Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Rating: 🍩 (44/50) Recommended for: Grades 5th-7th AR: 4.8 Lexile: 730 The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since … Continue reading Book Review #29: A Monster Calls 🍩
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war, fear, or pain. Everyone is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver. The Giver alone holds the true pains and pleasures of life. Now it's time for Jonas to learn the truth. There is no turning back.
One hill, one valley, one day at a time.
Based on author Jacqueline Woodson's childhood, this is a soulful member told in poems. In vivid free verse, Jacqueline explains her stories, opinions, and experiences. She shares her dreams of becoming a writer, and what it was like to live in a time of segregation.