Monday, September 11, 2017

Ban This Book

Amy is an avid reader - it is her escape from her crazy family.  In fact, she would love to run away just like the characters in her favorite book, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler.  Imagine her surprise then when she finds that her favorite book and others have been removed from the library shelves.  While the school board debates, the eager parent keeps removing books, and the librarian gets fired Amy decides to start a secret library in her locker of all the books that have been banned.  But can Amy truly stand up for what she believes and can she make a difference?

The hardest part about this book was believing that the characters were 4th graders.  I think if they had been 6th graders I could have "bought" it more.  Other than that I enjoyed the book and its message.

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