My Little Pocketbooks: Quicky Review #16: Bluish and The Transfer   

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Quicky Review #16: Bluish and The Transfer

Welcome back to another Quicky Review.  
A lot of the time I like to read or listen to short stories, prequels and free audiobooks that are short and sweet.  But why do a full review on a story that is say...80 pages long.  So I do Quicky Reviews for the shorties and children books as well.  Basically, the short stories get short reviews.
Here is just a few sentences on three audiobooks (about 2 hours or less) I got free from or the library.
There are other Quicky Reviews for you to check out too and don't worry there will be more to come. I like short stories because most of them are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time.
Genre: Children's Fiction
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Release Date: May 26, 2006
 Audiobook: 2 hours and 31 minutes
Narrator:  Lisa Renee Pitts
 Source: Free from e-library

Book Description

 In this powerful novel researched in NYC schools, Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton documents the struggle young people face as they simultaneously assert their independence and yearn for guidance.
Friendship isn't always easy. Natalie is different from the other girls in Dreenie's fifth-grade class. She comes to school in a wheelchair, always wearing a knitted hat. The kids call her "Bluish" because her skin is tinted blue from chemotherapy. Dreenie is fascinated by Bluish -- and a little scared of her, too. She watches Bluish and writes her observations in her journal. Slowly, the two girls become good friends. But Dreenie still struggles with with Bluish's illness. Bluish is weak and frail, but she also wants to be independent and respected. How do you act around a girl like that?

My Thoughts

This book reminded me of "Wonder" but from the view point of a classmate.  It is a bit funny and very well written.  I think it is a great read for all kids but especially the ones who have a kid at their school who is different due to a disability or illness.
Author:  Veronica Roth
Genre: YA
Series: Divergent Series 
Publisher: HarperAudio
Release Date: September 3, 2013
 Audiobook: 1 hour and 16 minutes
Narrator: Aaron Stanford
 Source: Free from e-library

Book Description

More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.

Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, back story and relationships.

My Thoughts

I loved hearing about Four's experience in the choosing ceremony.  Divergent gave a hint about his family and a peak into his past but this is the full story as short as it is.  Excellent narrator and excellent short story.  

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