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Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: I am Jack by Susanne Gervay

I am Jack by Susanne Gervay.

I am Jack by Susanne Gervay

Kane Miller
Publication Date: March 2013
List Price: $5.99
ISBN-13: 9781610671286

Review: Butt head! That is the sound of school for Jack. I Am Jack is a compelling story written by Susanne Gervay. In this book, Susanne really makes it hard to stop flipping pages.

The story kicks off with a perfect life; Jack is living with his mom, his sister and four days a week with his mom's boyfriend. He has friends inside and outside school, until one day when someone named George Hamel calls Jack, "Butt head." Then everyone starts calling Jack, "Butt head". Soon after, his friends stop playing with him. All he has left is just his family and the only friend that wouldn't betray him, Anna. He is also afraid that if he tells his mom, she might miss work and could get fired. Let alone that he hardly has much time to speak to her about anything. In I Am Jack, the author really engages the reader and makes it hard to stop flipping from page to page.

I Am Jack is a very good story. People in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade probably will like it, however, a younger or older person might disagree because of either the vocabulary or storyline. Also, a girl might not like it as much as a boy, (because of how this book is worded) but this book is still great for both gender. It will also be easier to understand if a bullied person, a bystander, or a former bully reads this book. This book also supports anti-bulling environment by showing what it feels like. In addition, this is one of those books that make you feel like you are in it. Readers will empathize and think about what it would feel like to be in Jack's situation. I Am Jack by Susanne Gervay gets four out of 5 stars, in my opinion, for its detailed descriptions and its fantastic storyline.

Review written by John (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Kane Miller for providing a copy of I am Jack for this review.

Have you read I am Jack? How would you rate it?

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