Friday, June 5, 2015

Leon's Share

In Leon’s Share, by Mabel Elizabeth Singletary, Leon lives with big brother, Derrick, and his grandparents. Derrick is a star student and athlete who gets lots of attention. Leon wants his share of attention, too.

Leon likes to crack jokes, and he decides the “best” way to get attention is to be the class clown. That works well some of the time, but when he tells a joke about his new friend, Autumn, not knowing she has a disability, Autumn’s feelings get hurt and Leon comes off looking like a bad guy.

What can Leon do to make things right with his new friend?

What I Like: This is a good story about the true meaning of friendship.

What I Dislike: The story is told from Leon’s point-of-view. Leon is in the fifth grade but the language used to tell the story is not appropriate for that age group, as fifth-graders don’t generally talk that way. I think using a third person point of view would have worked much better.

Overall Rating: Good.
Age Appeal: 8-12.

Publisher Info:, 2012; ISBN: 9780988655300; paperback, 132 pages, $9.99.

Buy now at Amazon $9.99! 
Special Info: This is the first book in the Young Conqueror’s Series. Visit the author’s website.

No comments: