Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Review: Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Number of pages: 223
Stars: 4 out of 5

I really enjoyed this book honestly I didn't really know what to expect the last thing i thought it would be about is a a young girl coping with her parents separating.

When your in a tough time we want to believe in anything just to escape reality. that is exactly what Rebecca Shapiro does. One day her mom packs up suitcases and tells her and her younger brother to get into the car, she tells them their going on a vacation to visit their Gran in Atlanta leaving behind their dad in Baltimore. As soon as they reach in Atlanta Rebecca learns the truth that they might be staying for a period of time and her mom and dad sort through something's. Rebecca doesn't understand what is going on and lashes out at her mom in rage and confusion. The main parts of the book is about Rebecca trying to understand what is happening with her family, she doesn't want to believe that her parents might be splitting up. She finds a magic bread box that grants anything she desires as long as it fits inside the bread box. she soon learns that with the power the wish whatever she wants their are consequences as well. Can Rebecca truly handle all the changes in her life?

Though it was interesting following the perspective of a young child going through a separation, not knowing wither her family might ever be whole again the only thing i didn't understand was did her parents reconcile because it ended with them arguing about which route they wanted to take to get back home but did they ever truly work things out? T hats the only thing i was lost about.

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