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The Boy on Cinnamon Street Hardcover – February 1, 2012
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It's a story about a thirteen year old girl who has gone through a traumatic event that her mind blocked most of her treasured memories and with it, most of her former identity. Cartwheels used to be as natural as walking for Louise, but ever since that day, she quit gymnastics altogether. She used to write poetry, but now she's just bitter most of the time. This is a story about a girl who had become but a shadow of her former self and a boy who would do anything to bring the old Louise back.
For me, it's Louise's relationships with everyone that made the story. At times, it seems like the entire universe was conspiring for her memory to come back; little triggers and subtle push constructed within the sequence of plot events. There was nothing complex or even original about the plot, it's something I've read before. But I couldn't take anything away from the intricate way with which the author peeled the layers, bit by bit, to reveal what Louise's mind was shielding from her.
This was a story of a girl who had to come to terms with her mother's death, her father's abandonment, her over all lack of self-esteem. All heavy subjects, yes. But I love that the author used facile humour frequently to lure us into Louise's world. They weren't the ones that induced bouts of rip-roaring laughter but just enough to for us to see the lighter side of her life. Henderson, the boy who had harboured a crush for Louise was the icing on the cake of this heart-tugging story. He's so quirky, dorky, funny, and just plain lovable. I kept thinking, where was a boy like this when I was in seventh grade, huh? How come they don't make them like him anymore? He's the sweetest!
The Boy on Cinnamon Street is an uplifting story about a grieving family and of incomparabe friendships. I laughed, I teared, I rooted for the underdog and cheered for the innocence of romance between Thumb and Hen. It's a touching story of a girl
If being in 7th grade wasn't already hard enough, think of how hard it would be if you moved schools, stopped talking to all your friends, quit gymnastics (even though you were the star on the team), moved in with her Grandparents and completely shut yourself off from the world around you. This happens to Louise, a once bright young girl who's only way to cope with something so horrible she locks it deep inside herself and pushes everyone and everything else away. Luckily for her, her best friend Henderson, his sister and her Grandparent's are in her life and no matter what never wavier on their love for her. Louise is a character I laughed with, cried with and wanted to give her a big ole mom hug and tell her she would get through this and be an even stronger person that she is now.
Phoebe Stone's prose is poetic, and hauntingly beautiful. She takes some serious, realistic subject matters and introduces them in a way that young readers will be able to relate to them. I loved the way she allowed me to get to know Louise through her interactions with those around her. Little by little Phoebe peeled back the layers of Louise and what her mind was shielding from herself and me as a reader, until one beautiful Spring morning Louise confronts everything she's kept locked up.Read more ›
The main focus of this story is a sort of mystery. Someone is leaving Thumb notes and other indications of regard. Her best friend Reni decides that it is the pizza delivery boy - Benny, who is a ninth grader at her school. She immediately starts making plans to get Benny to invite her to the upcoming dance. They find out where he lives and "casually" walk by his house. Reni puts a note which she and Thumbelina wrote together in his locker. They buy him a cute bumper sticker for his locker. They go to his house on the excuse of selling magazines in case he answers to door. Reni is sure that Thumb has a crush on Benny. Thumb is not sure she does. After all, the last crush she had was on Frosty the Snowman when she was six.
While the girls are doing their plotting and planning, Henderson is there as a sturdy and secure best friend to Thumb. Careful readers will know who was leaving the things for Thumb to find long before she figures it out.
The startling reason for Thumb's change of name, change of address, and almost change of personality and her gradual recover make this a very heart warming story. I recommend it for thoughtful readers and think it is a great pick for a mother daughter book club.
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This book is amazing to no extent.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
The girl's name is Louise, but her friends call her Tumbleina became she is petite. Read more
PLZ MAKE THIS 1 FREE!@ I rlly want to buy it. plz consider this. ur books r so good. keep up the good workPublished 4 months ago by Anna Bailey
Saying that I love books is an utterly, teeth- grinding mistake. I am a twelve year old(almost 13) and this book was amazing! It had a few story twisters that made you so involved. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book was a fun, cute and shirt summer read. I definitely liked the characters but I wish it were longer.Published 8 months ago by Victoria Jimenez
Wow! Really touching stor. Has alot of emotions, made me laugh and made me cry. I recommend this book this much📕📕📕📗📗📘📘📙📙📙📕📙📗📘📕📙📗📘📕📙📗📙📕📙📕📗📘📙📕📗📘📙📕📗📘📙Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
The characters were written in a way that young readers can relate to them. The dialogue was engaging too. It is a great story about unconditional love and healing.Published 13 months ago by Kelli Orr
I loved this book very much and I wish I had a friend like Henderson , because I already have a friend like reni once again I love this book.😊😊😊 I read it all in one day.Published 13 months ago by i think it's very interesting
Eh this book was okay-I didn't really like the characters and it got very boring at times, 3.5 star bookPublished 14 months ago by Bailey
It wasn't yt? The best book ever but instead ok I didn't really like it so I don't recommend itPublished 16 months ago by Jennie