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Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Luz Sees the Light by Claudia Davila

Luz Sees the Light by Claudia Davila.

Luz Sees the Light by Claudia Davila

Kids Can Press
Publication Date: August 2011
List Price: $16.95
ISBN-13: 9781554535811

Review: Salvaging Earth has become a focal point in people's lives, and Luz's has no exception. In Luz Sees the Light, Luz helps her city realize that Earth should be one of their main priorities. Luz's town has been having black outs lately because of the amount of power usage. Meanwhile the new kid next door, Robert, is really freaking out because he is a computer geek, and his computers are his life. Luz knows that she must do something. Luz at first is criticized by her friends; they tell her that she has a crazy idea, but they soon realize her idea is an amazing idea. Then Luz's city comes together to make an old unused parking lot into a lively hangout.

Luz Sees the Light is an amazing read and filled with fun. I enjoyed the characters because they are realistic. Robert is a computer geek which we seem to have a lot of those because technology is such a focal point in people's lives today. Robert is a boy Luz's age that moves in next door to her, Robert freaks out when he learns that Luz's city has lately been experiencing black out. How will this affect this computer?!?Also, although Luz is the heroine of the story, she is realistic because she behaves just lke a child- completely forgetting what her mother says within a matter of minutes', in a matter of seconds. Another one of Luz's friend Anika is the friend that is sweet and nice to others, and everyone has one of those kinds of friends sometime in their life too.

I rate Luz Sees the Light 10 out of a 10 because it is an amazing read for kids of all ages. All of the characters are so realistic. Also it is fun to read because it is a graphic novel that is both enjoyable to read and to see. The amazing drawings really make the entire story come to life. What I mean by that is that the characters are visible so you can see how they look and it's easy to follow along. Another reason is because the characters are right in front of you to see. It is great because it's about what is happening right now in our planet Earth. For example, even in the book they are developing ways to make the world a better place for everyone. The last couple of pages can teach kids a simple way to start compost pile which can especially help if you have a garden in your backyard. It can teach kids about ways to help the Earth; even book characters are helping our planet! Those are the best reasons for giving Luz Sees the Light a 10 out of 10 rating.

Review written by Mia (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Raab Associates for providing a copy of Luz Sees the Light for this review.

Have you read Luz Sees the Light? How would you rate it?

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