Monday, October 23, 2017

you can't see the elephants by Susan Kreller - OPTIONAL


Kreller, Susan you can’t see the elephants, 179. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015. $16.99. Language: PG (2 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.  

13 year old Mascha is stuck in little town Clinton with her grandparents since her mother’s death. Everybody knows everything about everybody, and nothing exciting seems to happen. Until Mascha meets 9 year old Julia and her 7 year old brother, Max, and sees the bruises covering both of them and finds out about their home life. Now Mascha doesn’t know if she should help them or leave the whole situation alone. 

I didn’t like this book very much. It is all over the place and the characters make very unrealistic and sometimes even dumb decisions. This makes it confusing and all-around not that good. I gave it a PG in language for mild swearing, a PG in mature content for child abuse, and a PG in violence for the same reason. 

MS - OPTIONAL. Student Reviewer: DJ

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