Reviewed by Rahm P. (age 12)
I thought Crispin At the Edge of the World was a good book. The story has a lot of good supporting details so it really felt like you were there. For example, on the way to Flanders the description of the ship being tossed on the waves sounded and felt very dangerous. When Bear gets shot the other characters work really hard to help save him. The writing also keeps you worrying about the characters as every chapter ends. The book is very similar to the first book in the series, because the story flows nicely and keeps you wanting to read more. I felt I could relate to Crispin, because he is close to my age and his feelings are similar to my feelings. My favorite part was the ending, because it made me feel happy and hopeful for Crispin.
I think Crispin At the Edge of the World is good for kids in the seventh grade, because it has some hard vocabulary words in it. I think readers will find the plot to be interesting, because the way it is written makes you sympathetic about the characters.