Seven Kisses in a Row
by Patricia MacLachlan
Illustrated by Miria Pia Marrella
Reviewed by Lauren D. (age 9)
Seven Kisses in a Row illustration will appear here.
Lauren D. is a student in Mr. Lawless' 3rd Grade Class
Were you ever left home with someone besides your parents? This story is about a
girl named Emma whose parents went away and left her with her aunt and uncle
that she hardly knew. At first she thought that they wouldn't like her but when she
got to know them a little better she realized that they really did like her. She found
out that they had a baby a few months ago. She helped them out with the baby.
She gave them mother and father lessons. When it was time for her mother and
father to come home she didn't want her aunt and uncle to leave so she tried to
fake being sick so that her parents wouldn't come home. Her aunt and uncle said
they would be back next year, and they were. Emma kept seeing them every year
for the rest of her life. There's sort of a surprise at the end.
I think this was a good book because it was realistic fiction. It was like a real story
but it was fake. I recommend this book to other people who like realistic fiction
books. This book really keeps you interested. You can't wait to see what happens
next. This book reminded me of when my parents left me with my grandparents for