Kid reviews for Surviving the Applewhites

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Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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Kid, 8 years old December 13, 2017


Good book but it kind of gets boring

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Teen, 16 years old Written byLahapril05123 August 8, 2017
Kid, 11 years old August 14, 2013

No wonder this book won the Newbery

Language is referred to, not spoken directly. This book rocks! Middle school even made it our summer reading book because of its... greatness! I love the descriptions of the Applewhite family and especially the youngest- named Destiny. You almost go "Awww" because the visual is so good and you can picture him in your mind! I highly recommend this book, a really cute story! If you're a boy though don't worry it's not super 'girly' or anything.

The "drinking drugs and smoking" category isn't an issue at all. Here is the best part: one older member of the Applewhite actually stomps on cigarettes and they all discourage smoking too. Awesome message!

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Kid, 11 years old August 15, 2012

Not bad...

great book, got a bit bored but a bit interested in a few parts.
Kid, 11 years old May 21, 2012

Good Book

At first the main character is mouthy and smokes cigarettes. But throughout the story he lightens up a lot.

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