My Report on The Apothecary by Maile Meloy:
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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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