Thursday, April 9, 2009

Eleven by Lauren Myracle

Hey guys, it's CAT again. I hope if you're reading this you are enjoying the book blog and our reviews. Btw, -also- if you're reading this, COMMENT! I also wanted to say, WELCOME, to my friend Sara/SEP, who is going to be another awesometastic author of this blog.
But now, to the book. Here's a summary:
Winnie is an 11 (as of the beggining of the book), year old girl. She's new to the 6th grade, and many aspects of the fact of popularity, some peer pressure, junior high next year, and friends.
I have heard lots of good things about this series, (which follows with Twelve and Thirteen), but to be honest, I didn't really want to finish the book- let alone read the rest of them. I really wanted to like the book, but I give it 2/5 stars. There are several reasons I didn't like this book.
Eleven, blows everything out of proportion, and unrealisticly features some things. It shows popularity, of being on top. It shows some of the nicest girls becoming popular, and still being nice, but only to a certain extent. It showcases 11y olds acting more like teenagers, in the mentality and actions. Not in a bad way, but its just not how me or anyone at all I know were like at 11. Another thing is that even though it was a book for 11 year olds probably read primarily also by 10-13y olds. I would recommend it for 12 and up though, not 'cause of innapropriate content, but because of tramatic stuff


Angela said...

oh. that stinks. I mean, that the book is bad. I've read one of the Abbey Hayes books, and it was good.

Cat said...

Yeah, it's a really good series. :D