Seeing Red

Seeing Red

by Kathryn Erskine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545464406
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 281,681
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Erskine is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including MOCKINGBIRD, winner of the National Book Award; THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE, an Amazon Best Book and ALA Notable Book; and QUAKING, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Kathryn lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

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Seeing Red 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and i cant wait to get the whole book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MI_Reader More than 1 year ago
Seeing Red is historical fiction, taking place in 1972 Virginia, and definitely for older middle grade readers, as Erskine doesn't sugar-coat the history of the time period. Why Kids Will Love It - Any middle grader who loves historical fiction will love this book. It goes into much detail and really makes the reader feel they are in the early 1970's, and girl or boy, it doesn't matter. The book is pretty fast paced and keeps the reader on their toes. Many characters seem a bit stereo-typical at first, but as their layers are revealed, they become more interesting and not always who they seem to be originally. What I learned as a writer - The attention to detail. Erskine obviously spent a tremendous amount of time on research for this book, although after reading the back matter, she revealed that many of the characters are based on real life people and events, as well. Erskine also shows a delicacy to her writing when describing difficult, hard-to-read situations. It is tough to imagine that people in our history could act they way that they did, and I'm sure, very hard for many middle graders of today to understand. Erskine's writing helps tone down the emotion without taking anything away from it.