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Perry says:. I think this book is very funny and I recommend it to anybody who likes comedy books. For example I thought it was funny when Derek and his friend were throwing fruit grenades at each other. I feel it could have been a little better if they had a little more action in this book. For example when Derek went to learning camp the book really slowed down.
I would recommend this book to people that enjoy comedy and mystery. I love this book and I will continue to read the whole series. Dec 21, Jackie rated it really liked it Shelves: summer , animals-dogs , books , art , children-fiction , friendship , humor. Quite a clever and engaging read, My Life as a Book is humorous and thoughtful. Derek Fallon is labeled a reluctant reader and pulls just about every trick under the sun to avoid the three assigned books for summer reading.
Every kid and good librarians knows that all you have to do is give a kid something he likes and WANTS to read and he'll do it. Derek procrastinates until the end of summer, all the while investigating the death of a young teenage girl some ten years ago on a beach in Martha's Quite a clever and engaging read, My Life as a Book is humorous and thoughtful. Derek procrastinates until the end of summer, all the while investigating the death of a young teenage girl some ten years ago on a beach in Martha's Vineyard. Derek methodically learns that he is somehow involved in her accidental death and he is determined to get to the bottom of it.
Filled with ingenious, stick-figure illustrations this book does actually come alive in the reader's mind. Imagination along the lines of Diary of a Wimpy Kid the antics and practical jokes will have the young reader laughing-out-loud. Yet, this is a book that you cannot put down A real treat for kids and kids-at-heart. Nov 12, Chris T.http://webdisk.openpress.alaska.edu/19974.php
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I thought this book was good. It was about a boy named Derek who got out of school and onto summer break. His teacher Mrs. Williams wants his whole class to read three books over the summer. But Derek hates reading and his mom last year had to give him a chocolate chip each page he read. One day he finds a newspaper about a drowning in Boston. Derek was being babysat by that person when she died. All Derek wanted to do was find out more about her.
During the summer he had to go to a learning camp I thought this book was good. During the summer he had to go to a learning camp. Derek got an email from his grandma one day when he got home from learning camp. It said she would love for him to come visit her. He convinced his mom to go and luckily for him she lived in Boston. Derek ended up learning so much more about the girl who died on the beach in Boston. I enjoyed the book very much and I would recommend it for you to read yourself. I recommend this book for people who like very curios story who really want to know everything that is going on.
Oct 29, Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: middle-grades , realistic-fiction. As a Language ARts and Reading teacher, my number one goal has always been to get students who think they don't like to read, to discover they do like to read. Often it is because they have no say in what they read. Other times it is because it is too difficult for them.
Derek is like this, he likes to read but not what others think he should read. He has been given a summer reading assignment. He is doing everything he can to avoid it. He stumbles across an old trunk in the attic wit As a Language ARts and Reading teacher, my number one goal has always been to get students who think they don't like to read, to discover they do like to read. He stumbles across an old trunk in the attic with a newspaper article about a girl drowning at Martha's Vineyard.
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When he asks his mom about it she brushes the topic aside. Derek won't let it go until he finds out the absolute truth. Along the way to the truth he learns some tricks that will help him along the path to reading. I loved the way the book was set up and the little tips and tricks in there. I know a lot of reluctant readers who will really enjoy this book. Jan 07, Gail rated it it was amazing. I gave this book to my 9 year old grandson for Christmas. He loved it. After he had all of his gifts open he sat down and started reading it.
He has aspergers and he loves to read. I didn't realize that this book was similar to The Wimpy Kids series.
He showed me at the top of the book it mentions the Wimpy Kid books. The cover and title was what drew me to the book and I was pretty sure he would like it. He read it once and than started reading it again. He showed me there is another book like I gave this book to my 9 year old grandson for Christmas. He showed me there is another book like it The Stuntboy.
So I found a copy of that and gave it to him yesterday. He put it in his bed to read after school or before bedtime. Thanks for writing such an awesome book. Are you planning on writing any more like these two books? He thought it was awesome that your 17 year old son drew the pictures for the book.
Jan 13, Sean rated it it was amazing. This book is about a kid that has a summer homework that has something to do with reading and found board so he decided to make his own book with his own adventure. This book is very funny and it is interesting to read. This is highly recommended for all ages. This book has some hard and interesting vocabulary in them and they have a little sketch next to it for every vocab. Nov 11, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. Loved that the author's son was the illustrator. A poignant story about Derek who is not interested in summer reading. He has some pretty amazing experiences that help him to realize that stories are all around.
When he returns to school in the fall, and does his class presentation, it is pretty cool. Dec 05, Hudson R rated it it was amazing. This book is about a 12 year old boy named Derek Fallon and he is so excited that school is finally over. Then his parents drop a bomb and they tell him he has to go to learning camp over the summer.
I give this book five stars because I thought it This book is about a 12 year old boy named Derek Fallon and he is so excited that school is finally over. I give this book five stars because I thought it was really funny and it had a little bit of mystery. I recommend this book to anyone who likes comedy and mystery and to people that liked the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. View 2 comments.
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Aug 12, Carolyn Mcelravy rated it liked it. This is a good story for reluctant readers, although I think the author is too quick to explain everything. Even reluctant readers can infer some of the lessons included in the story. The main character relates the story of his summer from discovering a newspaper article about a girl who drowned to actually finishing one of the books on his summer reading list.
Every reader can relate to at least one character in this narrative. The writing is clean and authentic.