)
I found this book very evocative and intriguing. Appelt is a beautiful writer--thought I thought her prose could have benefited from being tightened a bit. With such powerful characters and setting, it could have been more impactful if it rambled less. And, while I don't usually worry about this,...
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2.0 The Underneath
I found Appelt's comma-infused writing repetitive and very distracting. The writing, it was so full, round, globular, and it distracted. Distracted, it did. Yes. Very distracted, I was.Aside from that (which actually had me cursing aloud at more than one spot) I found the story to be very Newbery-li...
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