L. Kildare

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: Liverpool, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,467,774 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 8
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking, 30 Aug 2007
'The Book Thief' is a book which I may never forget. It is set in Germany during the second world war, narrated by death and it's fascination with the book thief. I was moved to tears several times during the book and it has truly touched me. Having death as the narrator, has given me a different perspective on life. Don't be alarmed by the size of the book, I couldn't put it down. If you like this, read 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.' Simply wonderful.
What Would Joey Do? (Joey Pigza) by Jack Gantos
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More please!, 12 July 2003
'What would Joey do?' is sadly the final book in the Joey Pigza series. As a class teacher, my class and I almost feel as if we know Joey personally and this book is as good as it's predecessors.
Joey has an awful lot to deal with in this book and sees himself as 'Mr Helpful'. He struggles to cope with his ever difficult family life and at times, seems to be the sanest person in the family!!
His relationship with his grandmother develops into something much deeper and I would find it difficult to believe if you are not touched by the very moving death scene which happens later into the novel. (My class were stunned into silence at that point.)
Jack Gantos has created a… Read more
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Corgi Yearling books&hellip by Jack Gantos
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
What a fantastic book! Last summer, I was looking for a new book to try and inspire a class of ten year olds to read. When I picked up 'Joey', I had little idea of what was about to happen in my classroom....
'Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key' is a book like no other. As an adult reader, I thoroughly enjoyed it and often laughed out loud whilst reading it to my class. The children loved the story and were immediately hooked on the many turns that Joey's life took. I don't think I've ever seen reactions like that to any book I've read to children.
It is a story that envokes laughter and sympathy, also giving a real understanding of ADHD. I would strongly recomend this book and… Read more