Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Emiline's Review of The Apothecary

My Report on The Apothecary by Maile Meloy:

This is the video trailer for the book:

         It's 1952 and Janie must leave her life behind and go to London where she attends St Bedens School. At that school, a boy by the name of Benjamin Burrows stands up during a bomb drill and refuses to go under the tables.  This intrigues Janie and she follows him to his father's shop.  His father is an apothecary--but not exactly a normal apothecary.  These three people will go on a BIG adventure.

My Response to The Apothecary:

     This is most likely a middle grade book.  It has about 2 notches out of 5 for intensity because of the war scenes.  They are very easy to visualize.  The writing is also very emotional.  Because of this, I would say the age range is 10 and up.
     I give this book 5 monsters.  It was sad but the writing deserves the full rating.  It was wonderfully described.

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