Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes

This is a book about a girl who finally gets a chance to be happy. Then she has to make a choice between staying with her new family that she's come to love or giving her mother one more chance to make a home for her and her brother. Paris can remember a time when she was happy with her real family, but her more recent memories are not so good. Then she and her brother moved from one abusive foster home to another. It seemed the worst thing yet to be separated from her brother, who had been the only stable influence in her life, and it didn't turn out so well for him. But Paris ends up with a really nice family who is willing to take their time getting to know her. Just when things are settling down, Paris's mother starts calling her. I really liked this book. Paris is a great character, and I'm sure this type of situation occurs more often than most of us know. Review by Stacy Church


Alainia said...

I love this book ! It is sad how that older girl treats her . But is has a good lesson in it.

Anonymous said...

I really love this book and I think that that the lady that summarized it did an really good job.

Anonymous said...

omg!!!!! i ♥ this book it's really good and i wish there was a movie!!!