Thursday, January 8, 2009

Book Review #488
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

I did not see why this book won the Newbery Honor.  I was almost completely horrified when I read this story.  Tragic stories can be good and all, if they have a point.  My copy of the book also had the entire story synopsis on the inside cover flap, which I read to get an overall feel for the book.  And then when I finished the book, I felt like I had been ripped-off.  I had thought the book would develop some of the ideas the synopsis didn't cover, but it just repeated everything.  I was not impressed with this book, and I was sorry I had read it; not a good combo.  I would definitely Not recommend this book.

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