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Jo Sigmund has commented on (11) products.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help

Jo Sigmund, January 1, 2011

This was a beautiful book from beginning to end. The characters were so true and were so easy to love and identify with. Although this is an adult novel, it's also appropriate for young adults, and is one I would highly recommend for them.
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Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Admission

Jo Sigmund, July 16, 2009

After reading a number of glowing reviews of this book, I was very interested. After reading almost two-thirds of the book, interest was lost. Although I enjoyed some of the interesting tidbits and facts about the admissions process, this was primarily a highly predictable story. In addition, I found the main character to be self-absorbed and rather depressing.
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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl

Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009

This book is great! It’s about a 12 yr old boy named Artemis Fowl. He wants to steal gold from the fairies to restore his family’s fortune. So he tricks a sprite into letting him copy her secret book and then comes up with a plan to kidnap a fairy. And that started Artemis and his butlers (Juliette and Butler) on their adventures.
I like this book because a 12 yr old boy outsmarts the whole fairy race! And I like how it’s a very realistic fairy tale.

by: Adrik
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1 by Suzanne Collins
Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1

Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009

This book is phenomenal, luminous, fantastic & exhilarating. I felt excited & exhilarated. Gregor is hilarious. Gregor is an 11 year old boy from Manhattan who follows his baby sister & falls in a laundry chute & discovers a underground city. He meets all kinds of creature. Not only that he also figures out that he is the only person to save the Underland! Read this book & find out what happens.

by: Tristan
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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009

In the book Ear, Eye and Arm Tendai is a boy from somewhere in Africa. He wants out of his fathers strict control. His father is the chief of police and has a lot of money. Tendai feels his father is too harsh and like a drill sergeant. I think the story takes place in Zimbabwe around 2194. Tendai is around 10 or 12 when he decides to escape with his siblings Rita and Kuda. They go on adventures no one could ever imagine. The children get lost and The Ear, Eye and Arm are three detectives that are hired to try and find the children.
Tendai and his siblings dash across the street away from the She Elephant. They touch the cool pavement and they sigh in relief. The mountains of trash start to turn into people, suddenly they spot a bus terminal. They rush toward a bus just arriving. When they get in Tendai asks the bus driver “please let us in sir” and the bus driver says “Oka, CRAAAAACCK! The She Elephant sticks a knife into the window.
This is a scene from the book Ear, Eye and Arm. I liked this scene because it is very suspenseful. I liked this book because things happen when you least expect them to. Overall I would give Ear, Eye and Arm a eight and a half out of ten, because some of the characters were unnecessary. These extra characters did add excitement to the book though.

by: Gavin
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