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Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose.

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: January 2012
List Price: $15.99
ISBN-13: 9781582463933

Review: "I don't want to leave!" said Mavis Betterly."It's only until Christmas," answered her mom. May Betts, a young girl, has to live with strangers for six months because it will help her family bring in a few extra dollars. May B., a novel by Caroline Starr Rose is a fascinating cliffhanger that kept me flipping the pages! Keep reading to find out more!

In this story, a young girl has to live with strangers, the Oblingers, who live about six miles away from her home. This story is set in the 1900s, and back then six miles was a considerable distance. When May arrives, she longs for home. She views the Soddy, a home made out of soil used in the old times, and she knows that the Oblingers are new to the prairie life. Upon meeting Mrs. Oblinger, she hates her right at that moment. As the story goes on, Mrs. Oblinger decides to return to her former home because she can't stand this Òawful lifestyle." Mr. Oblinger goes after her and leaves May all by herself. She waits and waits. Days pass, weeks pass, until one day a blizzard comes. Snow is piled around the Soddy, including around the door. May is stuck inside with only one apple and a pie. One day, May B. hears a sound at the door. She realizes it is a hungry wolf. Will May survive? Will anyone find her?

I couldn't take my nose out of this book! If you like suspense and adventure, this book is perfect for you! Caroline Starr Rose is an amazing new author that keeps me engaged and surprised. Without food or hope, and with danger lurking outside, what will happen to May B.? I recommend stopping at a library and checking out this book! It was perfect!

Review written by Monica (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of May B. for this review.

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