My Little Pocketbooks: Quicky Review #28: Pluto   

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Quicky Review #28: Pluto

Welcome back to another Quicky Review everyone.
A lot of the time I like to read short stories, prequels and free audiobooks that are short and sweet.  But why do a full review on a book 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 one children's e-book from last month.
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.

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 Pluto: A Wonder Story
Author: R.J. Palacio
Genre: Children's Short Story 
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Release Date: February 10, 2015
  E- book: 79 pages
 Source: Purchased from iBooks
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GGBE1NY

 Book Description

Almost 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman. Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian Chapter, and now they'll get a peek at Auggie's life before Beecher Prep, with an exclusive new short story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend.
Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good—like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together.  Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort. 

My Thoughts

R.J. Palacio knocked it out of the park once again.  This short story has all the great writing and storytelling as the other books as well as the magic.  I got teary eyed when the saddest part of Wonder was brought up again.  Great addition to the collection!

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