Young Llama Thoughts
I actually really loved this book! It was clean, fun and very heart-warming. What was most surprising, was that this book is written in the poetry style I don’t enjoy reading; but I still enjoyed it! (Weird, I know…)
The book is about a girl with Tourette’s, and a popular boy who thinks she is perfect just the way she is. But when he won’t even look at her during school, and she starts to get bullied. Will both of them learn what true friendship really means?
I actually really loved this book! I love books that teach kids about the real world. And Tourettes is a real thing. (Though some people, who aren’t very smart, don’t think it is.) And this book just shows a beautiful friendship taking flight. And I just adore it!!!!!!!!
However, there is mention of broken relationships, mention of thing that Tourettes makes people do. (Like ripping out hair, slamming hands in doors, or thrusting your jaw forward so hard it hurts.) That’s the thing though! People don’t know about TS!!! They make fun of people who have this, and they will not take the time to understand this problem. People who have Tourettes, are beautiful just the way they are. And this book will help teach kids and teens to respect that. And that is why I suggest this book.
Over all, this book is amazing. I love and suggest it to kids and teens alike. And I hope you all have an amazing day. -The Young Llama Reader.
- A surprisingly good book!
- Very clean and good for kids!
- A new fav for this Llama!!!!
- Tourette Syndrome, mention of violence like stuff.
- Written poem style…
Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn’t mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn’t long before the kids at her new school realize she’s different. Only Calliope’s neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is–an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public?
As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother’s new relationship and the fact that they might be moving–again–just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences.
Ellie Terry’s affecting debut will speak to a wide audience about being true to oneself.