I haven’t written a blog post in nearly two weeks. Yikes! I’ve struggled the last few days trying to figure out how to kickstart this thing. I’ve settled on a short and sweet book review.
I only give myself 10 minutes to write these reviews. 10 minutes of writing and one minute to revise.
I read Tim Federle’s 5, 6, 7 Nate! on my plane ride home from The Rose Bowl. I loved every page.
About 175 pages in I thought about how it doesn’t really matter to me what is going on in this book. Tim does a marvelous job weaving strorylines together. The action rises, it falls, great climax…blah. blah. blah. He can flat out tell a story.
I am so in love with Tim’s characters that I would read a book about them doing pretty much nothing. Nate and company could hang out, with no conflict, and I would be perfectly happy. I love everything about Nate. He feels so authentic, so unique, so real.
5, 6, 7 Nate! is a book that will make the readers in your classroom laugh, cry, cheer, and reflect. It’s an important book. It’s a well written book. It’s a book that belongs and longs to be in every 5-8thish grade library in the country.
Buy the book. Read the book. Share the book. I bet you’ll fall in love with the characters just like I did.
(Review written in 8 minutes 34 seconds)