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Can feel warmth in one sitting
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I liked this book because the author put a lot of details into it. She gave it a lot of enthusiasm. It also was like a text to self for me. The way she described it also helps me picture the book in my mind.
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Posted January 27, 2012
The book Missing May is about a young girl named Summer. She was only six years when she was adopted by a couple with names of May and Ob. They adopted her because both of her parents died. When she moved in, May and Ob loved her very much. They fed her and took very good care of her. Six years later May died and Summer and Ob were devastated. Ob felt as if he could just quit breathing and die. Then a boy that Summer knows came along. He collected many things. He collected old pictures the most. Ob and Summer found him looking through their old car for pictures. Ob invited him in and they became really good friends later on. He made Ob feel as if he had a purpose of living still. They hang out almost every day. Ob believes that May is on her way back. He says she has been sending signs to him from the spirit world. Ob, Summer, and Cletus Underwood. Go on a trip. They go to search for a bat lady that supposedly can connect with spirits. Ob says after they talk to the bat lady they all can go have fun and go visit historic places. They go to see the bat lady and they knock on the door. A boy answers and said the lady passed away not too long ago. Ob suddenly becomes filled with sorrow. They still go and have fun though. This book interested me very much. I suggest that all children my age should read it. I usually don’t read a lot of books but this one is really good. The characters turn from happy to sad throughout the book. I could picture the book in my mind. The author put really good details in it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2011
This is such a wonderful story about learning to cope with the loss of a loved one. This is something that everyone will experience in his or her lifetime. The hardest thing I can imagine is losing ones mother, and that is exactly what the main character Summer loses. May was the wife of Ob and mother to Summer. When she passed away Ob and May were highly affected by her death. It was as if their worlds had stopped. May was always on their minds and they did nothing but miss her. Ob would say that he could still feel her and needed to contact her one last time in order to get closure. With the help of Summer's classmate Cletus, they went on search of contacting May to finally say goodbye and to be able to move on with their lives and be able to stop missing May.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 23, 2007
This book would be good for 4th graders and 5th graders! IT deals with death and students could really relate to that subject!IT falls under the realistic Genre! I love this book because it is sweet. ' What is the true mission of Spirit messages? To bring Consolation in the sorrows of life!Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May. New York, NY: Orchard Book, 1992.
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She does it again
Rylant never ceases to amaze me. This is by far my favorite. As an educator, teaching is endless with this book. The craft of writing and technique with her work is easily seen by middle school students. Her writing truly inspires me and my students. My students come from such diverse families and tragic events. This book is something they can definately relate to.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.