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Someday Angeline (Avon/Camelot Book) (original 1983; edition 2005)

by Louis Sachar

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Title:Someday Angeline (Avon/Camelot Book)
Authors:Louis Sachar
Info:HarperCollins (2005), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:jfic, contemporary, child prodigies, father-daughter relationships, family, bullying

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Someday Angeline by Louis Sachar (1983)

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A little fantastical, but then if you're a fan of Sachar (and if you're not, you should be) you're ok with that. Lots of humor (and I don't mean just the kids' jokes) but lots of insight and poignancy, too. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Oh my, but SOMEDAY ANGELINE is so adorable. My EL510 student who is hardest to please with the book selections for that class actually finished the whole book before our second class and declared that this book was fun, as compared to all the other books we had read before it (Mary Poppins, Kenny and the Dragon...). I liked the themes we could discuss in this book as well, about youth vs. genius, good/bad parenting, etc. The omniscient third-person narration was strange sometimes, and I didn't like how the adult romance was treated, but all in all, a solid thumbs-up for using this book for EL510. ( )
  stephxsu | Apr 12, 2014 |
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  darely | Aug 27, 2012 |
Angeline is very bright young girl - in fact, some might say she's a genius. She can predict the weather, play the piano without having a single lesson, and answer any question the teacher asks. However, in a class with an uncaring teacher and students several years older than she is, she has a lot of trouble making friends.

Her father, a single dad, doesn't understand her and seems frightened of her gift. He doesn't realize they have a lot in common - she loves funny jokes and exciting stories, and really loves him and looks up to him.

Things look up for Angeline when she makes friends with a lonely boy who tells jokes that no one else thinks are funny, and his kind teacher who stimulates and encourages them both.

When the pressure in Angeline's classroom gets to be too much for her to take, tragedy strikes, and it's up to the people who care about Angeline to make sure she still has a future. ( )
1 vote weener | Feb 16, 2008 |
Another funny, quirky tale from the master storyteller. Sachar once again lets his reader into the world of the "different" child. Angeline is gifted and has been put in the sixth grade ( much to the annoyance of the horrible Grade 6 teacher.) Her father has had to bring up Angeline after her mother died, and feels alienated from his daughter, but the one thing he does know is that he doesn't want his daughter to be a garbage collector like himself. Angeline however, loves her father and wants to be part of his world, so is mystified when he dismisses her queries about his job. She is alternately bullied and alienated by her classmates and her only friend is Gary from the year below who tells corny jokes and makes her laugh. Enter "Mr. Bone" (Miss Turbone) Gary's teacher , tropical fish and suddenly life may not be as hard as she thinks. If you liked Sachar's other books about oddball students, you will love this book. p.38- 44 The class elections. ( )
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Nobody understands why Angeline is so smart. She could read the first time she picked up a book, she can play the piano without ever having had a lesson, and she even knows what the weather is going to be. But being smart is causing Angeline nothing but trouble. The mean kids in school call her a freak, her teacher finds her troublesome, and even her own father doesn't know what to do with an eight-year-old girl who seems to be a genius. Angeline doesn't want to be either a genius or a freak. She just wants the chance to be herself and be happy. But it's only when she makes friends with a boy the kids call "Goon" and the teacher they call "Mr. Bone" that Angeline gets that chance.

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As an eight-year-old genius in the sixth grade, Angeline is not too popular, but she tries to adjust to being different.

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