Saturday, January 5, 2013

William S. and the Great Escape

Review by Mo
Title: William S. and the Great Escape
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Published: 2009
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Quick Summary:
William S. and the Great Escape is a story about four siblings. They live in a horrible family and desperate to escape, William and his sister hatch a plan to escape. They decide to take their two younger siblings and live with their kind aunt. The stay for a few days with a rich, lonely girl. The travel all the way to their aunt's house, only to find they still aren't safe. Can they escape their family?

I liked this book because it really made you appreciate how brave some kids are. They're family abused them, yet they still dared to escape, even knowing the terrible consequences. This story was pretty good, but the characters weren't very complicated. They were realistic, but not very complex or flawed, so it wasn't as interesting as stories with better characters. The story was a pretty easy book to read, but it was still pretty good.
Rating: ***

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