Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Review: Book Uncle and Me





Title: Book Uncle and Me
Author: Uma Krishnaswami
Press: Groundwood Books
Release Date:  September 13th 2016
Source: Groundwood Books
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a brilliant, and extremely captivating novel. Full of twists and turns. 

This book reminded me of why I love reading. This book shows exactly why reading in childhood is so important. It also shows how even a child can make a difference in this ole world. The book starts out with nine-year-old Yasmin, a fun and feisty little girl who comes up with a big goal. Her goal is to ready a new book every single day. She is so hungry for knowledge. 

She decides to embark on this mission. One day she comes to get a new book and finds that the city has told book uncle he must get a license to operate a business on the street. Due to his library being free he of course doesn't have enough money so he has had to close up shop. 

This makes Yasmin extremely upset, she decide to take some action and jump into politics

The only downside of this book for me is how much of the book is spent on the negative. At one point I was completely unsure if it would end up a-okay. It was very discouraging to say the least, I am unsure a child would be interested in continuing the book. Of course this is a subjective opinion. 

Disclaimer : I received this book for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review from Groundwood Books. All Thoughts opinions and such are my own.


Goodreads Description: 


Nine-year-old Yasmin intends to read a book a day for the rest of her life. Book Uncle, who runs a free lending library on the street corner, always has the perfect book for her. 

But when Book Uncle seems to be in trouble, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something.

 With the elections coming up and the grown-ups busy with their own affairs, what difference can Yasmin and her friends possibly make? Will they get help from Karate Samuel, the eccentric superstar who's standing for Mayor? Yasmin gets to work, ideas begin to fly like feathers, and soon everything starts to spin out of control.




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