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The Savage by David Almond
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Jan 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: david-almond, graphic-novel
Recommended for: Ages 8 and up
Read in January, 2010

I initially bought this book for the library and Middle school students. However, when I received it, I pulled it aside because it looked a little violent and I wanted to read it prior to giving it to the students.

I was quite surprised by the story and ended out loving this book. It's about a young boy who is encountered by the neighborhood bully and seeks his fathers advice. His dad tells the boy that he will talk to the bully and was not surprised by the boys actions because the family has always had problems. When his dad dies of a heart attack, the boy turns to his mom and teacher who informs the boy to write his thoughts down which is precisely what this book is about. The boys vivid imagination comes to life in The Savage and his problems and feelings are resolved.

I have decided to put this in the library because I think many of the students will enjoy this fun, quick read.

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