The Great Gilly Hopkins- by Emily 4.5 Stars
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson is a novel about a young girl named Gilly. She was placed in foster care when she was younger and has been with 3 different families in her eleven years of life. Life can be tough for Gilly, so many new changes and new people, but Gilly can be a handful for those around her. While Gilly learns to live with her new, but different, family, she tries to locate her real mother. As Gilly attempts to cope with her new environment, she also learns the values of respect, discipline and what it means to live with a real family that cares about you.
I believe that the main message in this novel is that you should be careful for what you wish for. Gilly had a dream that she wanted to meet her mother, but when she finally met her, she wasn't nearly what she thought she thought. Also, inside the book there are little messages about racism, friendship and co-operation.
Overall, I thought this was a very enjoyable book. I liked this novel because there were many connections and relations, and it really enlightened me in some difficulties that people have in life. The only thing that surprised me was the ending. I still liked the ending, but it wasn't what I thought it would be. I highly recommend this book- it would defiantly NOT be a waste of your time.
The Great Gilly Hopkins
By: Kodi 4.5 Stars
The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson is a book about a girl who is an orphan traveling from home to home. Her name is Gilly, (Galadriel) and she goes to a new foster home and meets her new family. She hates them but in the end things are twisted around as her dream comes true.
The Great Gilly Hopkins has two messages that first come to mind. One is that life isn't always fair. I think this because Gilly is taken away from the things she loves most. Another message is that you can't say you hate something until it's gone. I think this because she hated everything and when she left it, she wanted to go back so fast because she missed them, she loved them.
I recommend you read The Great Gilly Hopkins because it is a great book. The beginning chapters were slow but the farther I read the more interesting, twisted and fun it became. The book contains confusion, anger and love because the characters show these things in the book. The book ends in a confusing yet exciting and sad way. It reveals locked up feelings and dreams that were wished and turned out all wrong.
The Great Gilly Hopkins-Alex-- 4 Stars
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson is about a little bratty girl who was a foster child separated from her mom at birth and throughout the whole book Gilly tries to find different ways to find her mom in san Francisco.
The message of the book in my opinion is that if you try hard enough almost anything is possible. I think this because during the whole book Gilly never gives up until she finds her mom.
I liked this book because it has a good story line to it. I also liked it because it is funny in my opinion although it could do without the swearing and I didn't like the end because it was the exact opposite of what I thought it would be. All in all a good book.
The Great Gilly Hopkins (four and half stars)
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson was about an eleven year old girl who travels to different foster homes. After three years she gets stuck with the Trotter's. Maime Trotter and her son William Ernest takes care of Gilly, while Gilly waits for her real mother to come. But when a visitor comes and takes Gilly away, Gilly finds the true meaning of love.
The messages I think Katherine Paterson is trying to show is that love can come from anywhere and never expect things to happen. I think this because Maime Trotter took Gilly in and cared for her even though Trotter wasn't Gilly's real mother. And after awhile Gilly learned to love her too.pg.178. I think Gilly shouldn't have expected her real family to come because you should never want something that you can't have. Just like Gilly did because, sometimes what you have is better then what you want. I think Katherine Paterson was trying to show that life isn't fair and that you have to deal with it. Gilly wanted to have her real mother but she didn't, then when she left the Trotter's, she missed them.
The book started very fast and jumped to many things. In the middle it slowed down. The book started exciting because it caught my attention with the introduction starting with the Trotter's. I recommend this book even if it's not your type of book. It wasn't what I usually read but it sure kept me reading. Gilly contained evilness and love inside her and action just like the book. The book overall was fantastic but the ending was bitter and sour but sweet. The ending of the book was not what I expected and not what I hoped for. But it made me understand Katherine Paterson's message of life.
The Great Gilly Hopkins By: Emily
The Great Gilly Hopkins By: Katherine Paterson- This is a good flowing book. This book is about Gilly Hopkins. She is a foster child. Gilly is eleven- years -old she is famous for being brash and brilliant. None of her foster homes have been able to keep her under control yet. When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters by far the strangest foster family of all. What she needs is a plan that will make her real mother rescue her so she can stop being a foster child once and for all. But the rescue doesn't work quite the way Gilly Planned...............
I believe that Gilly Hopkins message in this book is that to treat your family like your real family even if they are not your real parents. I also think that you should be careful what you wish for because if you wish for too much it might not turn out the way you wanted too. Like way Gilly really wanted to see her mom but doesn't work out the way she planned
My thoughts on this book are: I think that this was a really good book. I would have to say that this book's ending was sad in a way just because nothing works out the way she wanted it to. I also thought that the beginning was boring but in the middle I think that it was really good. If you are looking for a book that is questioning this book would be good.
The Great Gilly Hopkins- Jay 5 Stars
The Great Gilly Hopkins, written by Katherine Paterson, is an exciting book that you would want to read over and over again. This book is a bout a 6th grade girl dealing with many foster parents... if they can deal with her! A lot of foster parents have given her back until young Gilly Hopkins meets old Mrs. Trotter. If you are looking for a hilarious exciting book, you've found one!
There are a few messages to this book like: when life gives you lemons, you might as well make lemonade. Another message is: Don't judge a person by their colour. Gilly meets Mr. Randolph and old, dark man who Gilly does not like. She has the same problem with most of her class and her teacher Miss Harris. But in the end, she likes them all.
What I like about the book is that it is entertaining and fun for you to read. Oh, and it is also adventurous as well. I think the book starts off interesting AND exciting! It is interesting because that is where you find out that Gilly is a Foster child. It is exciting because you find out she is devious in everything she does. I also think it is suspenseful because it surprises you in the end. You won't know what hit you when you read this book! Is it fun? Exciting? Funny? That's for me to know and for you to find out!
The Great Gilly Hopkins by: Katharine Patterson. Book review by: Joel
The Great Gilly Hopkins by: Katharine Patterson (four stars) is a good novel that is about a girl that has no real parents because her mother put her up for adoption at a young age. She has to learn to live with a special needs child, an annoying friend, an old, blind guy, and a religious mother.
One of the messages is that life isn't fair because every time she tries to get something, it turns out bad. The other message is when you get something you want, you don't really want it, and you just want it because you can get it.
What I thought was interesting about the book is that I don't know how it feels not to have any parents. This taught me what it was like. I didn't like the book's ending because it did not explain what would happen.