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I listened to it this week because I'm waiting for a long audiobook to come in so I can't start a full-on story right now. I prefer listening to stories over music when I'm doing my job less of a chance I'll burst into song in the middle of a quiet room.
Also, cuts down on chair dancing which, from what I hear, isn't a safe workplace activity so I've decided the solution to my waiting period is to listen to middle grade books.
They rarel This was on my Overdrive wishlist and I have no idea why. They rarely take longer than 2 days to complete and I get to partake in reading at a level I don't usually read.
This book is 10 years old this year. Except for Evan's iPod desire, it holds up really well.
I'm not sure why it took me a decade to get to this, it's a phenomenal story. It covers all kinds of territory, from sibling rivalry to struggles in relating with other humans to math to business enterprises to community to friendship Book report here i stand a family and it all goes together seamlessly, not making a big to-do out of any one issue.
There aren't even any people parts on the cover so a reader isn't biased as to who these people may be. Evan is bitter that his 2nd-grade sister, Jessie, will be skipping 3rd grade to join him in 4th grade after summer break. Evan's an incredible big brother and has tailored a lot of his time and communication to his younger sister who has difficulties understanding people, emotions, and the nuances of human interaction.
She relies on him to help her navigate the world around her but the thing is, Evan needs his own space, too, and now the one space he has is going to include his charming, brilliant, but needy sister. A fight ensues and it leads to a war of lemonade stands in which the sibling who has earned the most money by the end of summer 5 days away wins and gets the other sibling's earnings, as well.
You know this isn't going to end with one kid winning and the other losing. You also know they're going to have to work out their issues. That's just how these stories go.
But the in-between, the path through lemonade stands to reconciliation, it's beautiful. The sibling anger herein is tangible and realistic.
He's caring and loving but has also had it with being the stellar big brother and when he finds out that his smarter-than-him sister will be joining him in class in the coming school year, his good sense and patience fly out the window and he freaks out, taking everything out on his sister.
Then we've got Jessie who is logical, a math genius and who also excels at being patient when explaining to others things that come so naturally to her.
However, she can't understand in reverse; she takes words at face value, doesn't get when kids are being subtly mean to her, and can't seem to make any friends.
She's so frustrated with her normally understandable and understanding brother's cold behavior. I am the oldest sibling and I was the smartest, school-wise, so this particular dynamic didn't happen to me.
However, I did feel the sting of carting around younger siblings when I wanted to play with my friends, of sharing resources, and of petty jealousies so I got what was going on between these two. I think this story could be a source of comfort to a lot of frustrated siblings, both older and younger.
I loved how each kid's talents were showcased. Evan's not as sympathetic because he knows better but, at the same time, he's reached his limit and that's a relatable situation. Jessie's trying as hard as she can and she's got great ideas and is a whiz at problem solving but she's super needy.
The kids don't have to come to the realization that they work better together, though they do work well together. They already know this. I hope kids who read this feel more and more uncomfortable as Evan and Jessie become vicious toward one another. It's great to see how far kids can be pushed when they're set on winning and how vindictive they can become in the name of being right.
I think adults often miss that in-between, wondering why kids sometimes go from being happy-go-lucky straight to crazy but this illustrates that path beautifully and I hope young readers can feel when the line from competition to plain-old wrong is crossed.
I had one minor gripe about something not tied up on the end but it looks like that's addressed in the next book so I'm looking even more forward to reading that one Gabe and I were talking about this one over dinner last night, about how charmed I am with this story.Sep 02, · How to Write a Book Report.
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Dec 05, · By His Spirit ~ Reflections of a Female Seminary Graduate Book Review – Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther – Roland H.
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Here I Stand: A life of Martin Luther. Third Printing Hardback March Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC, Bainton’s Here I Stand is a chronologically arranged biography of Martin Luther’s life which seeks to show his philosophy and ideas for the reform of the Catholic Church without.
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