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it left me hanging... not cool man.
I must be fair. There is a reason why Avi’s books have been popular. In the 1990’s, this book would have been well-read by young people- especially boys. It’s written well and has a strong plot. It’s a heartwarming story. But in comparison to similar books in today’s market, the characters do not hook me. There is conflict, but not enough to keep me reading, but I did, to give it a full chance. It occurred to me that Windcatcher is a perfect ‘mentor text’ for those of us who are aspiring Middle
I read this book to my P 6 class (grade 5). They loved it in general but wanted more from the ending. I think they wanted a cleaner resolution. I enjoyed it as well. I definitely thought it was going in a different direction than it did at some points. They will be beginning the genre of suspense next. As a model text it worked really well because the foreshadowing was really strong and the kids didn’t need a lot of prior knowledge. Also the sailing terms were not too cumbersome and I think a 10...
Adventure, independence, treasure hunting, mystery, exciting, Boy buys a sailboat and learns to sail during summer, where he discovers a lost shipwreck. Beginning was too slow for me, end came too quickly.
I thought this was a pretty good adventure story on a sailboat. This is about a young boy getting a sailboat and learning to sail in the waters of Connecticut, AND finding possible treasure. What could be better? ;) This is a fairly simple story but it was enjoyable.
My kids and I enjoyed this book and the adventure and mystery that the main character enters. Just as it seemed to get to its climax, it ended. We were left hanging so drastically at the end that we were actually a little mad about it.
I kinda liked this book because it wasn't very interesting and it skipped around a lot so it was hard to catch up on what was happening.
Good mystery, slight danger story for a young reader. Nice little mystery with a satisfying ending.
The ending could have tied things up just a little more.
Tony buys a sailboat, learns to sail, goes off sailing on his own, gets himself into a bit of a pickle. This is a fast-paced story with mystery and adventure.
Had a great pull! Read it in less than 2hrs. Ending was good but it felt as thought the author just finished it for a deadline. Definitely interested in reading more by them!
3.5 Stars A good enjoyable adventure. Perfect for reluctant middle-grade readers.
My first Avi. It was just ok, hope he has better offerings.
I've read better books by her
Goonies, but he's not completely reckless
I've come to love Avi as a writer. Most of his books are hits, and rarely are they ever a miss. This was no exception. It was exciting, it was fun, it was informative about sailing (at least to my landlubber tastes, having never set sail ever) and it was a treat to read.But I have to say, the ending was really terrible. There was TALK of resolving the plot of the entire book, but it's as if the last ten pages are missing, since no one actually does anything to resolve it. If Avi bothered to actu...
Avi is a weird dude, the book is meant for the young but has no depth at all. Not very mysterious for a mystery. Avi obviously does NOT know how to sail, based on comments like "His teacher told him to come about. He pushed the tiller away and she said 'No! the other way!'"Supposedly the kid learns enough in two lesons to take this boat out alone in the ocean, now that is the true mystery.
the book was not very intortaning because the mane carictor is just wind surfing. tony was inoying it seemes in the book. It seemed like he is just sitting around all day. i feel like doing something else insteed. if I was the ather I'd make tony do more athletic stuff. but one of the things i liked is windsurfing. there should be more heroic and saving and romantic seance for tony. i would of improved
Avi does a great job of writing a believable young boy who doesn't realize how naive he is in his search for treasure. The trouble he gets into is not overdone, and the mystery he is trying to solve feels probable. The ending is a disappointment for character and also the reader, but it suits the story.
This was all right, I guess, but I've gotten used to expecting better from Avi. Since a boat was involved, I was hoping for some of the excitement of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, but this didn't come close.