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Morse Pond Review: Prisoner 88

9781580895606Prisoner 88

Leah Pileggi

Charlesbridge Publishing

$16.95

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Prisoner 88, a great book by Leah Pileggi, is filled with heart and always has you thinking. The main character, Jake, a ten year old boy, wound up in prison by protecting his Pa. Going to prison when he was ten was not the easiest. It wasn’t because he was leaving his Pa, it was because the other prisoners did not treat him right. It took a little while for Jake to settle in. He was a bit unsure of things. He worked with the hogs and, because he was so young, the prison provided him with school. Throughout his few years at the prison he learned things he probably never would have otherwise. For Jake coming from where he had come from, prison gave him good things and bad. This book is well-told and is a great historical fiction book.

~Liadan, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Prisoner 88

9781580895606Prisoner 88

Leah Pileggi

Charlesbridge Publishing

$16.95

Available now

Prisoner 88 by Leah Pileggi is a great book about a brave boy named Jake. He’s been through a lot for his age, winding up in prison by protecting his Pa. In prison not everyone likes a young boy like Jake around. He makes some friends and some enemies. This book has a surprising end and keeps you thinking what will happen next.

~ Ella, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Prisoner 88

9781580895606

Prisoner 88

Leah Pileggi

Charlesbridge

$16.95

Available now

Prisoner 88 by Leah Pileggi is a book for kids who likes stunning events surrounded by some yelling and bossing around. It is about a boy who shoots somebody and gets caught. Then, he is sent to jail for a few years. He has to deal with old men getting in fights with him and getting bossed around a lot. He gets assigned a job from the Warden to get the pigs to grow to be nice and healthy for the lunch room everyday. Every week he gets asked how the pigs were doing. He has to say ‘’good’’ or ‘’bad.’’ If he says bad, he does not get paid and someone else get assigned the job. After a year or so he gets the routine down, wakes up feeds the pigs, and has a bacon and salad lunch. Soon, it is his last year. So he gets his hopes so high he could explode, but unfortunately the warden keeps him there. If you like books with hard, rough, violent, suspenseful moments, then this is the book for you. So, if you like it come out and get one!

~ Conner, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Prisoner 88

9781580895606Prisoner 88

Leah Pileggi

Charlesbridge Publishing

$16.95

Available now

This book was fantastic. It’s about a ten year old boy named Jake. He shot a man named Mr. Bennett. He was sent to a prison named Idaho Penitentiary. He was there for 5 years. The author was Leah Pileggi. I would recommend this book to people who love action. I’m ten years old, too. I had a connection with Jake.

~ Cameron, age 10

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Morse Pond Review: Prisoner 88

9781580895606Prisoner 88

Leah Pileggi

Charlesbridge Publishing

$16.96

Available now

This book is great. It is about a young boy named Jake. He shot a man named Mr. Bennet. He was sent to a prison named Idaho Penitentiary. He has some friends named Mr. Nance, Mr. Shin, the warden and others. He makes his way through the prison getting used to it. He was there for five years and gets very good food. This is a story I’m sure everyone will love. So if you like action and suspense, this is the book for you. The author, Leah Pileggi, is a fantastic writer.

~ Monroe, age 10

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