Official Review: They're Waiting For Me by Ernie Harker

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Re: Official Review: They're Waiting For Me by Ernie Harker

Post by Jamasenu » 15 Apr 2018, 20:58

bookowlie wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 17:25
Jamasenu wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 23:46
That's the first I've heard of the main character having no name. It does seem impersonal and separates the reader from connecting with the character. Sometimes the author forgets or uses words inadvertently that don't fit the audience they're trying to reach. Overall, you gave the book a good rating and a good review.
Thanks Jamasenu! I think the character having no name was a little odd. In fact, I wasn't even sure at first she was a girl, since her sleep clothes could have been worn by either gender.
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Post by Riszell » 18 Apr 2018, 10:46

Since this is a children's book, I agree that the main character should at least given a name but maybe since it is also written in first person, the main goal is to let the children visualize that they are the main character and that they ought to finish the chores first before playing.

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Post by Fuzaila » 31 Jul 2018, 07:01

Simple and honest review. Since the book is narrated in first person, I feel like the author intended for the reader to see themselves as the main character. Although, I'm aware that wouldn't resonate well with male readers. Thank you for your review.
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Post by OloladeO » 06 Aug 2018, 07:40

Lovely inspirational book. I won't might getting a hold of this for my son so he can get his chores done!

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Post by booklysis » 12 Aug 2018, 09:40

The storyline is so nice. It would teach children to become responsible. Nice review though.

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