I do a monthly book club with students at my school. Each spring, we do a Newbery session. Students read one or more of the Newbery award books for the year. One Came Home by Amy Timberlake captured one of those awards.
My son and I read this aloud together. The book was interesting and unexpected. My son did not like the book the first half, but the action picked up in the second half. The eighth grader who read the book felt the same way we did. Stick with this book until the end.
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