Book Review: Picture This


Student Reviewer: Catherine V. – Grade 8

Picture Thisby Norah McClintock
Orca Book Publishers, 2009
Pages: 109
Series: Orca Soundings
Genre: Mystery 

Summary: “Picture This” is a book about a boy named Ethan who is in a photography program for at-risk kids and gets threatened by someone who really wants his camera and would do anything to get it but Ethan isn’t willing to give it up.

  • Did this book hold your attention?  Yes 
  • Was the story what you expected it? Were you disappointed? Surprised? The story was nothing I expected. Honestly at first it was really boring but, near the middle it started to get juicy and interesting so I would say that this book surprised me. 
  • Do you think that the book was suitable for your age? Too violent, swearing, sex, etc.: I think this book is suitable for my age. There is no swearing, there is no sex but there is a little bit of violence just enough to get your attention. 
  • Did you like/dislike the book? Why? At first I disliked this book because it was extremely boring but, near the middle and end I started to like it because that’s when everything interesting happened. 
  • Who would you recommend this book to, even if you disliked it? Give an example: I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading short books that include mystery. 
  • Is this a stand-alone book, or is it part of a series? This book isn’t part of a series. 
  • Does the cover art match the style of the book inside? The cover art does match the style of the book because the cover is a picture of a boy who is holding a camera and the story is about a boy named Ethan that has a camera that he can’t let go of.

 

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