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Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: The New Kid by Mavis Jukes

The New Kid by Mavis Jukes.

The New Kid by Mavis Jukes

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 2011
List Price: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9780375858796

Review: Have you had to move schools and loose all your friends? Well Carson, The New Kid, has had to deal with this situation. His father had to transfer jobs to a different location, so Carson had to leave all your friends and his school that he was so used to. This book is mainly about the troubles of Carson who has just moved to a new school.

Carson has moved to a new town in Northern California by his father, where he'll be The New Kid in class. He is alone and friendless except for his stuffed animal Moose. As Carson gets adjusted to his new surroundings, some mishaps start to occur. The class pet, a rat named Mr. Nibblenose, goes missing. Then his only friend, Moose, goes missing. He is not sure of what to think of his new friend, Weston who gets in a lot of trouble. He likes Nancy who helps him in Computer Class. Carson has to adjust to life-changing experiences. See and somehow figure out who really has been taking the items out of the classroom.

I would recommend The New Kid as it would help kids get through experiences of moving, changing schools etc. It puts a lighter side to hard to deal with experiences that any child might encounter. I would give this a 5 out of 5. Even though it has a rating of 5 out of 5, I would recommend this book to kids who are about 8 and 9. I gave The New Kid a 5 out of 5 because the book had a well developed story and plot. I really liked the character Carson since he was a boy and sort of was like me. The only thing about the book that I didn't like was that it was not meant for me and as I said before it is meant for 8 and 9 years olds, but everything else in the book is awesome.

Review written by Cesco (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The New Kid for this review.

Have you read The New Kid? How would you rate it?

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