Thursday, January 21, 2010

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

All of the Above is set in a poor urban school in Cincinatti, Ohio. The novel is told from the perspective of 5 students, their math teacher and community members who were all involved in a project to build the world's largest tetrahedron. Each student and adult has a reason for becoming involved in the project and the outcome surprises them all.

I really enjoyed the multiple points of view in this novel. I also thought the author did a great job of showing what each kid was really like, not who people thought they were. If you like the Bluford books or Kimani Tru, you would love this!!

Review by Mrs. Gallagher