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Out of the Dust

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

The Book out of the dust

Out of the Dust is about a young girl named Billie Jo. She lives on the dry flat lands of Oklahoma with her mother and father. Her mother dies giving birth to what would have been her first sibling. Unfortunatly her new born baby brother dies also. What is wost is that ...
Out of the Dust is about a young girl named Billie Jo. She lives on the dry flat lands of Oklahoma with her mother and father. Her mother dies giving birth to what would have been her first sibling. Unfortunatly her new born baby brother dies also. What is wost is that the only thing to calm her done is to play the piano which she can't do because her hands are burnt. Her father does not talk to her any more and she can't get over her mother dieing. so she leaves her dad in the middle of the night to catch a trian. But after a few days she calls he dad and tells him were she is and that she is coming home on the next train. After that they were like a family again and there wheat started growing. Billie Jo ends up going to the doctor and her gives her medicine so she can use her hands again.

I would give this book 5 stars. I like it because you can really tell what the charectors are saying doing and feeling. It isn't a fairy tale or somthing like that it tells what happens in real life today. I feel like I am in the blazzing sun of running away with Billie Jo. I loved this book but make sure you have4 a box of tissues by your side.

posted by 945923 on February 5, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

This is a very touching story written in all poetry. It features a lot of metaphors, like comparing her piano to her mother. I think this book is appropriate for ages 10-13 because you can relate to the characters better at that age. My favorite p...
Out of the Dust

This is a very touching story written in all poetry. It features a lot of metaphors, like comparing her piano to her mother. I think this book is appropriate for ages 10-13 because you can relate to the characters better at that age. My favorite poem is "On Stage" on page 13 because I play piano and I know how it feels to be on stage. Some parts were boring, but overall I thought it was a good book.

posted by 5373376 on December 3, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    good

    it was truthfully an amazing book even though it is slightly gruesome at parts its still great!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Perfect

    Slow plot? No!! This gripping story actally developed characters insteaf of shoving them at you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    I LOVE this book because it is interesting throughout the whole

    I LOVE this book because it is interesting throughout the whole story. if I had to rate this book, I would give it a 5/5 because it is a story about the dustbowl.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    I love this book

    I read this book in class and i loved it. Imagine beening in that time period and having to have all of those crisis that is very tuff. I recomand it from ages 12 and up. Great book better read it. Oh here is a tip so it starts out kind of slow and very past but if you start getting into it it goes by so quickly what i mean is it knly toke my class about a week to three to read cause we only read about about eight pages a day and its about two hundred pages so yeah but thats my bref tip on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Nice book

    This is a great book. I would recomend this book for ages10-65. This is a verry toching book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Life

    Yea this is sad but this is life and this book showss us how we should enjoy what we have. See in the man on the train showed her that she didnt know a good thinl till it was gone so enjpys the little things you do have and dpnt dwell an the past becaause there is a whole future ahead of you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Ootd

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    All time favorite

    I read this book for the first time when I was in middle school ad ended up falling in love with it. Its an awesome book for a book report for school or just to cuddle up in a blanket and read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Fun

    A good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Loved it!!

    I loved this book because, it made me cry, laugh, hope, and dream all at the same time!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    LAKE

    LAKR

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    :)

    I L.O.V.E this we read it in school. We the mother died ie was so sad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Swicked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is sooooo swicked(sweet&wicked)!!!!!!!!!! It was a easy read & i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    like this book

    I live this book i wonder if they have amovie of it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Tjspiller

    Good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Anominoys

    I love this book and we read it with pur middle school class at IGH MS. I hope ya'll enjoy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Good

    This is a fantastic book.Everyone should read this.It is a well-written book.It dosen't have chapters.Instead,it is written in a series of poems.It goes really fast.I quite injoy it.FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!!!!!!MEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;P

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Awsome!

    Graet story! Made me cry at some ponts. But that just says how graet it was! <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    God

    God is great. He will love you no mater what. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Incredible

    One of the most touching and memorable texts I have ever read. Young adult literature at its best.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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