Sunday, March 25, 2007

Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

Ida B is an elementary grade student. Her parents own an orchard that has many apple trees. Ever since she hated kindergarten, her parents have homeschooled her. In her free time, Ida B loves to have fun and talk to the trees and brook that she has named. When her mother develops cancer, her family must sell part of the orchard, and she has to go back to public school. Ida B is devastated because of both things and plans to not talk to anyone because she hates everyone now. She learns that a kid in her class is moving into the part of the orchard that her family sold, and she is devastated even more when she finds out that they will cut down trees to build a house. In the end, Ida B realizes that it is alright and that by being angry forever will not change anything.

Ida B was a page-turner for me to read. The length was perfect for this story. It was also very creatively written and unique. All of the life lessons about having fun, pain, and friendships taught me so much. When I read, I look for books with emotion in them or else it isn't too exciting. Ida B definitely showed emotion and left me crying at the end. The end of the story was well written and perfect for the whole story. I would recommend this story to anyone who wants to read about friendships.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, PA USA