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I love Sachar’s books!. I was hesitant to but this one as I had read the reviews and heard the language was a little racy. I decided that my son was already hearing many of the words at school and it would be a good opportunity to gage his exposure. Well, I was right! My son was not new to the words in the book and even had some extra words he could question me about!! The book was an excellent starting point for bad behavior and bad words common to 4th and 5th graders. I would not say don’t read the book; but I would say let your kids only read it with you!. Great learning can occur as well as lessons of empathy, peer pressure and what real friendship means. Check it out!
From Publishers Weekly Ever since his best friend Scott dropped him to join a popular group, David feels certain he’s been cursed. He follows along when the group harasses kind, old Mrs. Bayfield, but afterward he is overcome with guilt. And that’s when the curse strikes: David insults his mother, cracks a window and embarrasses himself in class. It’s bad enough that Scott’s group excludes and taunts David, but the worst moment is when Tori, a girl he likes, sees his pants fall down. Two new friends help David to stand up to Scott’s devious friends, rid himself of the curse and find the courage to ask Tori out. The story culminates with a hilarious rumble and a poignant realization. Sachar captures awkward junior high school experiences with humor and sensitivity. Readers will empathize with David’s troubles and cheer his triumphs in this delightful, funny book. Ages 10-14. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The Boy Who Lost His Face Paperback – April 15, 1997 by Louis Sachar (Author) Review
Oh, Louis Sachar, you are my soulmate. I’ve loved you since I was in 3rd grade and read Someday Angeline. I’m 32 now, and I still get a kick out of these jokes. The man is brilliant, people! He should get a Nobel peace prize and his own holiday. About this book in particular, I have two sons. The oldest is 6, and I’m feeling like the content is too mature to read it to him so far, but I’m looking forward to the day he is ready. I loved the characters and just how the story was told. Many times, it’s not what happened that was so funny, but the thoughts going through the main character’s head about what happened that had me cracking up. -Read Reviews-
Sachar is a good author for young people. His writing is interesting and his stories are more than entertaining. The only issue we (parents) had with this story was that there was more inappropriate language in the story than we were really comfortable with. I guess it is really for a slightly older child. My son is 8 and we liked the story a lot – but some of the language was for older children or teenagers. We just finished reading this and now I need to find a new book! 🙂
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