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I truly wanted to buy this one for long time especially waited for quarantine period delivery..It was a wonderful book for any growing up teen kids..exploring the world around us as well as to accept each other one for themselves. Coming together on tough times and uniting as one for getting over many obstacles..this book is truly a Gem to treasure. Definitely a amazing book to collect. Product was delivered in a best ways and proper personal handling as well.
Lo compré para mi hija, y como siempre, me lo he leído yo también. Se trata de un libro bastante bueno, casi diría que un libro especial, y al finalizarlo entiendes por qué ha ganado la medalla Newbery de 2018. A pesar de que el libro me ha gustado mucho, el comienzo puede resultar algo aburrido para el lector impaciente ya que en las primeras 110 páginas no sucede nada relevante, tan solo nos describen a los personajes, esto puede resultar algo pesado pero es necesario para apreciar todo lo que sucede después. Diría que es un libro para chicas ya que tres de los cuatro personajes principales son chicas y el chico es un chaval bastante miedoso y pesimista (casi deprimido). No voy a hablar del argumento porque se podría resumir en un sólo párrafo y me cargaría la historia. Pero si diré que el título del libro hace referencia a esas coincidencias que se dan en ocasiones y que parecen cosa del destino, como si el universo se hubiese propuesto juntar a personas que en principio no tenían nada en común. Yo no creo en el destino pero el libro me ha dejado con una sonrisa en la cara.
This book is one very special one because I personally don’t read a lot but this just made me think as if I was the characters shown. The story was thrilling and rich and I loved the fact that the chapters all where for the perspective of these personalities.
For some people this type of Occult stuff is ok but if you understand how dangerous it is to play with Ouija Boards then you want to read this review. This book teaches children how to invite evil into their lives that is masked in "fun" and how to increase your"imagination" skills. Choose wisely what you want to invite into your home.
I have always trusted the Newbery Medal until now. This book drags. I mean it really drags. My 12 y/o attempted to read it and just put it down after about 1/4 of the book and said it was boring. She reads just about anything so I was surprised. I attempted to read it chapter by chapter at night to my 7 y/o. He complained constantly and kept asking "which one are we asking about now?". I agreed that it was almost impossible to follow but thought it might be the format of reading one chapter a night. So I decided to sit and read it myself. I have to agree wholeheartedly with both my children. It dragged on too long and was boring. You don't even get to the "prank that causes their lives to collide" until the second half of the book. It failed to convey any kind of redeeming message and was not entertaining either. Definitely not worth putting on your child's reading list.
I bought this after it won at the ALA awards, and I am glad I did!
Heartwarming, Hello, Universe is populated with vividly imagined characters. Virgil, Valencia, the Tanaka sisters, and even the big bully, Chet, are wonderfully real and complex, and soon become friends (or enemies). Characters are also diverse, so students who might not normally see themselves in stories, can see themselves here.
The plot, in a manner similar to Louis Sachar's Holes, is perfectly twisted and interconnected so that the reader walks away agreeing that, "There are no coincidences."
It is perfect for upper elementary and middle schoolers, and grown-ups like me.