Saturday, February 18, 2012

Student Saturday: Al Capone Shines My Shoes - Gennfer Choldenko

Publisher:  Dial
Pages:  288
Genre:  Middle Grade, Historical Fiction
Reviewer:  Felicia

In the beginning a kid named Matthew, that they like to call Moose, sent a note in the laundry bag to Al Capone.  First I will tell you that Moose and his mom, dad, and sister Natalie live on Alcatraz because his dad got a job there.  Back to what I was saying about the note Moose had sent.  The note said, "Dear Al Capone, will you help me?"  Al Capone sent a note back asking what he needed help with.  Moose wanted help getting his sister Natalie into the Esther P. Marinoff School.  Al Capone sent back telling Moose "Done!"  Later that week Natalie got excepted to the Esther P. Marinoff School.  Then Al Capone asked Moose, what was in it for him.  If you want to know what happened with Al Capone and Moose, well all I can say is read the book.  I connected with Moose because I had to work with an autistic girl like Natalie.  Her name was Emily.  The only thing she said to me was hi.  She didn't like to talk.  I did all the talking all she did was sit and play with her thumbs.  I would recommend this book to people who love adventure in every two chapters, suspense on every page, and mystery in every sentence.  You will think that you are in the book with the characters looking for the lost baby.  In my mind I thought I was with Moose, Piper, Moose's dad and Natalie, screaming , "Help, stop him he has the baby.."  This book will give you a lot of mixed feelings.  The author made this book amazing.  Every page has lots of details and I also read the first book, Al Capone Cleans My Shirts. You should read that book first.  I can't wait to read another book by this author.

No comments:

Post a Comment