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As Simple as It Seems

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

fantastic

i am 11 years old and i couldn't let go of this book. It is faith-lifting and inspiring to know that just because your mom and dad arent your real parents doesnt mean your not loved and to show that different people can change your life forever. It is an inspiring book....
i am 11 years old and i couldn't let go of this book. It is faith-lifting and inspiring to know that just because your mom and dad arent your real parents doesnt mean your not loved and to show that different people can change your life forever. It is an inspiring book. I think people can relate to Verbena and her problems.

posted by 5878432 on February 6, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Okay, this was cute . I'm not big on middle grade novels

Okay, this was cute
.

I'm not big on middle grade novels - they're usually too short for my liking - but when I'm sick, I like to read something that doesn't involve much thinking and that is rather adorable. As Simple As It Seems
delivered on those coun...
Okay, this was cute
.

I'm not big on middle grade novels - they're usually too short for my liking - but when I'm sick, I like to read something that doesn't involve much thinking and that is rather adorable. As Simple As It Seems
delivered on those counts.

There's not much to any of the characters - Weeks does her best to make them deep, given the length of the book - but the main characters, Verbie and Pooch, were adorable. They made me giggle and some of the things they said I laughed out loud at and just had to repeat to myself.

As for the plot - well, it's not too difficult to figure out what happens, even if you are younger. (It's spelled out for you.) The story itself was cute, though, and has a good lesson that goes with it.

posted by wordforteens on August 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Great Book !

    An inspiring book that so many can relate to. Sometimes we all wish we were someone else. I could not put it down! I strongly recommend this to any reader. This book just goes to show that no matter what people in the past have done, you don't have to let it effect you. As Verbie realizes in this book, family isn't who is related to you, but who loves you

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Heartwarming

    I rate it a four because it wasnt my absouloute favorute book but it was still very good. I totally reccomend anyone to read thus beautifully written book by sarah weeks. It is so very wonderful indeed. I love thus book and im sure yiu that is reading this will too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Cute Inspiring Story by Sarah Weeks I enjoyed the book As Simple

    Cute Inspiring Story by Sarah Weeks
    I enjoyed the book As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks. Out of 5 stars, I would give it 4. I would give it 4 stars because the whole time I was reading I was interested. My favorite character was the main character, Verbena, a girl that finds out she’s adopted and then ends up meeting and becoming best friends with the new boy that just moved in. One of biggest reasons I liked this book was because it could really relate to girls, or even boys, that are adopted or confused about their feelings. When Verbena finds out the truth, she turns into a very angry person, and she gets short tempered. In addition to that, another thing I liked about this book was how new things were always happening. For example, I would have never thought that she was going to find out she was adopted or meet a new boy who at first believed she was a ghost. Another reason I enjoyed this book was it was a touching story. Even though Verbena found out she was adopted and thought her life was annoying and boring, she realized that he parents did love her, and her life really wasn’t that bad. Over all, I think this book was pretty good, and I would recommend it for people around the ages 11-13. It was a relatable book and a cute story. 
    HaileyCHMS14

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    As simple as it seems

    I just got this book from book fair and its great
    Just started it seems somewhat sad talking about her family's history.
    I really do feel bad for her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Amazayn

    This book was amazayn

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Oooh!

    This book sounds really good so i cant wait to read it...

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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