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When She Hollers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2009


    Book Review Outline
    Book title and author: When She Hollers by Cynthia Voigt
    Title of review:
    Number of stars (1 to 5): 3

    In Cynthia Voigt's When She Hollers, Tish is faced with an issue that is unforgettable and has many consequences. Not only is it physical consequences but emotional and mental. I believe the author wanted the audience to realize that this kind of thing really does occur in everyday life. The whole point of the book may be an issue that isn't talked about that's very serious and traumatic but the story itself was drawn out.

    Description and summary of main points
    Tish has been going through this horrible situation for a long time but finally lashes out and attempts to stand up for herself by threatening her stepfather with a knife at breakfast. Since her mother is in denial the truth speaking actions and words of Tish don't go as wanted/planned. Going to school with the knife in her Docs may not have been her best decision considering it causes more trouble than it keeps it away. That feeling of security may have been a good idea at the time but in the end she may have started wondering if what it caused was right or wrong.

    The first chapter was mind blowing. The way it started out by going right into her dilemma I believe was the best way to begin this book. After the first couple chapters the story seemed to be drawn out. In order to make the book as long as it is Voigt elaborated a little too much on the components. For example the school complication lasted for many chapters. Even with that the book was still suspenseful. I just wanted to keep reading to find out the truth. I had an idea but I wanted to read it in text. In the end the way she tells the truth is so sad. It tore me up.

    This drawn out book's main point was one that is hardly talked about but affects many people everyday. Although Cynthia Voigt elaborated too much I was still addicted to reading it. Tish's trouble made me feel so angry because that kind of thing really does go on and it shouldn't. I was able to tell what she was feeling and going through because of the way Cynthia wrote the book. Although the ending aggravated me I still would tell people to read it.

    Your final review
    Overall I give the book 3 stars. I loved that the book was able to make me feel a certain way and actually start relating it to real life situations but I didn't like that it was exaggerated on so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    It was....DIFFERENT

    When I first saw this book, I got it from my school library, I was like FINALLY an interesting book, and when I read the first page I was like WHAT the heck is going on, it confused me, they just bluntly started saying things, I didn't know who was who. And then as the story went on I was NUH UH! O NO she didn't and stuff like that. And before I got to the last 20 pages, I realised, what the FREAK the book is already ending. The only reason I gave this book 3 stars is because There was only ONE i said ONE part, that I re-read over and over again, and it made me cry. It really did, I dont usually cry for those things even though u know it's sourt of sad, but I read it and just how they made her say it and the whole writing it down thing, It tore me up. Yeah I cried, I really did. And when I got to the end I realised how much bull it was. It's a good 40 minute read, if it takes U THAT long, but if u happen to come across this book I wouldn't buy it, but sit down and read it, u might FEEL her pain, like I did, for that 30 seconds. I don't know why I'm chomping this book so bad maybe it's because they basically tell u everything in the first chapter so the rest of the book is like...Ok.But I DO recomend some good books, and since you can obviously tell I'm a picky reader, U know there alright

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