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Posted October 27, 2010
Impact/ 50 Short Stories by Holt Rinehart and Winston. This book is divided into 50 short stories, each covering different topics and different scenes and time periods. One of my favorite stories in this book is called the "Gift of the Magi". It is about this poor family receiving a gift from the teacher of the school for Christmas. That made everyone curious about what is in that big large wrapped box. The family guessed many different possibilities of what might be in that gift, finally when the day came for the present to be opened. It was a bunch of books. The family was disappointed. The theme of this story I thought was good. After they got the books, it gave the child good reading habits. This can show that even if you don't like something at the moment, you never know what you can pick up from it. Overall this is a good book even though I didn't finish every story in it. People will think that this book will be lacking in detail and description because each story takes only about 5 pages, but they're wrong. The stories in this book are well developed and very detailed yet interesting, most of them have an important message that you'll have to think a few minutes to get, but it's worth it. I suggest that everyone read this amazing book, and who knows, you might pick up a life saving lesson. If I had to rate this book on a scale of 1-5 stars, I would give it a 4 out of five, not five because I liked the first edition better.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.