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Sahara Special

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Beautiful story. I read this with my 8 year old daughter after

    Beautiful story. I read this with my 8 year old daughter after reading "Vive La Paris", another novel by the author. They are both written so well. Each night, we would read way past her bedtime because we enjoyed the story so much. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted December 2, 2010

    My Family LOVED this book

    I checked this audio book out of the library for a long family trip. The audio book is read by Phylicia Rashad, who has a lovely voice and who is a fabulous reader. You should have seen my entire family RUN back to the car after rest stops (parents too) to get back to the CD! Also the frantic cries, "Wait! Rewind! I didn't hear that! Rewind!" Although some of the material and themes are on the mature side, it is a truly rewarding story that gives the listener a lot to think about. In particular, one main character in the story illustrates that even if a teacher [parent/boss/partner] does NOT know how to solve a problem that another person has, he/she can use the amazingly powerful tools of patience, respect and acceptance to encourage personal growth and a good outcome for that other person. I found the story to be inspirational and highly practical while avoiding sentimentality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    powerful, beautiful!!

    I really think the reason this was a great book is because of all the meanings in has and how it has to do with the life from a girl in special ed to a boy in her class that needs help because of the way his mom treats him!! and smacks him in the head! and how sahara must learn to deal with her dad leaving her and her mom..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2008

    Phenomenal

    It was touching in a way I don't know. I cried at the end. This is what I call a vividly written book. You can really imagine what is going on! I think it is a book in which the story can happen in real life, but in Sahara's case, you don't want to believe it has happened to her. Sometimes it's sad. Sahara Special is a mix of reality, emotions, and this book is definetely special!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2007

    so sad..but EXCELLENT!!!!!

    it is about a girl named sahara..her dad named her sahara to make her feel special...when she was in 2nd grade people started calling her sahara special...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2006

    Sahara Special is my new Fav Book!!!

    This is such a touching story-good descriptive words and good stories, and I especially loved the poetry. The only thing was there were a few bad words but not that bad, and I really want to read the next one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2006

    SAHARA SPECIAL

    I thought that this book was really REALLY touching. The characters' personalities are very strong, but if you are nine years old or younger, I advise you not to read this book because it has some bad words in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2004

    Perfect

    This book is truly outstanding. It combinds fear, happyness, and tears. I absolutely adore this book and I'm reccomending it to all my friends

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2003

    This is what I call a book!.....

    If your a kid, teenager, adult, whatever... then you'll love this book. If you like to laugh and giggle then here ya go! This book is truly inspiring. It has everything a great book needs. A funny story with a happy ending. This is just too perfect for words! And it's a postive story and a real page turner. I cant wait to do my book report on it! And the writer is outstanding. She has a wonderful gift for writing. We need more writers like her! And I know what people too! Here they are: Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, J.K. Rowling, Sharon Creech, Ann M. Martin, Jean Ferris, and finally Micael Hoeye. All these wonderful authors I have listed, I love. Who wouldnt? There writing is just so awesome! I think all writers have great talents, but I think these and probably many more out there, are the greatest writers in history! Each book inspires us in a lot of different ways. And I think 'Sahara Special' inspirs us all. I hope everyone reads this book and enjoys it. Also enjoy other writers whether, it's the ones I listed or your favorites. It doesnt matter. But above all, Have fun reading. ;-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2003

    A wonderful, inspiring story

    A great gift for a teacher or any child, whether sh/e loves to read and write or is having trouble doing so. Esme Codell is a talented and funny writer.

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