Reviewed by Talia J. (age 10)
My reactions towards this book are excited, happy and shocked because I never knew that Annie had lived in a poorhouse for four years. At the same time, I was shocked that her parents where from Ireland. I like this book because I have always, sense third grade, wanted to learn about Annie Sullivan. Finally, my curiousity is satisfied. This book reminded me of myself because when I was young, I seemed to be as bad as Annie. Also, I am becoming very skilled at the manual alphabet. This book reminded me of Helen Keller, by the same author, only it's about Helen, not Annie.
I recommend this book to third, fourth, and fifth grade students, and those that like biographies. There are hard words, like "trachoma" and "valedictorian" that only the higher grades know. Also, there are a few pictures, one per chapter. I definently recommend this book because it is exiting and shocking. If you like biographies and if you like Helen Keller and want to know about Annie Sullivan, you should read this book.