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Morse Pond Review: Ghost Boys

9780316262286Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Available now

Little, Brown Company

$16.99

Ghost Boys is a book about a boy who was playing with a toy gun and a cop “mistaking” him for having a real gun. Each chapter pretty much ends in a cliffhanger.  The middle of the book told the story of Jamal’s life. Jamal in the main character of the book.  The ending is very intense. It wraps up the story very well and I think that was the best part. It was very good.  I could not put it down. I can’t wait to buy it.

~ Andrew, grade 6, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Ghost Boys

9780316262286Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Available now

Little, Brown Company

$16.99

 

Ghost Boys is an amazing story. The fact that all of the events are extremely realistic made it such an emotional tale. Jerome’s friendship with Sara and Carlos, and his close bond with his sister Kim makes him even more realistic. I loved Ghost Boys and would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys current events or a tear-jerking story of racism, friendship, and truth.

~ Anna, grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: Ghost Boys

9780316262286Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Available now

Little Brown Company

$16.99

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes is a sad yet frighteningly true story. It is true because African American kids are being shot all over the U.S.A, but it is not a true story because the main character Jerome is a ghost. We rate this a 4.5 out of 5. This is a must-read for anyone who is in 6th-8th grade, because it is true and they should know what is happening all over their country. It snags you from the very beginning. The first chapter is a cliff-hanger and you want to know the full story.

 

~ Gideon and Brendan, grade 6

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Customer Review: Bayou Magic

BayouMagicBayou Magic 

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

$17.00

Available now

Madison (Maddy) Isabelle Lavalier Johnson is the youngest in a family of a mother and four sisters. They are all used to city life in New Orleans. All four of her sisters have gone to the bayou for the summer with their Grandmère, who they all think is a little bit kooky. They also don’t like bayou life at all, and they really just sit around all summer long.

Maddy is scared to go at first, but she ends up loving her bayou summer!  She also finds out that she inherited the Lavalier family’s special magic trait, and she can do many things that her sisters, and other family members, can’t. She always has something to do, whether it’s swimming with mermaids, summoning fireflies, hanging out with her new friend Bear, or even just exploring the bayou for herself!  This book was a great–and quick– read!  For those that like adventure and magic, and family and friends, Bayou Magic is a great choice for you!


~ Olivia, age 12

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