Room One

Written by Andrew Clements
Illustrated by Chris Blair

Reviewed by G.K. (age 8)

Only 11 kids go to Tedís school. Everyone in the school shares one room. One day before school, Ted went bike riding. As heís biking he passes by the abandoned house the Andersonís used to live in. They moved away two years ago. As he passes by, he sees a face in the upper window of the Andersonís house. He has no clue what it is but he needs to check it out. Meanwhile, Ted has another problem. Next year all 6 eighth graders are going to high school and that only leaves 5 students left. The principal announces that the school might close down next year if no one else comes to school. The problem is there are no other schools is in Tedís town. For Ted, one problem is leading to another.

I loved the book Room One because it made me make so many predictions throughout the book. I like making predictions because it gets me to think about whatís going to happen and then later on in the book you find out. My favorite part was when Ted finds out that people are living in the abandoned house because no one knows except Ted. Itís against the law and if Ted doesnít call the police and he knows what happened, he could get in big trouble. As I was reading the book at the part that the police came to the abandon house it made me feel scared. I didnít know what would happen to April and her mom and brother in the abandoned house. The book made me wonder if April would be safe at the end.

I recommend this book to people who like mysteries. This book has a lot of cliff hangers and that will make you want to read on. If you like books that get you scared and make your stomach want to explode, this is the book for you.

G.K. is a student in Mr. Grin's 3rd Grade Class