[PDF / Epub] ★ Just a Drop of Water ✪ Kerry O'Malley Cerra – Sausageskinsuk.co.uk

Just a Drop of Water Ever Since He Was Little, Jake Green Has Longed To Be A Soldier And A Hero Like His Grandpa, Who Died Serving His Country Right Now, Though, He Just Wants To Outsmart And Outrun The Rival Cross Country Team, The Palmetto Bugs But Then The Tragedy Of September 11 Happens It S Quickly Discovered That One Of The Hijackers Lived Nearby, Making Jake S Florida Town An FBI Hot Spot Two Days Later, The Tragedy Becomes Even Personal When Jake S Best Friend, Sam Madina, Is Pummeled For Being An Arab Muslim By Their Bully Classmate, Bobby.According To Jake S Personal Code Of Conduct, Anyone Who Beats Up Your Best Friend Is Due For A Butt Kicking, And So Jake Goes After Bobby But Soon After, Sam S Father Is Detained By The FBI And Jake S Mom Doubts The Innocence Of Sam S Family, Forcing Jake To Choose Between His Best Friend And His Parents When Jake Finds Out That Sam S Been Keeping Secrets, Too, He Doesn T Know Who His Allies Are Any But The Final Blow Comes When His Grandpa S Real Past Is Revealed To Jake Suddenly, Everything He Ever Knew To Be True Feels Like One Big Lie In The End, He Must Decide Either Walk Away From Sam And The Revenge That Bobby Has Planned, Or Become The Hero He S Always Aspired To Be.A Gripping And Intensely Touching Debut Middle Grade Novel By Kerry O Malley Cerra, Just A Drop Of Water Brings The Events Of September 11, Which Shook The World, Into The Lens Of A Young Boy Who Is Desperately Trying To Understand The Ramifications Of This Life Altering Event.Winner Of A Florida Book Award, The Crystal Kite Award, And Named To VOYAs Top Shelf Fiction For Middle Readers 2014 List, Just A Drop Of Water Is A Read For All Age Levels.

10 thoughts on “Just a Drop of Water

  1. says:

    I m so happy such a diverse, realistically told, family and friendship focused and touching middle grade book was written.I won t lie, I wasn t attracted to this book at all at first That cover, meh That plot, maybe I wasn t even supposed to read it, but unexpected book mail is always welcome The moment I started it though, I knew this would be a story I wouldn t forget Jake is such an authentic thirteen year old boy who tries to make sense of the 11 09 2001 catastrophic event.His best frie I m so happy such a diverse, realistically told, family and friendship focused and t...

  2. says:

    Just a Drop of Water, is an engaging story geared for middle grade readers However the theme and the messages conveyed in the book span all ages Reading this story I was inspired by Jake s struggle, his perseverance and ultimately his choices.

  3. says:

    A powerful tale of trust and friendship, Just A Drop of Water deals with heavy topics but in the end asks the biggest question of all are we so afraid that it s making us blind to the good of humanity

  4. says:

    13 yo Jake is best friends with a Muslim boy named Sam After the events of September 11, Sam s dad is interrogated for possible connections to the terrorists School friends begin taking sides When Jake s mom begins to question Sam s family s innocence, and Jake is forced to make a decision stand up for his friend, or walk away Truly moving account of the events of 9 11 from the perspective of a kid I loved this book Jake and Sam felt absolutely real, and their choices, authentic Voices 13 yo Jake is best friends with a Muslim boy named Sam After the events of September 11, Sam s dad is interrogated for ...

  5. says:

    I was able to read this ARC as a member of the Fearless Fiteeners Kerry s debut novel allows middle schoolers to experience the events of 9 11 through the eyes of Jake Green, a character their own age As a teacher, I think this is an ideal way to introduce students to tough subjects and moments in history The description of the attacks on 9 11 gave me chills, and the things that happen with Jake s family and friends afterward are exam...

  6. says:

    A Must Read no really I had the good fortune of reading this book when I was in a writing workshop with the author I also had the misfortune of witnessing 9 11 from my side of the Hudson river where we lived on that day.I always wondered how the other part of America viewed the event and it absolutely shocked me to discover, through reading ...

  7. says:

    This was an absolutely wonderful book The story is captivating, resonated with feelings and reactions I had myself regarding 9 11, and was wonderfully entertaining as well I fell in love with the characters and was amazed ho...

  8. says:

    Loved it Reliving September 11, through the eyes of a 13 year old boy brings back the memories of fear, sadness, hatred, patriotism and resilience Kids who were not alive then will be able to share this part of history with the adults in their life in a positive, thought provoking way.

  9. says:

    The conversation and thoughts flowed effortlessly..I was so engrossed I found myself feeling protective over the characters..wanting to right the wrongs..excellent book for people too young to remember the events of that tragic day.Superb.

  10. says:

    The story of two boys one Christian, one Muslim whose friendship is tested in the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 A powerful, important book, and a must read for all age levels.

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