American Diaries: Zellie Blake

Written by Kathleen Duey

Reviewed by Katrina H. (age 10)

Zellie Blake is a girl

Excited, happy, sad or mad

Lovely and really nice

Lonely

Intelligent

Exciting life

Zellie Blake is a book that makes you feel good and warm inside because she is exciting and she relates well with others. Zellie has no family except her grandma, but then sadness comes into Zellie Blake's life.

I enjoyed Zellie Blake because she had an interesting life that was both hard and easy. My favorite part is when Zellie had a happy life and when she and her grandmother talked to each other. This book reminds me of myself because Zellie acts and talks like me. Zellie has lots of different personalities. Other readers will see themselves in Zellie. A special thing about this book is that Zellie always has friends to talk to and help her.

I recommend that people should read American Diaries: Zellie Blake. You will feel good inside as you read it.

Katrina H. is a student in Mrs. Golden's 4th Grade Class
2003-2004