Thursday, March 27, 2014

Movie Shoes

Written by: Noel Streatfeild

First line: It was the first week of the autumn term.

Why you should read this book: One of the most complex of the author’s popular Shoes book, this is the story of three British kids who find themselves relocated to sunny southern California at the most inconvenient time, so that the family can stay together while their father recovers his mental health. Rachel and Tim are both talented young artists forced to give up amazing professional opportunities in order to make the journey, while Jane is the peevish and untalented middle child torn away from her beloved dog. In California, all the kids find new opportunities, but it is plain, unpleasant Jane who takes the greatest risks, learns the most, and makes the most personal progress.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Seriously, though, you don't have any talent whatsoever, and your siblings do. 

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