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Posted December 3, 2012
You'll be out of breath for awhile in this book, but stick with
You'll be out of breath for awhile in this book, but stick with it. The interactions of the middle school children is wonderful! Athlete Immanuel Crighton is a mediocre student but one admired by his friends for his loyalty and his dedication to his team. When he becomes critically ill, Crighton and his family must learn a new way to interact with one another. Crighton befriends a boy who also has been at the edge of death and together, they gradually find a way for Crighton to rethink his life. Gradually, Crighton builds his support system and he discovers that when a door closes, another one opens. All the characters from the first four books in the series are featured in this book.
There are a lot of issues in this book and all are handled with compassion and considerable thought. The author has placed the children in situations which are now common to modern life and they try various ways to tackle the problems so that they can grow from their own experiences. This is one of those books that will remain with you long after you close the back cover. It is the last book in the Ordinary Kids series and it definitely reveals that the kids have grown up! Most parents will want their children to turn out this way.
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Posted December 8, 2013
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK This is the 5th book in Dr. Karen H
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This is the 5th book in Dr. Karen Hitchins Pirnot’s An Ordinary Kid’s Book series. in each book, Dr. Pirnot deals with difficult situations that pre-teen kids may face. In this book, middle school athlete, Crighton Immanuel is diagnosed with leukaemia and suffers while going through Chemo, and other difficult situations that arise with his really challenging medical condition. Along with those things, Crighton is down and depressed because his friends have moved away. What he wasn’t expecting was a group of new friends that were willing to be there for him, and encourage him during this horrible time in his life. These friends were always positive and kept an upbeat relationship with Grighton.
I really loved seeing the strength of these kids and their willingness to help someone that was suffering. And I also love that Dr. Pirnot is willing to write so many books that deal with situations amoung pre teens and teens. Every book Dr. Pirnot writes is full of uplifing encouragement, and this one is no different. I thoroughly reading this book, as well as all of the others in this series. This book is a must for the younger generation to read! This special lesson will sure help others when going through their rough times.
I received this book from the author, Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
Posted March 9, 2013
Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite This is anothe
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This is another book in 'Karen Pirnot's Ordinary Kids' series which is aimed at pre-teen kids. The main characters in these stories face hurdles. Crighton, an energetic, friendly, popular kid who lives for sports, is diagnosed with leukaemia. Suddenly his life becomes completely different. He faces unpleasant chemotherapy and isn’t sure what will happen once the treatment is over. His parents are supportive, but Crighton can’t reach out to them. He is a strong kid, but he is scared and has lost his confidence. And his friend moves away. But then other friends step in and with their unconditional support and acceptance for this new Crighton he rebuilds life in a different direction. Surrounded by caring, enthusiastic youngsters, he absorbs their optimism and becomes a much stronger person.
This book is incredibly positive. Like the optimism of some of the characters, its upbeat focus is infectious. You will easily say that it is written by a clinical psychologist who has worked extensively with families and children. It deals with a very hard topic and makes it accessible without playing it down or being too didactic. Youngsters will be informed and any of them either, facing a similar illness themselves or seeing it in a friend, will be comforted and encouraged to accept what life has presented them with and see how to adapt to it. The writing style is lively and ideally suited to the age group these books are intended for.