Posted in 2010-2011 Club, Mock Newbery Picks

Keeper, by Kathi Appelt

Summary: To ten-year-old Keeper, this moon is her chance to fix all that has gone wrong…and so much has gone wrong. But she knows who can make things right again: Meggie Marie, her mermaid mother who swam away when Keeper was just three. A blue moon calls the mermaids to gather at the sandbar, and that’s exactly where she is headed — in a small boat, in the middle of the night, with only her dog, and a seagull named Captain.  416 pgs. Simon & Schuster

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4 thoughts on “Keeper, by Kathi Appelt

  1. I really enjoyed the carefree lifestyle of Keeper and how she grew up throughout the story. The author did a great job of telling all the characters stories so that you understood their point of view. I also liked the timespan of the entire story.

  2. I really like this book. It is amazing how the author squeezes almost 400 pages of Keeper’s story into a couple of hours. The plot was great, and I really enjoyed reading the book.

  3. Kathi Appelt has done it again. I really loved her novel published last year, The Underneath.

    Although the book Keeper is about a ten year old girl, it’s a very interesting book for all ages. I love how all the different character’s stories come together in the end. Some authors attempt to do this and end up with a story that makes no sense, but Keeper has a wonderful ending and plot. Keeper is a mostly light-hearted novel with real world conflicts and lessons learned. A possible Newbery award winner.

  4. I loved this book. It is very interesting how Kathi Applelt squeezed the whole story into one day. The main character,keeper, developed really well in such a short time. WOW!

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