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The Origami Nun by Lori Olding
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it was amazing

Review 6******

I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.

This is the most touching children’s book I have read. I absolutely LOVED it.

Six-turning 7-year old Ruth doesn’t speak, but she thinks and feels emotions. This book takes you through a journey seen through Ruth’s eyes. Because she cannot speak, Ruth is different from all the other children in the school. This makes her a target for being bullied. Ruth is a fantastic character. I would like to meet her in real life, because she is smart and the most loving child, even though she has had a rough life.

This is a short story of 82 pages, but I identified with Ruth, because I was also bullied at school. I remember feeling the terror of having to go to school, knowing I would be picked on. It is not a nice feeling at all. Lori Olding has written a fantastic children’s book that had me in tears as I re-lived those emotions alongside Ruth. However, it is also a very uplifting book, as it uses the magic of an origami nun to show that bullying is wrong, and that you cannot bully someone just because they are different than you. The message I got from this story is that both the bully and the bullied person are both hurting for one reason or another, and that bullying does not make it right. As my mother says, “two wrongs do not make a right”. I highly recommend this book to children in the age range of 8+. However, I think adults would like this book too.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the author for allowing me to read this novel, and I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.
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Reading Progress

July 16, 2012 – Started Reading
July 16, 2012 – Shelved
July 16, 2012 – Finished Reading

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