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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks Series #2)

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A Complete Book Review Of THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET

The book I chose to read was The Penderwicks On Gardam Street. It is a sequel to The Penderwicks. The book takes place Fall 2008 in a town called Cameron, Massachusetts. The prologue starts the book off when their mother was alive but sick. She dies and gives the Pender...
The book I chose to read was The Penderwicks On Gardam Street. It is a sequel to The Penderwicks. The book takes place Fall 2008 in a town called Cameron, Massachusetts. The prologue starts the book off when their mother was alive but sick. She dies and gives the Penderwick's Aunt Claire a very important blue letter. In chapter one the girls have a new neighbor single mother Iantha and her baby boy Ben and orange cat Asimov. Mr. Penderwick reads the note his wife left him long ago it it says that four years after her death he needs to start dating. In chapter six the girls decide to hold a MOPS (Meeting Of Penderwick Sisters). Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty come up with a "Save-Daddy Plan". Their plan is to set up three more horrible dates for their father so he'll want to stop dating. Throughout the rest of the book lies are caught up to them and the family also becomes good freinds with Iantha and hang out with Tommy Gieger and his football loving older brother.

I found a lot of positives, and some negatives, in the book The Penderwicks On Gardam Street. One thing I like was that each character is unique in personality and physical traits. I liked the change in Skye throughout the novel, from fiery to bold and truthful. The mysterious ending and how everything works out right and everybody is
happy. The description throughout the novel was not very creative and didn't grab my attention. I didn't see why the Rosalind and Tommy relationship was necessary. I hated reading about the character Batty and didn't understand what made her four year old adventures so interesting. All in all I liked reading this novel.

I really liked this author's writing style. It was clear and easy to read and was full of expression, like when she was describing Jane's feelings throughout the book. Jeanne Birdsall wrote The Penderwicks in third person so you could see the outlook of events from different perspectives. She used pretty good sensory vocabulary
throughout novel, for example, in the first chapter when Rosalind was baking a cake. Her writing is sometimes a little old fashioned, but at the same time casual because she used words like oaf and their adventures.

I would and would not recommend this book for many reasons. I would because it is descriptive, has likable characters, has a amazing plot and ending. I would say no in some cases because the first original book is better and you wouldn't understand this book without reading the first. If you're ten and up I would recommend it. If you were younger than ten I would not because there is talk about the father dating and also Rosalind dealing with a crush, besides that there is nothing to look out for. Similar novels include The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, Mysterious Benidict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, and Savvy by Trenton Law. I would also recommend The
Mysterious Benidict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
I loved reading and reviewing this book.

posted by Courtneys-Homework on January 21, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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LLLLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE IIIIIIIITTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MUST READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Anonymous on January 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Could be better

    This book was good but i.just recently.read the first book and thought that the first book was better and less predicable than this book butbi still enjoyed it and thought it was cute short and refreshing

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    O.K.

    This book was good, but not as good as the first one.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Good but not as good as the first one

    This book hasnt lived up to my expectations. It was nice but not wonderful. The plot is week and having the twelve year old dating is a bit much. Definately not worth the money.

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