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.