Julia’s Review of All The Answers by Kate Messner

All The Answers

Another book review by sixth grader, Julia, All the Answers by Kate Messner.

  • Write three words to describe this book.  moving, interesting, funny
  • What was you favorite part of the book?  I liked when Ava climbed the entire ropes course, because she overcame her fears and felt like she could do anything.
  • Who was your favorite character?  Why?  I really liked Emma, her idea of having a doesn’t name each day is really funny. I also liked Mrs. Galvin.
  • How did the book make your feel?  I felt sorry for Ava because her mom had cancer, and her grandpa was sick and he died.
  • Did anything in the book make you happy?  I was happy when Ava made all the people at the nursing home so happy, and when her mom got better.
  • Did anything in the book make you sad?  If so, what? I was sad when her grandpa died.

Book Synopsis from Bloomsbury Publishing –What if your pencil had all the answers? Would you ace every test? Would you know what your teachers were thinking? When Ava Anderson finds a scratched up pencil she doodles like she would with any other pencil. But when she writes a question in the margin of her math quiz, she hears a clear answer in a voice no one else seems to hear.
With the help of her friend Sophie, Ava figures out that the pencil will answer factual questions only – those with definite right or wrong answers – but won’t predict the future. Ava and Sophie discover all kinds of uses for the pencil, and Ava’s confidence grows with each answer. But it’s getting shorter with every sharpening, and when the pencil reveals a scary truth about Ava’s family, she realizes that sometimes the bravest people are the ones who live without all the answers…

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