Monday, April 28, 2008

Olive's Ocean


Hello Rattlers!
I had a request from maddie toretto to create a post for this book. I have not read it yet, but it's on my list, especially after hearing it's one of maddie's favorites! Here is a synopsis I pulled off the author's website:

"Olive Barstow was in Martha Boyle's class until she was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle. Martha didn't know Olive-not really. But after Olive's mother gives her a section from Olive's journal, Martha knows they could have been, would have been friends.
And now Martha and her family are going to visit Godbee, Martha's grandmother, on Cape Cod for the rest of the summer-as they do every year. The Boyles descend on Godbee's small house in a flurry of exuberance, mini-crises, diapers, and humor all mixed together. The ocean is still there. And the five Manning boys still live next door. There is Jimmy Manning with his ever-present video camera. Jimmy Manning, who gives Martha her first kiss. And Tate, who seems to follow Martha with his eyes. And then there is Olive, who had always wanted to see the ocean, and who now haunts Martha's thoughts and dreams."
Sounds very interesting! Maddie, what would you like to add?
:)
Mrs. P

7 comments:

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

i'm the first one to post, yee hee!!!!! do we happen to have a copy of this book?

Maddie,

you suggested this post, write, write like crazy, Maddie and tell us why we should read it! write, WRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hmmmm, hummmmmmmmm, what a wonderful day, i think i'll go to the park!

analie

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

oh, mrs. Pulley,

i dont know how many people have read it, but could you set up a post for Life as We Knew It sometime?

thanks, now i think i'll go to the bank!

analie

Kira said...

It looks like there's a Newberry medal on the cover. Am I right? If it is, does anyone know what year it won, or was an honor winner? Maybe I'll google it.

This book looks and sounds interesting. I think I'll put it on my list of to-be-read.

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

who's this kira person? you don't have to tell your last (or first!) name, but can you tell me what grade you're in? ppppppppplllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee? i'm in 6th grade, in case you want to know, (that sure explains the short extension span) (or something like that). its not that i'm annoyed of you or anything, but i think you have great comments.

ciao!

analie

Maddie T said...

haha sorry Mrs. Pulley i said in the hot cocoa post i couldn't find this one and i found it! haha

Maddie t said...

Kira,
Yup it is a newberry winner award....It is such a great book. READ IT ITS AMAZING!

Maddie T said...

Well Analie....
Haha it is very good.....it is sad but really adventureas and sorta a page turner....there is a copy in the library..i read it twice.