The Great Unexpected

The Great Unexpected

by Sharon Creech
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is all about Naomi and her life. I usually don't read books like this but by the end I was really intrigued and sad that it had to end. I thin everyone should read this. I fell in love with it right when I started it. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, who's curiosity can sometimes get the best of her, and her BFF, Lizzie Scatterding(head), who talks so much you would not want to be in a small room with her. Alone. Naomi has a habit for being around when trouble's stirred up. For she knows every person in town that's out of the ordinary- such as Witch Wiggins, Crazy Cora, and one armed Farley. But then a strangely charming, good smelling, and highly peculiar boy comes along. You want to know how? Well, let's just say... umm... we'll say his body fell from a tree. In front of Naomi. He told Naomi his name was Finn. Then to add to the list of wierd people, an odd doodle dingle dangle man comes along asking lot's of questions. That boy, a crooked bridge, three locked trunks, and a pair of rooks(crows) are all examples of curious suprises that are released and revealed. Nor Naomi or Lizzie could ever have imagined the future they were inching closer and closer to. In the meantime, an old lady across the ocean, who has a deceived heart concocts a plan. I enjoyed this book very much because it was full of exciting events. Every single chapter was a cliff-hanger making the book very hard to put down. Sharon Creech is now my #1 favorite author.
Drbagner More than 1 year ago
Hey, put down twilight and pick up this book.This book is just about the life of a young orphan named Naomi. It isnt really a love story like i thought it would and there isnt really a moral. All it is, is the life of a girl. What i found to be very interesting about this book is that it takes place in two places at once and the reason it is able to do this is because there are two stories going on at once. So 1 chapter is about naomi,the main character, then the next would be about Sybil but i wont say who she is because then it would ruin the book. I beleive the 2 settings of this book are America and Ireland. I would give this book 3.5 stars and the reason why is because there are some flaws in the story. For example in the VERY beginning of the story they introduce a character named Finn that is hyped up to be a important role but has no affect in the book. Basically at the begin of the book a boy named flynn gets thrown into the book and is a main character but half in into the story he just disappears like he was never there and no one really notices. The other only big Flaw in this book is that there ends up to at least 3 characters with the name Finn and it gets really confusing. Something that the writer did very well was the distance between new characters. What i mean by this is that the writer added characters in one at a time instead of just throwing them all in together like some other books ive read. This led to little confusion in minor characters.I feel like each character was balanced out perfectly in this book and that made it smoother to read.and what really had me turning pages was that this book always had me wondering what is "The Great Unexpected". This book is a fiction but the characters a very mortal and realistic so it feels like a biography. There is one more thing i didnt like and that is that the cover of the book is very unrelative. I cant really compare this book with another because this book is very unique. The very last thing i love about this book is that the 2 stories come together and everything makes since at the end and leaves almost no questions. Plus the grammar is very basic so it is readable at any age
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good could not take my eyes off of it it is so so good it is worth bying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book I loved it it has kind of a confusing plot but overall great book u should totally read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was too good to put down i loved it so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has good story intentions but nothing was ever explained. Is this supposed to be a series? I felt the story was moving along but then it suddenly ended which left many unanswered questions. Unless, there is more to come I would not recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I got it about a week ago and read it in 2 days. A great storyline, and i love how Creech wove two completely different stories together. The characters were greatly described, and the emotion as well. I love this book and would definitely reccommend it to anyone. Posted by: Dara K
DonnaMarieMerritt More than 1 year ago
Sharon Creech's new novel, The Great Unexpected, is (not unexpectedly) a delightful read. In masterful, true Creech style, the characters are memorable, the language refreshing and often poetic, and the tale an enchanting page-turner filled with secrets, humor, decisions, "coincidences," and deeper meanings. The townspeople of Blackbird Tree, particularly the children, meet misfortune with a matter-of-fact bravery. The only thing that scares Naomi is dogs. The only thing that scares Lizzie is being without a home. They understand each other's fears and quirks and nothing can get in the way of their friendship-except perhaps the mysterious appearance of a boy named Finn? And Finn is only the first of peculiar happenings. While best for ages 8 to 12 (and the younger readers may not make all the marvelous connections at first), this is one of those rare books that readers of all ages will treasure, not only for its engaging story, but its enduring message of hope.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING BOOK it is now one of my favorites
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To fully get the story, you have to pay attention to details. Other than that, it was a good book.
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Abosolutely wonderful, I love the excitement and mystery of this book. Being Irish myself, I really apprecieated Creech's focus on my country. It is basically about an orphan named Naomi and her life, with an interesting and unexpected twist at the end. It is one of those books that shows how pre-judging a reader can be. Though it not a mystery, I think that you would especially enjoy it if you like mysteries. Even so, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Thank you Sharon Creech!!
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This book is very good do you know if she is going to make another book related to this one?
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I am just starting is this really good or just do not read.
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