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Blackout by John Rocco
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Apr 16, 2012

really liked it
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Blackout by John Rocco is about a boy wanting to spend time with his family, but they are all too busy for him. His mom is on the computer, his sister is hogging the phone, and his dad is cooking. Everything stops once the power goes out, and the city experiences a black out. The family comes up with ways to entertain themselves and spend time together in this cute book.
This book expands awareness by showing different ways to spend a blackout with a family, such as stargazing or shadow puppets. It lets readers see what happens during such a time if they never experienced it themselves. It's a good read about spending time with family but it doesn't push the moral on the reader; they discover it themselves. The book tells the truth as this is something that happens to some readers frequently, and it has quality and integrity, which makes it a good story. The book is also original.
As a teacher I would have this book as a pleasure read for students, or to talk about city living and the struggles people could face or different experiences they could have for those who didn't know.

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