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Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
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it was amazing

PLOT: Dan Hatch explains what a red letter day is. He was in a bike race. He came in seventy-ninth and won the raffle afterward. He won one hundred dollars and a new racing bike. After the race him and Arthur went on a bike ride. They both were talking about Arthur eating supper at Dan’s house. They got back to Dan’s house ate supper and then Dan’s mom had to go to work, his Dad had to help his grandma get the tractor running again so Dan and Arthur were home alone with Dan’s baby brother Ryan. The tornado sirens went off and then stopped right away. Dan and Arthur were confused, then they heard a big gust of wind coming then the sirens went off again. Dan ran upstairs and got Ryan up from his nap and then they all ran downstairs to the basement bathroom with a flashlight and a blanket. They then waited for the storm to pass. The tornado ripped right through the house and then another one came through it right after. When the storm was over Dan, Arthur and Ryan were alright they had to find a way out of the house. Once they actually got out of the house they met up with Arthur’s sister who was coming to find them. Dan found his family and decided to go live with his grandma out on the farm. Arthur’s family was all ok and together.
CHARACTERIZATION: The book never actually describes the characters. Dan Hatch is the main character of the story. He does not change much throughout the story. Arthur is Dan’s best friend and does not change much either. Stacey is Arthur’s older sister.
SETTING: This book takes place in Grand Island, Nebraska on June 3, 1980.
I would recommend this book to anyone that likes to read a book about something that could actually happen to themselves. The gender of the person that I would recommend this book to does not matter. They would have to be over the age of ten. I liked this book and it was good to read. I am surprised that it ended with a narrator telling the reader where everyone that was mentioned in the story went to live. The narrator told how the people who lived in the town helped every other person out in the town to clean up the rubbish from the tornado.
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January 8, 2014 – Started Reading
January 8, 2014 – Shelved
February 12, 2014 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Adrienne (last edited Feb 12, 2014 08:25AM) (new) - added it

Adrienne 3,4 (last paragraph fix sentence structure-run ons; good review otherwise)


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