Monday, April 19, 2010

Confetti Girl

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From the back of the book: Apolonia "Lina" Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in a cascarone, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

Plot------------------------------- 19/20
Enjoyable-ness------------------ 14/15
Continuity------------------------ 5/5

Main Character(s)-------------- 19/20
Likability-------------------------- 8/10
Personality Development-------10/10

Supporting Characters-------- 17/20
Likability-------------------------- 8/10
Personality Development------- 9/10

Setting Imagery---------------- N/A, not setting-based

Writing Style---------------------- 19/20
Realistic Dialogue----------------- 9/10
Word Choice------------------------ 10/10

Extra Credit------------------------ +5
Comments: Super-cute cover! :)

Total Grade------------------------- 98/100

Overall fun and easy read, yet far from shallow. The author was very understanding of the way teenagers talk and act. The characters are likable and relatable. Highly recommended to girls in the 4th grade and up.

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