“What do you do when you are almost 11 and find a newspaper clipping in your attic with a picture of yourself at three, and the word missing in the clipping? And, to make it worse, you have trouble reading reading and cannot read anything else in clipping. Is your grandfather really your grandfather? If not, who is he. Sam looks for a way to find the answers to these questions In Giff's new book titled "Eleven". I really enjoyed this short little gem. totally easy to booktalk!
BBYA 2009 nomination, VOYA -must have for school and public libraries”
“When Sam, who can barely read, discovers an old newspaper clipping just before his eleventh birthday, it brings forth memories from his past, and, with the help of a new friend at school and the castle they are building for a school project, his questions are eventually answered.
I liked this book but it wasn't one of my favorites”
“a bit mysterious, a bit sweet, a good book for 9-11 year olds”martha r wrote this review Friday, February 15, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No