Reviewed by Nicole K. (age 10)
This book is a sad and touching story. I like it very much because Bradly starts to really like someone and becomes a better person. This story made me cry, but that is what I like about this book. I have a favorite character, and her name is Carla. I like her because she helps children and she reminds me of an old day care teacher named Ms. Holly. Carla seems like a caring loving counseler that I would like to meet in real life. Louis Sachar has written other books, and they all have jokes and are funny, but this book is different in many ways. This story could happen in real life. Most of his stories would never happen in real life. This book is extremely funny when Bradly plays and talks and relates to little wooden creatures, but it is sad to think that someone could be so mean. There is one thing all of his books have in common: once I start his books I can never put them down. I felt many things as I read this book and most of those feelings made me feel good. At first I felt like I was going to laugh because of what Bradly did. I felt like I was in the story because of all of the description and detail. It also makes me feel like I really know the charecters because of all the information the author gives me. When something happens to the characters, I feel like something happens to me. This book is a great book, and it's one of my favorites.
I would recommend this book, especially to kids who like comedy and like stories about every day life. I also think anyone from grades 3 to 7 will really like this book.