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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review: Jump Into the Sky by Shelley Pearsall

Jump Into the Sky by Shelley Pearsall.

Jump Into the Sky by Shelley Pearsall

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2012
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375836992

Review: I did my book report on Jump Into the Sky by Shelley Pearsall, published by Alfred A. Knopf. This is about the life mostly that Levi was living. Also if you are wondering there are no more books in the series at least one that has been made that is getting ready to be published or is published. Now what will happen to Levi in the book? Especially considering he's going into the south and he's colored and the south still doesn't give fair rights to black people. Does anything happen to Levi, what occurs, and will he ever find what he's looking for? Read on to learn more and read the book to learn exactly what happens.

It all started out when Levi, a 13 year old boy, was living in Chicago with his Aunt Odella. Aunt Odella went off of ÒsignsÓ. For example, her dead cactus plant that wasn't supposed to grow again grew fully in 1 day, so she guessed that the war was coming to an end which was right when the Germans surrendered. The Japs just wouldn't stop though so that war continued on. Anyways Levi's dad was colored and in the army in the 555th battalion of paratroopers. Or in other words people that parachute or people who jump into the sky. Levi's mother left when Levi was a baby and they had a family with a history of leaving. So as it turns out Aunt Odella got a sign so she sent Levi (He's colored) into the south to find his dad. As it turns out he had already left secretly with the army so Levi couldn't find him. Will Levi ever find his dad and what will happen? Read this book to find out.

Well if you are wondering which you probably are what happens read the book! I would actually rate this book an 8 out of 10 stars because the plot was interesting, but the beginning was kind of boring. It was a little dry due to the lack of action so. So a note to all you considering reading this book, stay with it to the middle or around page 60 it gets more interesting. You'll see that if you stick with it. Anyway, again stick with the book while you kick back and enjoy all the action and you'll surely enjoy this fun-packed book. So for the last time: READ IT!

Review written by Ryan (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Jump Into the Sky for this review.

Have you read Jump Into the Sky? How would you rate it?

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