"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

05 February 2016

Read Between the Lines

Knowles, Jo. Read Between the Lines. Candlewick Press, 2015.

Every chapter in this book is its own story, and each story is connected to the others.  Each story features a character who is given the finger by someone else, and by the end of the story it is obvious how all of these seemingly random events connect to each other.

I could see teens enjoying these individual stories, especially with the addition of the obscene hand gesture, but this wasn't a story with an obvious plot at all, which makes it difficult to describe. There wasn't much of a story going on at all, but I would still recommend this book to teens, especially those who are reluctant to read longer works and may wish to visit only one of the short stories.  I would hope one of those stories would hook the reader and draw them in to the rest of the book.

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: language
Overall Rating: 2/5 stars

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