Customer Reviews for

Jewel

Average Rating 4
( 38 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(11)

4 Star

(19)

3 Star

(5)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Best book I have ever read!!!

This book was the most accurate and poignant story I have ever read that attempted to describe the absolutely overwhelming feeling of love and sense of total responsibilty that a women feels for her children. I did not feel that it was especially about Down's Syndrome,...
This book was the most accurate and poignant story I have ever read that attempted to describe the absolutely overwhelming feeling of love and sense of total responsibilty that a women feels for her children. I did not feel that it was especially about Down's Syndrome, but rather about the sacrifices women make for their husbands and the family as a whole. The time period was accurately shown, and the way Jewel grows throughout the book, including the way she comes to realize her subtle forms of racism as unacceptable, are incredibly moving.

posted by Anonymous on February 27, 2002

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

This book came highly recommended so I bought it for my mother who loves to read good literature. I was surprised when she admitted that she really did not care for the book. I decided to read it myself and found it absolutely captivating right up to the birth of Brenda...
This book came highly recommended so I bought it for my mother who loves to read good literature. I was surprised when she admitted that she really did not care for the book. I decided to read it myself and found it absolutely captivating right up to the birth of Brenda Kay, at which point it really took a strange turn. I found myself just slogging throught it, hoping it would get better. Sadly, it never did. Such a disappointment for a book that really did a great job of drawing the reader in right from the start. It began as a page-turner, but ended as something I almost dreaded to finish.

posted by Anonymous on April 10, 2008

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1