Utterly Yours, Booker Jones Hardcover – September 1, 1995
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From School Library Journal
Bonnie L. Raasch, C.B. Vernon Middle School, Marion, IA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Lexile measure : 610L
- Grade level : 4 - 6
- Item Weight : 9.8 ounces
- Hardcover : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670860077
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670860074
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers; 4th printing edition (September 1, 1995)
- Reading level : 10 - 12 years
- Language: : English
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I like the way the author intersperses Booker's creative endeavors (Attack of the Sistoid, for example) with the action of the book - the reader seems to be comfortable sitting under the dining room table (Booker has given up his bedroom for his grandfather) with him as he creates replies either in his mind or on his old typewriter to his sister's teasing or his mother's orders to finish homework and help take care of his grandfather; readers will probably also understand Booker's feelings of fighting a wandering mind during his least favorite subject (math).
Seems I experienced an equal amount of laughter and tears. The problems Booker (and his family) experience are ones that are realistically dealt with, and made interesting by the author- the story was fast-paced without losing the reader. The ending seems just right and doesn't force the reader to hunt down the sequel in order to answer questions... which may be the reason why I'm just as interested in hunting down that sequel as soon as I can!