Room 105--Miss Stretchberry
I don't want to
don't write poetry.
I tried. Can't do it.
This is the story of Jack
who finds his voice
with the help of
A book written in poetry focusing on the death of a beloved dog (not much of a spoiler--that the dog died is super obvious from the beginning)? I HATE IT. I mean. It's original, and it's cool how this kid grows in confidence and learns that poetry is for everybody.
But I hate books where animals die. They are so sweet and innocent, and why would the focus of any book be about their death!? I much prefer to stay in my naive wonderland where animals never die.
So yes, this book is very well done. I think people who are less of animal lovers (or less tender-hearted) than me would like it very much.
However, this is the exact opposite of the kind of book I like. So. Lower points.
Three out of five yellow pieces of paper.
Release Date: March 2003
Reading Level: Grade 4+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: BLUESTEM