Cricket Readers Recommend

Ida B

by Katherine Hannigan

Ida B is about a girl named Ida. She has a mom who has cancer. She is in 4th grade. Ida is going through a tough time and so read this book to find out more about Ida B.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
submitted by Iris H., age 8
(July 13, 2008 - 12:59 pm)

I love this book, but don't read it if you don't like sad books. Ida B. is a very strong character and easy to love. It's a beautifully written book.

submitted by Willa C., age 12 4/4, Nehalem, Or
(July 14, 2008 - 12:40 pm)

this was a read aloud book in my class at school and it is sad and kinda strange but overall i liked it...

also... Ida B has very stong feelings and emotions which make the book detailed and some what intreiging1

submitted by kirby
(July 30, 2008 - 6:13 pm)

Me and my mom read this for a book club, and i didn't like it because of the mediocre ending, all the betrayals/ sadness, and how when she had a second chance at having a fun shcool life with a good teacher, it didn't take. . I suppose that this is sortta realistic though.... i'm more of a fantasy, happy ending type, so that is probably why it didn't take.... i can see why some would enjjoy it- My mom really did! there is a lot of great emotions.

submitted by Gabrielle, age 13, MI
(August 13, 2008 - 10:43 am)

My librarian recommended this book to me. I loved it, but it was so sad... I nearly cried.

submitted by Khairun, age 13, NY
(October 7, 2008 - 2:45 pm)

Why is it sad???  :S

submitted by BellaTrix
(December 24, 2008 - 11:30 pm)

If your mom got cancer, wouldn't you be sad, BellaTrix?

 P.S. This book is great!

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 13, 2009 - 9:30 pm)


isn't this book about a homeschooler? I am homeschooled also!

submitted by kiki, age 11, in the universe
(March 11, 2010 - 10:00 am)

This book does have sad things in it, but the author did a *really*good job making you feel how Ida B's feeling. I felt sad myself when Ida B was sad! There are a few funny parts, like when she calls one of the apple trees "that punk Paulie T." and when she tells about the  soap mask, which was sort of funny. The end was kind of disappointing. I guess I wanted things to be better than they were at the end of the book.  

submitted by Arika L., age
(March 4, 2014 - 11:56 am)