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Feathers (Newbery Honor Book) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 140 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Age Level: 10 - 11|
|Grade Level: 5 - 6|
- Part of: Newbery Honor Book (3 Books)
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- File Size : 2488 KB
- Publication Date : January 8, 2009
- Print Length : 140 pages
- Publisher : Puffin Books; Reprint Edition (January 8, 2009)
- ASIN : B001RIO2SA
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #496,365 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The words are lyrical, the plot is almost nonexistent, and the main character is too unrealistically adult in her thinking and speech. The whole time I was reading the book, all I could think of was, "No 11 year old girl talks like this!" Frannie's internal musings were so poetic and lofty that I feel like most children would not be able to connect to the character.
The only "action" in the book is when the bully goes to hit another kid, misses, and falls down. This small piece of action is picked apart for the rest of the book until the whole idea is threadbare. The author also threw out a bucketful of issues such as race, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, death, etc. This is the kind of book a critic would laud for being culturally minded and relevant, but there were too many starts of ideas and not enough depth. Woodsen's tactic seemed to be "throw everything at the wall and see what sticks." Nothing really does.
This is exactly the kind of children's book that is chosen for a prestigious awards by adults. I'm curious to hear what an actual child thinks after reading this book.