This blog contains reviews and comments on children's books which I own, have read, and would like to share. I look for books at markets and opportunity shops. They are cleaned up, covered and read. Then I take them to the classroom for students to read. Students can borrow the books at any time. Many books are also from my personal library, especially the Youth Fiction. Students can preview some of them on this blog. Now, I am also on the lookout for great new releases for my grandson Archie.
Friday, June 10, 2011
A Different Sort of Real by Kerry Greenwood
As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, a danger has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War itself-an influenza pandemic. This historical novel written in the style of a young girl's diary features teenager Charlotte McKenzie as the protagonist who shares her experiences of this influenza pandemic. She provides the reader with an insight into the post World War I period especially the daily goings-on in a working class Australian suburb.Charlotte assists the doctor next door and finds herself experiencing at close hand the effects of this devastating disease. When it finally attacks her own family, how can Charlotte cope? The book is written as a diary and I read it in one night. I couldn't believe the responsibilities this young girl had.