Review by msiduri
September, 18 2013
Pros: Well-written, humor, depicts sweet friendship
Review by ckfashionista
March, 21 2013
Pros: Poignant story, memorable characters, great metaphors for life
Cons: May upset some sensitive young readers, but also teaches valuable lessons
Review by kairosdreaming
May, 20 2011
Review by keithpruitt
November, 14 2007
Pros: An emotional journey with great connections.
Cons: Miss Edmunds, language gets salty in places
Review by countess_eva
July, 11 2007
Pros: Great characterizations, effecting moral, wonderful story, life changing.
Cons: Only 128 pages, poor writing style, inferior illustrations.
Review by heathhick
July, 11 2007
Pros: wonderful storyline, great comfort book, great for kids
Cons: the story ends on a sad note
Review by cradical88
April, 09 2007
Pros: moving story, emotional read, memorable characters, rich in life's lessons
Review by athensmama
March, 24 2007
Pros: Excellent story!
Cons: Addresses some difficult topics. Children may need some discussion with parents.
Review by panguitch
February, 26 2007
Pros: Exposes children to strong emotions. Yes, that's a pro.
Cons: The missteps are minor.
Review by qtpie1818
February, 19 2007
Pros: *Time went by fast..no down time*
Cons: Not as colorful as I expected
Review by carstairs38
January, 22 2007
Pros: Sensitively deals with hard subject
Cons: Might upset some in the target audience
Review by befus
September, 28 2006
Pros: Beautiful story; memorable characters; rich in life lessons
Cons: Final chapters emotionally heavy (though cathartic); you'll want to assess child's readiness for topic
Review by playchina
November, 15 2002
Pros: the creation of Jess and Leslie puts Paterson atop the authors'list
Review by naphtalia
April, 25 2002
Pros: Beautifully written book about acceptance of self and others
Cons: Maybe too emotional for some readers
Review by pandahugger
March, 21 2002
Pros: Very emotional, amazing plot, endearing characters.
Review by robinmichele
December, 05 2001
Pros: gut wrenching good writing
Review by Redlass
October, 18 2001
Pros: Incredibly moving story that is replete in lessons without preaching.
Cons: It is emotionally wrenching.
Review by yort
July, 18 2001
Pros: A good book with a tragic ending.
Cons: Not that I can think of.
Review by pantazis5
December, 03 2000
Pros: a great read, will open the floor for many discussions
Review by willbradbury
November, 09 2000
Review by jenninca
September, 30 2000
Pros: Moving story, excellent writing, characters you can relate to
Cons: It's on the top 10 most-often-banned books list?!?!