Reviewed by Alana D. (age 10)
I liked this book a lot because I thought it was beautifully written. My favorite part of the story was when Kino found the pearl and it was glowing through his hands. I thought Juana was a very interesting character because she was always correct. There are illustrations and they are abstract and black so the book is not really colorful.
I recommend this book to kids ages 7-11 because it is interesting and it is kind of touching. I think they will like the way Kino searches for pearls because they are so precious and hard to find. It is sad and a bit scary, but it is very good. The Pearl is my favorite book I've ever read.