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October Sky

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

October Sky

October Sky is definitely one of the best books I have ever read. * I think the real turning point in the book and in Sonny¿s life is the Bump. I would say that Roy Lee is my favorite character because he likes to have a lot of fun and is funny and I can relate to that....
October Sky is definitely one of the best books I have ever read. * I think the real turning point in the book and in Sonny¿s life is the Bump. I would say that Roy Lee is my favorite character because he likes to have a lot of fun and is funny and I can relate to that. I had fun reading this book because it is very funny and is very adventurous. I also thought that the theme of this book can be very inspiring to many people and that¿s sometimes rare and I think that is very unique.
I feel like Homer Hickam was very descriptive in October Sky I felt like I was actually at the launch pad when he rockets took off. Mr. Hickam also had a very wide range of vocabulary of when the rockets took off, like (it vroomed off, it wooshed off, it shot off). *My Favorite Part of the book is at the very end when his dad launches off the last rocket, because it seemed like that¿s all he ever wanted was his dad to see what he can do and when his dad launched that rocket his dad not only saw, but felt how much sonny could do.

posted by 825102 on January 13, 2009

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

One of Hickam's fine works....

Hickam, Jr. keeps coming at you with truth after truth, and its breathtaking to see the development of this teen of whom Hickam writes- himself. I couldn¿t stand nearing the end, the pages growing thinner and thinner, until there was only the cover.

posted by 825419 on January 13, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    October Sky Review

    I didn¿t like the book because it was slow to find out the plot. Basically it was about a kid who didn¿t like his in a coal mining town and wanted to build rockets. The main character is Sonny. I wouldn¿t recommend this book to people that don¿t have a good patience, a good attention span, or don¿t like to read. If you skim books and read fast you wouldn¿t understand it.<BR/> Something I would recommend to the writer is making it more exciting. If they used more exhilarating sentences it wouldn¿t be as slow. My favorite part was when they started building rockets. I like the main character Sonny. He is sometimes funny and I can sometimes relate to him. I hope this review helped you make a decision if you want to read the book or not.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2009

    October Sky

    The book was not very absorbing. I wouldnt recomend it, I only read it because I had to for school.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    ocotber sky

    October Sky is a really good book to read if your really interested in the coal mines of West Virginia.This book is all about West Virginia's coal mining.Such as how everything worked in the coal mine,how the town near the coal mines were, and what kind of people lived in the town.This book has history of West Virginia coal mines with a little bit of drama, and tensions mixed with it.It's a good book, that tells about a true story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    October Sky

    October Sky is a truly boring book. You should avoid if possible. Half of the book is the author rambling on about how bad his life was. It was extremely hard too keep my focus during reading. It isn¿t that bad in the beginning, but I lost all interest in the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    The Best Thing about October Sky.

    October Sky<BR/><BR/> The book October Sky is a very boring and exciting book. I have read more interesting books than October Sky. However, I like how the members of BMCA show they can be fun people and be still extremely smart too. I also like how they put a lot of emotion into their actions. <BR/>Spoiler: don¿t want to know what happens don¿t read<BR/>My favorite pat of the book is when sonny was coming from school and it was snowing. He was taken in out of the snow by an old lady. She invited him in out of the snow, because if he would have stayed out in the snow he could have frozen to death.<BR/>It turned out that the lady knew Sonny¿s father. Several years ago when she was a young child, the house she lived in caught on fire. Sonny¿s dad lived close bye and saved her life by getting her out of the house. That was the best part of the book.

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