The Blind Guide to Stinkville review by aliviathes...
A Blind Guide to Stinkville
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Painted Post, New York, United States
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A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel is a story about a girl named Alice, who has a rare condition called albinism. Alice has never thought much of her condition: the blindness, having to put a sun hat on every time she goes into the sun, and using a cane to get around. It has all been normal- until Stinkville.


When Alice’s family decides to move to Sinkville, South Carolina, Alice starts to feel separated from everyone else. Back in Seattle, it never occurred to her that she was different. Now in Stinkville, as she calls it, she can’t find her way to anywhere without someone else guiding her. When her father is never home from work, her brother keeps on avoiding her, and her mother falls into depression and starts to look into schools for the blind, Alice comes to conclusion that she needs to take charge of the situation. Will she be able to turn her family around and let Stinkville see her true self?



A Blind Guide to Stinkville is a spectacular book that shows how a small community with many differences can come together in an adventure of harmony and love. Some things that I really liked about the book was that all of the characters were very different from each other, and that the point of view was in first person, but still clearly explained the plot of the story.


There are a few things that I disliked about this book. One was that the author did not let the suspense of the story last very long. Another was that the vocabulary in the story was not very broad, and could be much more exciting.


Overall, this book is very well-written and full of humor and adventure. I would definitely recommend it to any readers looking for a fun and entertaining book. Enjoy reading!

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There is nothing that is offensive about this book. I would recommend it for ages 8-12.




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