Reviewed by Dana S. (age 11)
While at the home, Maddie tags along with a group of kids. Together they can do anything. Even make a house? Well, more like a fort. Most people think wood and nails can?t do anything much, but this group of kids has better and bigger ideas. There are several lessons to learn from reading this book.
My favorite character was Murphy. She told everyone at the beginning that she never told anyone her real name. In the story you find a surprise ending to her, that you wouldn?t expect. During the book she acts real rich as if she has all the money in the world and almost all of her stuff is nice, not the kind of stuff a kid at the Home would have. She is the best character, I think. But she changes in many ways! As I read the book, ?Where I?d Like to Be,? it made me almost burst out with tears at the end. The book is so jolly that you would never expect the ending. The ending will make your heart feel shattered and everything is gone, except for what happens to Maddie! This book is not part of a series, but if it were, I would definitely read it. The author also wrote another book called Dovey Coe. What I?ve heard is that is an excellent book. If this author writes a new book for a series, I?m sure I will have them all!
I really recommend this book because it tells you the most important thing; you are special no matter who you are. I think girls mostly would like this book if they were between 10-15 years old.