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wangee

Azwan Abdullah Abdullah itibaren Hürremşah Köyü, 57800 Hürremşah Köyü/Erfelek/Sinop, Türkiye itibaren Hürremşah Köyü, 57800 Hürremşah Köyü/Erfelek/Sinop, Türkiye

Okuyucu Azwan Abdullah Abdullah itibaren Hürremşah Köyü, 57800 Hürremşah Köyü/Erfelek/Sinop, Türkiye

Azwan Abdullah Abdullah itibaren Hürremşah Köyü, 57800 Hürremşah Köyü/Erfelek/Sinop, Türkiye

wangee

I have no idea what to make of this book but I loved the ending even though it was a little bit predictable. I didn't care about the characters much, except maybe Eduard, but that's not what this book seemed to be about anyway. What I really don't get is why Paulo Coelho involved himself in the story, he's only mentioned briefly at the beginning and then in a whole chapter in which he explains why he wrote the book ... had nothing to do with the story for me.

wangee

Do you ever find yourself finishing a book and loving it so much you refrain from reading for a while? You don't want to pick up another title because it may erase the wonderful feelings you currently have. Ox Cart Angel did that to me. I simply loved this book. The captivating storyline carried me from the first page to the last. At times I was on the edge of my seat and others I was sad, enraged, and awed. More than once I found myself starring blankly at my Kindle screen. Mr. Arnold has a way of painting beautifully detailed scenes and situations. He sets the reader up for deeper thoughts and knocked me out of the story - in a good way. Themes of pioneer days, racism before it was called such, survival, family, beliefs, society were all presented in this middle grade book. I couldn't help but stop and reflect. An author with this skill - especially for young readers - is a fantastic find. I hope Ox Cart Angel finds its way into classrooms. It needs to be there. A few of the scenes are tense and some may verge on disturbing for very young readers, but I feel it would be a wonderful addition to any unit on homesteaders, Native American history, Minnesota history, racism, survival, or the Civil War. Fifth, sixth, seventh grade teachers (and up) please check out this story. I also encourage Mr. Arnold to add a map to this tale if possible. I would have liked to track Claire and Xavier's journey. For anyone looking for a wonderful story I encourage you to pick up this book. I hope you'll love it as much as I did.

wangee

Wow, what a book. I think many readers would find the beginning of this book a bit boring and strange, the middle hard to read and occasionally offensive. But the ending is worth the hike. This would be the perfect book for a discussion group as it leaves you with more questions than you had at the beginning. The philosophical look at human nature and society is a great draw for anyone who likes a challenging thinking book, and peeling back the layers and motivations of Jimmy the Snowman will draw in anyone who loves a complex character.