The Mostly True Story of Jack

The Mostly True Story of Jack

by Kelly Barnhill
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The Mostly True Story of Jack 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anne52AG More than 1 year ago
I am an adult reader who is reading this book to screen it for an 11 year old reader. I bought it on my Nook, and I have to say that I am engrossed in the story and don't want to put it down. I will buy it for my great niece for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for adults AND kids - or better yet - as a family read-aloud. Recommend for older elementary/middle school ages.
Linda Walters More than 1 year ago
I got this book from my friend telling me to reaf it and say if itts worth reading. I read it in a night and loved it. I higly reccomed this book
Tori-Maxwell More than 1 year ago
"So," he said out loud. The bees hummed, the ground hummed, even his bones and skin hummed and hummed. "So it's coming back. Now. Right?" He waited, as though someone might bother to answer: the growing corn, the tangled wood, the clear wide sky. Nothing did. Anyway, he was pretty sure the answer was yes. In The Mostly True Story of Jack, a fantasy and mystery mixed book, there is a boy named Jack. He isn't that remarkable, in fact, no one notices him, even his family sometimes. Yet that changes when he goes to live with his Aunt Mabel and Uncle Clive for the summer. There he is noticed by everyone, including a bully, two kids who become his friend, and the richest man in town who's out to kill him. Kelly Barnhill shows you with flashbacks and different character point of views a unique story about Jack's past that he didn't know about and how he is intertwined with others in the town. Those flashbacks and different character point of views tell you about a boy with a lost past, a girl with a once missing brother who won't share his experience, and the father willing to kill Jack to save his son. All of this is on top of mysterious vines seeming to follow him wherever he goes, that actually give a clue to his past. This is by far one of my favorite books and I definitely recommend it. It's great because it has such a unique story that I had never read before and kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more. As one mystery is presented or solved another one is introduced and you see how they all relate and the consequences of the characters actions. Each character is relatable to in some way and their actions and sacrifices they make, make the book even better. This book sucked me into its world and made me feel like another character. At certain points I would smile and other points made me want to cry, I learned so many things from this book about how life can work in mysterious ways and that life isn't always fair. In this Newbery Award wining book, that is great for all age groups, there is a boy with a mysterious past, a girls brother who was once missing and now won't talk, and a man trying to save his son, no matter the consequences. All of this connected by past events and one thing leading to another. The vines that are connected to Jack, connected to his past, only give a faint inkling of how interesting and unique this book is. This is a wonderful book and I strongly suggest you read it if you're in the mood for a good read.
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I was not sure where this book was going when I started reading it. Glad I stuck with it. I am sure mykids will enjoy reading this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book but it is kind of a dull but is a good book to read to family