Someday Angeline (Avon/Camelot Book) School & Library Binding
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Top Customer Reviews
Angelina is not a normal genius- she knew everything before she was ever born. She knows what a beach looks like, but she has never been there to see it. She also knows fish that have not been found yet. Noboby likes her because she is smart. They think she is a freak.
One day a boy name Goon (he made that name himself) changes everything and introduces her to his teacher who helps her too. Angeline likes her a lot and wants to go to her class, but she doesnï¿½t know if she can!!! I canï¿½t tell you what happens because that would ruin. I can tell you that there are tons of jokes and the teacher is one of them. Oops! I shouldnï¿½t have told you that, but who cares! Right? You will find out yourself, wonï¿½t you?
I think this is a great book - you should read it to see if you like it too. It would be really fun if I was that smart and could know about fish that have not been found yet! Thank you for reading. Bye!
There are some things that Angeline knew before she was born. I find this a fun part of the book, because it leaves this unexplained... And lets you guess. If Mr. Sachar did explore into this more, I think it might have ruined the story. It is just one of those mysteries that makes you wonder. It also adds character to Angeline.
Angeline is "in balance with the whole". She understands things that others can't even perceive.
On the other hand, she wants to be accepted. She wants to be included. And it isn't until she meets a funny boy named Gary and his kind teacher, Miss Turbone (Mr. Bone) that she finds confidence in herself.
A beautiful story! I can't tell you how much I love it.
One thousand stars!!
Angeline is too smart for her own good and is not well like at school, until she meets a young boy who is sort of an outcast himself. The two of them befriend a teacher who befriends Angeline's father. The story was cute and I was able to relate Angeline and really felt for her. I did have 2 problems however.
First, Sachar routinely talks about the things Angeline knew before she was born because she was connected to the world, but he does not explore this topic as much as I would have liked, or expected. Also, I felt the suggested future romantic relationship between Angeline and Gary to be a little much considering she is only 8 years old. These are both small issues, but they did prevent the book from getting a five star rating.
Why 4 stars?:
With the exception of two flaws: 1 dealing with a concept not being explored fully, the other with content, this book was very enjoyable. It is not the most open for discussion of Sachar's works, but there is still plenty to talk about. I would recommend this book for intermediate students and their classrooms - it is already a part of mine.
Most recent customer reviews
This was one of my all time favourite stories to read as a child. It's funny, heart-wrenching, heart warming, and a joy to share with others. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2013 by love my furry and scaly babies
I read this book when I was about 10 years old (18 years ago). I loved it! I ended up reading it so many times that it had yellowed and the edges of the paperback frayed. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by Jenn
This is my favorite children's book of all time. I picked it up tonight, started rereading from some random point in the middle, and couldn't stop; further, I was chuckling aloud... Read morePublished on April 12 2001 by Mina Le
The book that ties in with Louis Sachar's Dogs don't tell jokes. Angeline is a witty, smart, but ridiculed kid. Read morePublished on March 19 2001 by Fox McBox
This is Louis Sachar's first book, and it shows. But nevertheless, it is marvelous. It presents a world more relentlessly sad than any he would explore until Holes, his latest. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2000 by John deBoer
Louis Sacher has to be the best writer in the world! He has a great since of humor and he writes in great detail. Angeline is a genius. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2000 by Angus Ted
I am 15 years old and I read a huge amount. This is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible, and it gets better as you get older. Read morePublished on July 21 1999
Louis Sachar really did a good job on this book! The sequel with Garry as the star, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, is good, too. Angeline did learn to fit in in the end. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 1998