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The Borning Room

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    Short but Very Sweet

    This novella follows a family through four generations of life and death in the borning room. It is a very teachable book that shows the circle of life and that beauty is present everywhere in all things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2007

    This was a great book!

    The Borning Room is a novel about life and death, but more importantly, it¿s about how love and family go hand in hand. No one ever imagined that one room could hold so much history, and Georgina Lott remembers a lot that went on in the borning room. She was born there and her grandfather died in that room. With the help of a runaway slave, her brother was born in that same room. Then, after giving birth to another child, Georgina¿s mother died in the room. Now, as an old woman, Georgina is lying in the room, waiting for her turn to die, and remembering all of the events of birth and death that took place in that room. This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. It¿s really incredible how families tend to stick together in times of need. I really enjoyed reading this book, because it¿s one of those books that will scoop you up from the very beginning and you can¿t stop until you¿ve completely read it. This book does have some sad parts, that could possibly bring tears, but it¿s still a very great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. It's real incredible how families tend to stick together in times of need. I really enjoyed reading this book, because its one of those books that will scoop you up from the very beginning and you can't stop until you've read it completely. This book does have some sad parts that could possibly bring tears, but it still remains a good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    A good book

    I read this book in I think 4th or 5th Grade. I thought it was going to be boring and dull but it wasn't! I just thought of it now and wanted to write a review for this book of my past. I reconmmend it as a read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2004

    It was a very intresting book.

    I thought that the part when Mama gave birth to Zeb and Cement was very sad because things went wrong. Also when grandpa died that was so discriptive and really sad. I thought that it was so neat that Mama, grandma, grandpa and Emaline were all a part of the boring room. However, after that Mama died and I could really tell that Emaline loved her so much. Then when Mama's baby died that was so depressing. I loved the part at the end of the book. It was the best part of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2003

    I Really Really Really Love This Book

    I love this book. I read this book 2 times in a row. I am now reading it agian. This is a Libary book and I kept returning the book and kept checking it back out. Now I have 4 copys of it because i told everyone about it and talked about it over and over and most of them bought me the book. I recommend this book to everyone that Loves to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    Stephanie, Jones Middle School (UA, Ohio); October 28, 2002

    It took me a little over a month to read this book because of all of the requirments that we had to do. And that is because I am reading this book as an individual reading book of my choice for school. This was a very interesting and memorable book. I learned A LOT because I to, like Georgina (the main character), live in Ohio and it is really neat how I can hear about what Ohio was like in the 1800s and compare it to how it is now in 2002. I really enjoyed reading this book and hope to pick up another of Paul Fleischman's books and really get into it and like it as much as I did this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2001

    Short N Sweet

    I remember when I read the Borning Room as a school assignment and yet I enjoyed it so much that I re-read it again! I had to return the book to my teacher,and right after I did that, I bought my own copy. It is a book that should be loved and cherished forever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2001

    Good Book

    I read this book in about an hour and a half thats how easy this book was. At first I thought it would be boring but really its good. This book seemed like a long novel but really it was only 101 pages but it exspressed a ton in those 101 pages. I really think you should read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2001

    Not very good

    Our class had to read historical fiction books this year and we had to make an exciting poster, talk about the book, and do a skit on our book. Our group read this book and we were trying to find an EXCITING thing to do with the skit and the poster. Our group all agrees, there isn't a thing that is interting. I wouldn't recommend this book, to anyone.

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    Posted June 23, 2011

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