Peeled

Peeled

by Joan Bauer
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Peeled 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very good and I loved the ending. I read this book awhile ago, so I can not give a full in depth review. Although it is still an amazing story about how one person can help start something that can help stop something harming their community.
sheaydra-_- More than 1 year ago
okay , so i was at my school's bookfair , and i really needed a book to read . my friend said that she saw this book on the internet and was looking into it , meaning that she was thinking about buying it . so i said imma just buy it and then you can borrow it . i start to read and pshhh i start to get sleepy , like seriously . it is so boring . i know most books start off slow , but mannnn . i read up to page 74 , maybe , and i had to stop . i guess its not my type of book . but remember , thats just my opinion , you might like it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! I read this book during the summer while I was going into 6th grade. So I was eleven years old when I read it. Ad I still love this book! I had to read any book I chose and I am so glad I picked this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great. No, fantastic. Believe me readers, you will fall in love with Banesville New York and the Happy Apple Valley. Hildy Biddle is one of the greatest characters ever!! Great detail and description. So much story, but believe me that is not a bad thing! Lots of things going on. Characters have there own stories. Read it. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book! One of my all time favorites!!!
diamondtears More than 1 year ago
I was at my school library, glanced at this book, and almost left it in its place. Then the author's name caught my attention: Joan Bauer. I had read another one of her books, Hope was Here, and loved it. The cover didn't really get me interested, but more than once have I been reminded that you can never trust a book by its cover. This book is no exception. Crisp, clever, and witty, Joan Bauer shows once again her talent for reaching down into us readers, and tugging our heart-strings. She doesn't write about action heroes, the future, or anything out-of-this-world. She writes about normal people, who encounter the same dilemmas as many of us, and still manages to hold on to our attention and get us hooked. 256 pages, Peeled is our form of food for the soul. The story stars a 16 year old girl named Hildy Biddle, who loves nothing more than journaling for her school newspaper. Living in Banesville, New York, breaking news would consist of the death of the biology teacher's hamster and what's for lunch. But things don't stay that way for long. Mysterious notes start popping up near the eerie Ludlow house. Rumor has it that the ghost of the original owner (who killed his lover) was out and about again. The towns other news paper, The Bee, tries to convince the town of this rumor, and people start to get scared. All except for Hildy and a few other people. Hildy smells something fishy about the whole thing, and she's out to find the truth, even when it means that her school newspaper will be taken away. But just because you can't write for the school, doesn't mean you still can't get your opinion out there. Hildy and her friends will go to extreme measures to get the real story to the people, no matter what it takes. Humor, mystery, moving, romantic, you name it, Bauer's got it. Hildy is an intriguing character. She's curious, persistent, and determined. And through her fight for justice, she fights her personal battles just as strongly. She misses her dad, who died of a heart attack. She says once in the book, "How can someone with such a big heart die of a heart attack?" Amidst the fear in Banesville, she manages to deal with her grief, one step at a time. And through the new student at school, she grows in her confidence and also makes a great new friend. The plot was so well thought out. If the end of the book is like the core of an apple, Joan Bauer really knows how to keep us peeling and peeling, wanting to know how it ends, but somehow never wanting the ending to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was sort of slow and boring. I thought it would be thrilling like Nancy Drew, with Hildy investigating the haunted house, but it didn't have much action. It's still an awsome book, and has kids standing up to what they beleive in, but is kind of boring. It's a good read if you like jouralism, and people standing up for what they beleive in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The only bad thing was that I was expecting it to be more scarier and suspencful like Nancy Drew. I recommemend it to anyone who loves journalism!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful book. I love how the book was about a mystery! I encourage people to read this book.(P.S. there are no nasty words in this book.)
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whaat a great book. kinda reminds me of to kill a mockingbird book, but with a newspaper. great themes, great lessons to be learned. read this book
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I have never read this book before but i really want to. It seems really good. Joan Bauer like my ultimate all time extreme super duper most favorite author. I read almost home and close to famous without even skimming!!! She is a really good author and i am really looking forward to reading more of her books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome i loveniall
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not her best book i fell asleep reading it
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luv2read98 More than 1 year ago
its the kind of book that keeps you guessing. it's about a teenage reporter who is determined to find the truth about a creepy house in her town.
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Flannery_Faulkner More than 1 year ago
This novel is fun and thought provoking for 5th-8th graders. It examines fear, free speech, and some basics of writing for a newspaper. It is clean without talking down to students. Girls will probably find it more interesting than boys because of the female protagonist.