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With a Name like Love

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

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    A beautiful story for kids and grown-ups alike.

    I am not sure what to say about this book other than I loved, loved, loved it. I normally shy away from books that have religion in them (the Love family is headed by a reverend and they travel around the south to preach in small, poor towns) but this is not a book about religion, this is a book about goodness and overcoming the bad stuff that happens, and embracing people who have become bitter and full of hate, to try to help them, instead of turning away. There are many bad things that happen in this book, but the characters are so good and lovable that no matter what happened to them, I was filled with a strange sense of joy as I read about their troubles and how they handled them with grace, positivity and the determination to make things better. It sounds cliche, but I loved the whole Love family, particularly Ollie and her daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, and thought this story was beautifully drawn from beginning to end. What a wonderful read for kids and grown-ups alike.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    I heard about this book from a friend's children who were wrestl

    I heard about this book from a friend's children who were wrestling over their one copy. I read it and loved it so much I purchased five copies to give as gifts. It is wonderfully written, the characters are strong and beautifully developed, and you want to stay on in Ollie's world after the murder mystery is solved and you finish the book. Although the family are preachers, it is more a story of family, caring for others and finding justice in an out of the way corner of 1957 Arkansas.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Awesome book

    I dont have the e-book but i bought the real book it is simpley devine i suggest this book to anyone at any agec

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is awesome it is a great page turner for fifth grade and up. I LOVED!!!!!!!!!This book soooo much im extremly sad its over. It starts a little slow but gets great and unable to but down! A MUST read!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    When I first started this book I HATED it because it had a slow

    When I first started this book I HATED it because it had a slow start. But by the middle I couldn’t put it down. I liked the way Ollie stayed strong and how she showed kindness to Virginia and Jimmy when no one would. The reason I like Ollie so much is because she is always helping people and has the bravery to help people when no one else does. We all have bravery in us but few of us come to find it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Amazingly written:)

    I realy like this book, but did it HAVE to be so expensive??????????

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    powerful and beautifully written

    I picked this novel up because it received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus AND school library journal. I was not disappointed. It is powerful and sweet and heart breaking all at the same time. Beautifully written and poignant. I just loved this one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    The best book

    I looooooove this book it has great mystery

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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