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Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: R My Name is Rachel by Patricia Feilly Giff

R My Name is Rachel by Patricia Feilly Giff.

R My Name is Rachel by Patricia Feilly Giff

Wendy Lamb Books
Publication Date: August 2011
List Price: $15.99
ISBN-13: 9780375838897

Review: Ever wonder what it is like to live in the time of the Depression? Take an adventure with Rachel and learn all about the bitter life concealed in this time of sadness. R My Name is Rachel, By: Patricia Reilly Giff is a stunning book. It is an exquisitely written novel which I was very much pleased to have read.

The character around which the story revolves is Rachel, a brave and book loving girl who lives in the time of the Great Depression. Her family is forced to move away from the city to a lonely farm in the middle of nowhere. When Rachel's father is forced to leave to find work, Rachel finds herself in charge of her two siblings while her father is away from home. She does not expect some of the hardships she will be forced to endure along the way…

I loved R My Name is Rachel for the story keeps readers hooked while they continued wondering how three kids in the middle of nowhere are going to survive alone. This book informs readers of the hardships others had to face during the Depression while using a playful plot to keep the readers' focus. I recommend this book for readers over 8 years old who enjoy historical fiction. The content is appropriate for children and a very fun yet educational read.

Once again Giff has created another genius novel worthy of an award. Like her previous work it is an exceptional read! You will eagerly want to flip pages until you get to the end where the journey ends but as Rachel would say "Keep looking forward."

Review written by Adele (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of R My Name is Rachel for this review.

Have you read R My Name is Rachel? How would you rate it?

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