Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia

P.S.BeElevenSummary:  Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She’s just started sixth grade and is self-conscious. She’s supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to “be eleven” after Delphine turns twelve?

HarperCollins

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2 thoughts on “P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia

  1. This book had a nice theme, but I don’t think it is above average. Character development is probably the best quality, the rest is not too bad, but not too good either.

  2. I enjoyed this book. I liked that it was Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern’s normal life, no fantasy-type things happened, but it was still interesting. I kept wanting to turn the pages. Setting: I don’t think the setting was the most important or interesting thing in this book. It alternated between school and home, but it wasn’t described very much. That said, I think this may be a contender for the Newbery.

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