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    bearavenantyell's book review was featured in Long Way From Chicago: Novel-Ties Study Guide.
    Two kids named Mary Alice and Joey are brother and sister.They went to stay with their crazy grandma Dowdel for one week in the summer for seven years.Even though they both did not want to.They have quite the experiences with grandma.A couple of times grandma isn’t the best influence on Joey and Mary Alice. One of the quotes Mary Alice said in the novel was “I don’t think grandma is a very good influence on us.”Witch is one of the biggest quotes in the book. But a lot of times she shows them how to care for others and protect themselves.Joey finds out that he loves to fly.He goes to school for pilots,but what for? Other people in my class told me their opinions on the book.A friend said she did not like the book because it was hard to follow. The second friend said she liked the book but didn’t like how long the chapters are.My other friend said she liked it I just didn’t have very many exciting parts.Those are just their opinions.Here is my opinion on the novel. As you might have guessed people have different opinions of the novel but here is my opinion.My opinion is that A Long Way from Chicago is a great book.That is my opinion because the characters all are different and have their own personality,some are wild and brave, some are shy and some never stop talking.I also think it is a great novel is novel shows how grandma is very sneaky, smart and kind to others.My favorite part is when joey,Mary Alice,and grandma were at the fair.They found out that all blue ribbon winners could fly in an airplane.Joey loves airplanes. Grandma was in a contest and she didn’t think she could win so she switched pies.But she ended up not winning anyways. Then grandma gets the idea to take the blue ribbon off her hat and acted like she won a contest just so Joey could ride in the airplane.That part in the novel shows how much grandma cares about other people.I would give this novel four out of five stars this is because I didn’t really like some of the parts of the book but I still really like the book.I really enjoyed this novel,I would definitely recommend this novel.
    About 1 year ago
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    Two kids named Mary Alice and Joey are brother and sister.They went to stay with their crazy grandma Dowdel for one week in the summer for seven years.Even though they both did not want to.They have quite the experiences with grandma.A couple of times grandma isn’t the best influence on Joey and Mary Alice. One of the quotes Mary Alice said in the novel was “I don’t think grandma is a very good influence on us.”Witch is one of the biggest quotes in the book. But a lot of times she shows them how to care for others and protect themselves.Joey finds out that he loves to fly.He goes to school for pilots,but what for? Other people in my class told me their opinions on the book.A friend said she did not like the book because it was hard to follow. The second friend said she liked the book but didn’t like how long the chapters are.My other friend said she liked it I just didn’t have very many exciting parts.Those are just their opinions.Here is my opinion on the novel. As you might have guessed people have different opinions of the novel but here is my opinion.My opinion is that A Long Way from Chicago is a great book.That is my opinion because the characters all are different and have their own personality,some are wild and brave, some are shy and some never stop talking.I also think it is a great novel is novel shows how grandma is very sneaky, smart and kind to others.My favorite part is when joey,Mary Alice,and grandma were at the fair.They found out that all blue ribbon winners could fly in an airplane.Joey loves airplanes. Grandma was in a contest and she didn’t think she could win so she switched pies.But she ended up not winning anyways. Then grandma gets the idea to take the blue ribbon off her hat and acted like she won a contest just so Joey could ride in the airplane.That part in the novel shows how much grandma cares about other people.I would give this novel four out of five stars this is because I didn’t really like some of the parts of the book but I still really like the book.I really enjoyed this novel,I would definitely recommend this novel.
    About 1 year ago
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    I rate this book a 4 star because it was a very interesting book and got me hooked in at the start. The book tells the story of Joey and his sister Mary Alice, city children from Chicago who visit their Grandma Dowdel in her sleepy, rural town during eight summers between 1929 to 1942, the years of the Great Depression. Grandma Dowdel is an unusual woman with much energy and a seize-the-day attitude, and Joey and Mary Alice have several unexpected adventures with her. The book is written in “novel in stories” style, also called short story cycle, in which a collection of short stories is presented in a way that makes reading the whole more enhanced than reading each individual part. The connection I made is that I almost every summer I go to my grandma's house at least twice a week.
    About 1 year ago
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    Marie Alice and Joey go to their grandma’s house every summer. They lived in Chicago and would ride the train every summer to grandma’s house. Some summer they didn’t want to go. But then they loved all of the adventures they had there. One summer Grandma , Marie Alice and Joey went fishing and used a fish cage which is illegal. There were also some police there but they were drunk. After that they caught Grandma and she escaped. The last summer they were there,there was a talent show and Anne Marie was in it and was wearing Grandma’s wedding dress and won the talent show. That was the last time Joe was there. Where did Joe go? The novel we read was called A Long Way From Chicago. My opinion of the novel is that it is a good book. I think this because there were a lot of different adventures and many where grandma breaks the laws. My least favorite part of the book was when it ended. Now Joe isn’t going to come back for a while or he will never come back. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 star. I rated it this because some of the book was a little boring. I would recommend this novel. I think people would like it because some people like the same kind of books as me. That is my opinion over A Long Way From Chicago. I reached out to some other classmates and they said that The book was a pretty good book but the chapters were a little long. Another friend said it was too hard to follow along. Some authors say the book is very good and they enjoy reading Richard Peck's books.
    About 1 year ago

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