Tuesday, March 9, 2010
If a Tree Fell During Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
If a Tree Fell During Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko is a story taking place in a middle school setting. This book is written in two different peoples perspectives named Walk and Kirsten. Kirsten is overweight, not exactly what you would call popular, and what she thinks she is, stupid. Kirsten's parents fight so much and sometimes it gets so out of hand no one can even stay in the same room. Her sister Kippy is a math wiz and loves science. She always reads books and never watches T.V. Walk is black, has no dad, and has been transfered to Mountain because of a scholarship he got. His mom is named Sylvia is a mother who misses her ex-husband and has decided to have a family of her own after he left. When Kirsten and Walk meet, it is not exactly what you would call two magnets sticking together. When Kirsten over hears her mom and dad fighting about her dad having a son, she starts to develop ideas. Will these two seventh graders ever have a normal life again? This book is really interesting because it talks all about fitting in and how sometimes the nicest popular people can also cause a heck of a lot of trouble. And when it comes to Walk's case, just because he is black doesn't mean that everyone can treat him like he is garbage. But this all gets so complicated when the secret creeps into their lives.
Buy it now!!!!
Posted by Zara Singh at 5:56 PM