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Gertie's Leap to Greatness

read & download Gertie's Leap to Greatness Kate Beasley è 6 summary Gertie's Leap to Greatness free read ´ 106 She'll be leaving behind There's just one problem Seat stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader too And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of th. Originally posted at Log Cabin LibraryOpening Line The bullfrog was only half dead which was perfectGertie s Leap to Greatness reads like a classic story with a memorable main character strong messages and has the same appeal of a Ramona uimby book I can see this as a class read along One of my favorite scenes was Gertie s reaction to her Aunt serving peas for dinner the very same reaction I would have had at her age What makes it most fun are the black and white illustrations by Jillian Tamaki While reading I really couldn t help feeling for poor Gertie she struck me as a very lonely girl Like Gertie I was trying to understand why her mother left in the first place and those feelings that Gertie had of not feeling like she wasn t important enough for her mother really made me want to give her a really big hug The sad thing is there are kids out there now who probably desperately want that love and affection and can relate to much of what Gertie felt too This passage of Gertie trying to process what it felt like for her mother living with them before she moved out really touched me being with them was like wearing a pair of shoes that were too tight You could limp along for a while but your feet would just hurt and until you were sure that if you walked one step further in those shoes they d sueeze your toes off The loneliness that Gertie must have felt being in the same town as her mother seeing her house even running into each other once in awhile And now her mother was getting ready to get remarried and move away I really came to dislike Gertie s mother At least Gertie had her Aunt Rae at home who always seemed to look out for her Gertie is such a smart lovely little girl and her optimistic personality really seems to shine through She s the first to point out when her father tries to explain that her mother left because she wasn t happy that although sometimes she isn t happy about going to school she still has to go and she s never happy about going to church but Aunt Rae makes her go A character that I won t soon forget Ultimately the story is less about the reasons why Gertie s mom left and about Gertie s realization that she doesn t need to prove anything to her mother That she is good enough just the way she is and she is gleaming with greatness Overall a very lovely story and I look forward to seeing what Kate Beasley writes next I received an E ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss Above the Treeline

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read & download Gertie's Leap to Greatness Kate Beasley è 6 summary Gertie's Leap to Greatness free read ´ 106 Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not From Concentrate awesome She has a daddy who works on an oil rig a great aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly and two loyal best friends S. Oh GertieI had such high hopes for you and that this would be the feel good book of the year but I just have so many uestions Why is your name Gertie and the other kids Jean Roy Mary Sue etc like it s the 1950s yet there are cell phones How is it that your mother abandoned you yet only moved THREE MILES away and you still never see each other Why are the other kids SO mean to you and why is there NO adult intervention And most importantly if this book is called Gertie s Leap to Greatness where was this s0 called leap to greatness I didn t see it Gertie intentionally hurt several of those closest to her during her uest for greatness and there was never any apology any lesson learned or any real resolution Unfortunately I realize this may be reality for some kids but there was just far too much cruelty in this story for me to be able to recommend with good conscience

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read & download Gertie's Leap to Greatness Kate Beasley è 6 summary Gertie's Leap to Greatness free read ´ 106 O when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what. Thank you to NetGalley and Farrar Strauss Giroux BYR for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewWell oh dear I truly wish I could give this a higher rating but unfortunately this really missed the mark for me Now obviously this is a middle grade book so one could argue I m not the right audience for this and I would not uarrel with that assessment I actually would be interested to hear an opinion from the the age range for which this is written To start I thought this was a book written in the 1950 s it was only when it is mentioned about a child having a cell phone that I realized it was supposed to be modern day And this left me puzzled All the children s names are so outdated as to be noticeable and jarring Gertrude Junior Jean Roy and Mary Sue are all the main players here There is also some contest regarding summer speeches which also felt strangely antiuated unfair and strangely subjective Almost the whole time I m reading this book I m wondering if California is so progressive and my children s school in particular because I had to do some serious suspension of belief that Mary Sue and eventually the other kids would get away with the level of cruelty and bullying they subject Gertie to An exclusionary club complete with picketing students and publicity on school grounds that attacked a fellow student s family Umm no A school secretary that favors some students and visibly hands them chocolates when they deliver a note Umm no A school play with a starring role that is gender specific Umm no Add in an unhealthy dose of precociousness and a mother who abandons her child but lives in the same town and starts a new one and it was just too over the top for me Of course there is a happy ending here but it is too little too late There is an unnecessary amount of school sanctioned oppression that it sucked what little joy there was in the book I do think the author will find a niche with this heroine it has some shades of Jerry Spinelli in there and I did admire Gertie s resilience in the face of overwhelming sadness but unfortunately Gertie was just not my cup of tea

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  • Gertie's Leap to Greatness
  • Kate Beasley
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  • 11 July 2019
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