This is What I Did review by KP
This is What I Did:
by Ann Dee Ellis
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 9
Reviewer's Location - Marblehead, MA , United States
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Logan Palony is stuck in a new town, which he hates, and where everything is 'fine' and 'nothing is wrong'. With no one to talk to, his best friend gone, and the whole neighborhood (including parents) ganged up on him, Logan doesn't know what to do. All he ever wanted to do was continue being an outcast, continue not liking girls, continue being terrible at sports and reading science textbooks. He never wanted to be like this, silent, alone, and harassed. Logan finds that doing one thing, in one night, can change his entire personality, his entire life, just like that. All from something that he did, and he knows he did. He's in therapy, and even his brothers think he is a complete loser. Aside from one girl who seems to understand him, his life is a complete wreck.

Opinion: 

This is What I Did: is written from the perspective of 8th grader, Logan Palony. Written in almost entirely screenplay, this book starts out extremely confusing and jumps around from past to present, giving it a choppy feeling which can be exciting for some, but quite tedious for others. The plot however, is original and keeps you turning pages, at least during the climax, but, it has a rather disappointing ending that leaves you hanging in too much suspense. Though This Is What I Did: is writtten from the perspective of a boy, it would be enjoyable for girls as well. There is little challenging vocabulary, the reading level is at that of someone around the age of 10, but the content is too mature for someone of that age, making it an odd "fit" for any type of reader. This book acts best as a very quick read, in between more challenging books, or something for light summer reading.

 

 

Rating:
3
Content Rating:

Content rating - mature content

Explain your content rating: 

This book has some adult content and is most definitely best for a mature reader due to sexual situations and extreme violence.
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