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The Silent Boy

by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry writes this book through the eyes of a young girl, Katy Thatcher, growing up in the early 1900s. Katy meets a mute, disabled "silent" boy who she quickly befriends. She finds out the "silent" boy has a fondness for animals and a warm heart. The book turns dark when Katie's new friend is accused of a horrible crime. Not only was this book historically accurate in the inventions and speech, but it was accurate in the innocence of this young girl as well. Be ready for a heart-warming and heart-wrenching story of friendship and misunderstanding. I would caution everyone that this is a real tear-jerker. Don't read it unless you could stand a good cry. 

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submitted by Brianna D., age 14
(February 5, 2011 - 3:19 pm)


Sounds good!

submitted by k.l.k
(November 7, 2011 - 12:46 pm)