Student Book Reviewer: Tiziana R. – Grade 8
by Jacqueline Woodson
Summary: Two people deeply in love but the people around them think it’s wrong. Elisha: A Jewish girl who falls in love but her mom thinks it’s too early for her to love someone. Jeremiah: The black boy she falls in love with.
- Did this book hold your attention? Yes.
- Was the story what you expected? Were you disappointed? Surprised? So far from what I read, it’s kinda what I expected because the book does talk about how deeply in love they are but it also does talks about how people think that two people from a different religion or culture shouldn’t be together. So basically you could say that they are racist.
- Do you think that the book was suitable for your age? Too violent, swearing, sex, etc.: I think that yes this book is suitable for my age because it’s teaching us how to view things in life from a different perspective. Also teaching us about relationships, which many of us are starting to experience and that we shouldn’t be racist.
- Did you like/dislike the book? Why? I liked this book because it teaches you plenty of things and it kinda matches my level of matureness. It’s also similar to other books I read so it keeps me intrigued because I like romance books.
- Who would you recommend this book to, even if you disliked it? Give an example. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance and for people who like to learn from other people’s mistakes, so in their future they’ll be wiser. For ex: I would give this book to one of my best friends because she loves romance like me.
- Is this a stand-alone book, or is it part of a series? This is a stand-alone book not part of a series.
- Does the cover art match the style of the book inside? Yes it does because it shows two people from a different culture or religion (one is black the other one isn’t) and they are holding hands and staring at each other (it shows that they are in love).