Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Book Review #998
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

I kept expecting this story to get better, but it never did. I did not see the point of this book or why I should feel overly sorry for this boy and his family. The story just stretched out in a listless manner that made me want to give up, and I would have, but the book was so short I thought I'd keep reading (plus it was a Newbery Medal). I didn't love the characters and though it portrayed history in a different light I didn't feel like I was learning anything from the novel or characters. The ending was abrupt and I didn't care for how things turned out. I would not recommend this book.

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