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Review of Things Not Seen
By Lauren
Genre: Non-fiction Level: Elementary 4-6
Category: Student Examples


Things Not Seen, By Andrew Clements

Imagine waking up one morning, and taking a shower. Sounds pretty normal, right? Maybe. But then, when you look in mirror, what would you think if you saw no reflection? This is exactly what happens to Bobby Phillips. One of my favorite parts is when he befriends a blind girl, Alicia. To her, he is just a nice boy who wants to be friends. She isn't constantly poking and prodding at him every waking hour like his mad scientist father, or always worrying like his anxious mother. The main outline of this story is Bobby's family trying to find out how to get Bobby back to normal before the school gets too nosey. But also, it is a tale of friendship. I enjoyed this book so much; I wish that Andrew Clements would write a sequel for it.

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About the Author: Lauren is a 5th grader at Chugach Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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