Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Giant by Jonathan Mary-Todd-OPTIONAL

Mary-Todd, Jonathan, The Giant. Pgs. 99. Darbycreek, 2014. $7.95. Language: PG, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

Luc doesn’t like to fight, but he’s a boxer anyways. People come from all over to watch the boy giant box at the Woodrat Club. When a stranger brings a kangaroo to the Woodrat Club, the owner makes the creature box. When watching the kangaroo box makes him queasy, Luc becomes torn between loyalty to the club and his conscience. Will Luc stand up for what’s right or will he back down for the sake of the club?

The characters are realistic and relatable to The plot is simple, but thought-provoking and fairly real to life. Reluctant readers who are interested in boxing or kangaroos will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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