November 01, 2006

Where the Heart Is

The reviewer is Vidhya, a 7th grader, who suggests that this book is best read by kids who are in the 8th grade and older.

This book is a very touching book. This book has heart-warming characters. Letts has really woven together a consummate story. Letts has brought out the meaning of life into something as simple as a book. "Where the Heart Is" is a very neato and touching book.

The plot of this book focuses on Novalee Nation who fixes up her life. Letts really makes you feel as if you were there along with Novalee all along. When Letts explains how Novalee is left at Wal-Mart she really goes into detail, including how she left with $7.77 and how she feels. The characters are also introduced so well that you feel as though you have known them for years.

The characters are so creative and absolute. Novalee Nation starts out as a 17-year-old teenager who is 7 months pregnant. She is left in Wal-Mart by her boy friend. She lives in Wal-Mart secretly till Sister Thelma Husband takes her in. There are many people who help Novalee fix up her life, including Lexie Coop, the Ortiz family, Forney Hull, Moses Whitecotton. These people give her a career, help her make choices, and do many other helpful deeds. The characters just simply fall into where they are supposed to be.

Novalee Nation is a girl with her unlucky sevens. There are many bad and good turning points in her life. Every time the number seven comes around something bad happens. Willy Jack, her boyfriend, abandons her. Though her life eventually turns right around and becomes a dream life. Novalee has a baby in a Wal-Mart and the next minute she is working there. Novalee learns about the real life that she hasnít been living. Novalee learns many morals and advice.
Overall, Letts has written a very nice and touching book. She has taught her readers the meaning of life. She has gone into detail about the many daily and common problems in life. Letts shows us that there is more to life then having fun. To read this book made me cry, laugh, and feel in so many ways.

Posted by The Bee at November 1, 2006 03:50 PM
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