Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Review: The Tiger Rising
The National Book Award finalist from the best-selling author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE - now in paperback Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger - a real-life, very large tiger - pacing back and forth in a cage. What’s more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other, and ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things - like memories, and heartaches, and tigers - can’t be locked up forever.
I loved this book! It's a short, easy read. Less than 200 pages and is so good!
At the beginning, I like how Rob is a normal kid(well almost) and gets bullied and then becomes friends with Sistine.
The tiger is a plus. I love cats, but i don't think I could handle a big cat haha.
It's sad that Rob's father kills the tiger though. I like how they have a funeral for him/her though. Sistine says the poem(most of it, anyways), Rob says he loved it, Willie May puts in her bird and Rob's father says that he shot him for his son. So pretty.
And the sun finally shines after 2 weeks, the day after the funeral.
What would you do, let the tiger go, or leave them in there?
Rating for book: ♥♥♥♥♥
Rating for cover: ♥♥♥♥♥
Rating for plot: ♥♥♥♥♥
Rating for characters: ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
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Reading Levels Suggested For This Book:
10 and up