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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2018, historical-fiction, middle-years, perspective-for-kids

This had the potential to be great, but the best language in the book was found in the first two pages, and it went downhill from there. Very simplistic writing with characters who over-explained everything in cheesy overly-Southern dialogue. "You can't just make your characters say how they feel! That makes me feel angry!" And it did make me feel angry, or exasperated on behalf of middle-years readers who don't need to be talked down to. "Wolf Hollow" is a shining example of a book that deals in hard truths without ever pandering to its audience, and "The Unsung Hero" could have learned something from it.
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Reading Progress

October 2, 2018 – Started Reading
October 2, 2018 – Shelved
October 2, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
October 2, 2018 – Shelved as: middle-years
October 2, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
October 2, 2018 – Shelved as: perspective-for-kids
October 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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xoeloni it's extremely stereotypical and has many historical inaccuracies. it reads a little like someone's fantasy of what they think the south is from watching tv. read "to kill a mockingbird" instead!

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