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SAVE ME A SEAT
為我留個位置
版本: 精裝240頁  2016 年 5 月 10 日  Scholastic Press出版
ISBN:9780545846608
內容介紹
新朋友也許就坐在你的身邊。 喬和拉維的故鄉也許迥然不同,但是他們卻都被困在同一個地方:「學校」。 喬自從出生開始就一直待在家鄉,從來沒有離開過。對於這一點未曾特別在意的他,卻在好朋友們一個個搬走,留下他孤單一人以後,開始覺得失落。 拉維一家才剛從印度移民到美國。對於難以融入的美國生活,他正感到無所適從。 喬與拉維,都覺得對方與自己沒有任何共通點;不過很快的,班上的超級惡霸成為兩人的共同敵人,他倆開始產生相同的目標:準備在短短的一個禮拜之內,拿回自己學校生活的主導權。 本書以角色交替出現於每一章節的方式敘述,涵蓋了一星期的學校生活。而這短短一星期改變了兩個有天壤之別的孩子的整個人生。 兩位擅長說故事的作家創造了一個一開場就足以令人捧腹的故事。
作者介紹
薩拉•威克斯是美國兒童文學作家,自幼喜愛音樂和寫作,父親是英文教授。二七年,薩拉•威克斯開始在兒童文學領域嶄露頭角,代表作《不尋常的媽媽》(So B.It)榮獲瑞貝卡•考迪爾青少年讀者優秀圖書獎和威廉•艾倫•懷特兒童圖書獎,《餡餅的神秘配方》(Pie)榮獲內布拉斯加州金色播種者獎和羅德島兒童書獎。
Gita Varadarajan生在印度,曾和世界各地的兒童合作,目前在新澤西州教導二年級學生。這本小說是她的第一部作品。
書評
The phrase "save me a seat" is a life preserver. Four words that can make a kid feel safe in a sea of strangers. The story is told from two different points of view: Ravi, who just moved from India, is adjusting to his new American life, and Joe, who has long been a student at Albert Einstein Elementary and is acclimating to a new grade without his best friends. Popular and cunning Dillon Samreen does not miss their vulnerabilities. As the only Indian students in the class, Ravi assumes that he and Dillon will be best friends, but Joe knows better. Like Joe, readers watch the slow, drawn-out torture in silence. That feeling of helplessness will be a powerful one for students to discuss. Through their struggles, Ravi and Joe will capture the hearts of readers and inspire fans to cheer for them just as loudly as they did for Auggie from R.J. Palacio's Wonder (Knopf, 2010) and Ally from Linda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree (Penguin, 2015). Exceptional extras include glossaries and recipes from both characters. A window for some readers and a mirror for others, this noteworthy book is highly recommended for middle grade collections. VERDICT Well-developed characters and original voices in this lunchroom drama will have readers devouring the book and begging for seconds.-Beth Parmer, New Albany Elementary Library, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. - School Library Journal