Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Corner Of The Universe By Ann M. Martin

A Corner Of The Universe
By Ann M. Martin
A Corner Of The Universe

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Age Group: 8-10

Number Of Pages:189

Characters: Hattie, Angel Valentine, Uncle Adam Mercer, Nana, Papa,

Miss Hagerty, Mr. Penny, Betsy, Dad, Mom, Cookie, Mrs.Evans,

Mr.Shucard, Mrs.Moore, Leila, Nancy O'Neil, Janet, Fred Carmel, Ermaline, Mrs. Strowsky,

Catherine, Sean, Uncle Jace, Uncle Hayden, Toby DiAngeli.


The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle

Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never

known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition involves schizophrenia and

autism. Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her

excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have

trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is

special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability

You have to see this from my side of view: I love this book not only for it's wonderful plot,

but also because how Ann M. Martin placed everything in the 19th century and made it so

descriptive, and I loved her dilemma too. Hattie is a wonderful character, she's special and

unique and probably the most different character I've read about this year. I loved how

Hattie could understand Adam completely, and how you could really fell the sadness, anger,

frustration,a nd all of his emotions when everything happened. I loved the suspense, but

maybe Ann M. Martin could have held it out a little bit longer-it would make more people get

hooked-not that the overall story wouldn't make the person already hooked, but keeping the

suspense out just makes it better. The cover was beautiful-I loved the picture of the old

ferris wheel with bright colored seats against a gray blue sky. I also loved the color and font

of the title-it makes it stand out nicely. I also loved how the top part of teh picture of the

ferris wheel was all clear as day, while towards the bottom it started fogging up. This book

deserves to be a newberry honor book-it really does.


Plot- cat (5 stars)

Characters- cat (5 stars)

Suspense- hamster (3 stars)

Ending- cat (5 stars-sad, but happy at the same time!)

Cover- cat (5 stars-beautiful, exactly as I said!!!)

Setting/Description-cat (5 stars)


Enjoy! Happy reading!

-Beth <3


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