All member reviews for Surviving the Applewhites

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Kids say

(out of 3 reviews)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Kid, 11 years old August 14, 2013
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

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!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old May 21, 2012
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

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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Great messages
Kid, 11 years old August 15, 2012
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Not bad...

great book, got a bit bored but a bit interested in a few parts.