4 out of 4 stars
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Zoe is a house located in Long Island. Zoe is very happy as a happy and loving family resides inside her. But her happiness comes to a halt when the family decides to move to another state. Zoe is dejected because of this horrible change. Her friends try to console her by telling her their own stories of change. Will Zoe ever be happy again?
Zoe, Let Go by Theresa A. Calcaterra-Raimondi is a children's book with some bright illustrations. The author uses the technique of personification to teach children the lesson of hope and happiness in a state of devastation.
The thing I like about this book is the optimistic approach of the author. The book implies that the fear of change is more horrible than the change itself. Change seems horrible and can make us dejected, but if we have hope, we can survive the deadliest situations in our life. Hope might not change our circumstances, but it can help us to bear the hardships brought by change. Acceptance would make things even better.
Love and support of friends is another important theme of this book. Friends are a true blessing in a time of distress. Their love can make a sad heart rejoice. The book beautifully presents all the themes with the help of graphic illustrations which makes the reading experience pleasant for a young reader.
I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because it is very well edited and has no errors. I am not giving it 3 stars, for the book is very well written, and there is nothing unpleasant about it. A Lower rating would seem very rude for such a good book. I would recommend it to the readers around 5 to 10 years. I won't recommend this book to the readers under 5 years because the theme of change would be a bit complicated for them.
Zoe, Let Go
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