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A few recent KCP book reviews

favicon Students participating in the Kindle Classroom Project record their finished books, and if they feel moved, they write a review.

Here are a just a few books that students completed this week. (I’m working on a way to publish them all.) If you’ve read one of the following books, feel free to leave a comment below!

Child Called ItA Child Called It
By Dave Pelzer
Review by Trevon, Kathleen’s class, San Francisco

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading disturbing books. The main theme for this book is child abuse, and Dave Pelzer does a good job of detailing every little torture game his mom played with him. The only tough part about the book is how the sentence structure is. Dave has a choppy sort of sentence structure to add that dramatic effect to it, but that is what makes the book a little harder to read.

By Allison van Diepen
Review by Olivia, Kathleen’s class, San Francisco

FINALLY, I have discovered a book I truly love! I read SNITCH, and it was amazing. I could not put it down. I would read it in class, at home, and even at work! I would recommend it to young adults who enjoy urban fiction. Overall I would rate this book five stars. Once again, thank you to Miss Large for inspiring me to increase my reading.

PerfChem2Perfect Chemistry
By Simone Elkeles
Review by Lesly, Nicole’s class, Oakland

I love this book. It has that excitement and romance I look for in a book. Its one of those books that keeps you engaged. You want to keep reading it.




The Day the Streets Stood StillThe Day the Streets Stood Still
By JaQuavis Coleman
Review by Carshell, Kathleen’s class, San Francisco

I like this book because it created a narrative about drug lords and king pins’ lives. It either confirmed your theory that you already had about them or further informed you on how they actually lived. This book was very educational; streets-wise, it taught you the repercussions of drugs and also how selling drugs can bring tragedy in your life. This book also taught the reader that you can overcome anything as long as you put your mind to it. It’s a book of successes and downfalls that leaves you wanting to read more. I would recommend this book because it’s very realistic and teaches you lessons of the streets that can keep you from making the same mistakes in your life.

The AlchemistThe Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho
Review by Nicholas, Kathleen’s class, San Francisco

As someone who tends to read mostly non-fiction books, I must say that this is certainly one of my favorite books. The Alchemist is about a shepherd who is in search of his “personal legend.” According to the book, a personal legend is essentially someone’s true destiny. I actually enjoyed this book because compared to the other books I was reading, it was an incredibly easy read. I loved the story and the characters that get introduced as the shepherd progresses through his journey. There is also a plethora of quotable lines within the book and is written very exquisitely. I would recommend this book to anyone as it is very easy to read and gets more addicting as you progressively get further into the book. favicon

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