Monday, August 27, 2007

Mock Newbery: Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

Title:  Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree / Lauren Tarshis.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers,2007
ISBN 9780803731646

Annotation: A quirky and utterly logical seventh-grade girl named Emma-Jean
discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the messy
problems of her peers.

Review: Emma Jean Lazarus fits the definition of strange. She is a girl separate
from the crowd. When confronted with Colleen (nice girl) Pomerantz sobbing at the sink,
Jean steps in to solve problems and sets into motion an avalanche of events. A
charming novel filled with middle school personalities. Wonderfully written in a
fresh voice. In my top ten!

Reviewed by: Beth J., CLTR

1 comment:

BookWyrm said...

This was an awesome book about an outsider in the crowd. She wanted to connect, but wasn't sure how. I loved how some of her attemps to make things better made things so much worse in the eyes of those she was trying to help, but were so logical to her.
At an age where everyone feels like they are the 'wierd' one or that they want to be part of the 'in crowd', this was a great story about someone who owns her wierdness and is totally comfortable with being different.