guestreview

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer

Title: Sixth Grade Sleepover
Author: Eve Bunting
Format: Hardcover
# of pages 96
Grade Reading Level: Grade 4-6

Summary: A sixth grade book club is having a sleepover in the school cafeteria. Janey and Claudia are best friends, and though Janey is a great reader she is afraid of the dark. Claudia thinks that she can help her overcome her fear, but Janey refuses Claudia’s help. Will Janey conquer her fear? Or will this sleepover end Claudia’s and Janey’s friendship forever?

Why I Started the Book:

A few days ago my mom stopped at the library, where she found this book in the young adult section and brought it back for me to try on for size. She thought I would enjoy it, but I didn’t. The only thing I liked was the name of the book club though: Read A Book; Bring It To School. This makes them R.A.B.B.I.T.S.

Why I Quit this Book:

This book was so boring! I stopped at page 17. Why you ask? First, because it was too easy of a read for me. I like my reading to be more challenging. I feel the writing is closer to the 4th grade side than the 6th grade side. Just look at how few pages there are!

Second, not only was the book boring, but it was also depressing. Was being afraid of the dark was the best conflict Eve Bunting could come up with? Seriously?!? No wonder Janey is worried about coming across as a baby. I don’t think I know anyone in sixth grade who could even possibly be afraid of the dark.

Book Rating: DNF (Did Not Finish)

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