3 stars 18 from rubric
Today I read The Center of Everything. It is about a girl named Ruby that lives in a town called Bunning. When her coin goes through the doughnut that the captain bunning statue is holding, and says a wish 99 times on her birthday, it has to come true. This book took a while to get into and wasn’t that interesting. It also wasn’t that organized, either. There were no parts that I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. The book was a quick read and I didn’t really understand any of it. I had no text-to-anything connections because it was very original. All of these reasons are how I chose my star rating and my rubric rating. Oh, and Ruby’s wish doesn’t come true, but she wishes instead that her friends stay with her through good times and bad.
I disagree,she wishes for Gigi to come back and during a silent moment it comes true.
I GAVE THIS BOOK A *** STAR RATING. A 13/24 rubric rating. I just finished reading The Center of Everything. Which told the story of Ruby Who’s grandmother Gigi just died. I have a text-to-self connection with Gigi just dying because my great grandmother Baw- Baw just died too. I was really sad too just like Ruby was. I gave this book a 3 star rating because it was so sad it was hard to read and understand at some points.
Center of Everything
3 ½ stars
20/24 rubric rating
This week I have been reading the Center of Everything by Linda Urban. This book is about a girl named Ruby Pepperdine. In the book, they say that if you throw your quarter through the donut hole your wish will come true. Ruby’s quarter went through the hole. With that being said, it is pretty obvious that she wished for her beloved grandmother Gigi to come back. Gigi, Ruby’s grandmother, everybody looked up to her, they loved her, she was pretty much their bread and butter. Even though she’s dead, they still remember her as the best grandma ever. In the end, she gets over her grandmother’s death, but she still sometimes burst out crying.
I think this book shouldn't get the Mock Newberry Award.
The Center of Everything
4stars 20 from rubric
The Center of Everything was an okay book. It was pretty confusing though.
The things I liked about The Center of Everything were the charecters, the language, and the setting. For example when they describe Lucy they say she is in Karate and she longs to be in the Bunning Day parade to do karate. For the setting of the stage where the kid that does the speech it says it is just a float on the back of a truck and on it is a microphone. Also for the language I liked the many well written words put together into a sentence. This book had wonderful language.
The things I didn’t like about The Center of Everything is the organization and the interest. The organization was bad because it went from before the Bunning DAY parade to after the Bunning Day parade. This was very confusing. The interest was bad because there was not much action or adventure throughout the book.
I think that The Center of Everything should not get the Newberry Award.
Center of Everything
19 out of 24
The book Center of Everything by Linda Urban is about when you look on the roof of Pepperdine Motors it’s not just a roof. Its where Ruby Pepperdine and her grandmother (Gigi) go on Sunday nights to look at the stars. But when Gigi dies and Ruby is very sad because she has also lost her other best friend, Lucy will it all be up to her 12th birthday wish and her winning essay to fix it? I only gave this book 3 stars because it took a long time to get into. The setting of this book was also confusing it’s like they’re at Pepperdine motors and then its Bunning Day. I think this book should not get the Mock Newberry Award.
Rating from rubric: 23
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban is a very well written story about a girl and her wish to go back to the day her grandmother died and listen to her this time. The overall story is good, but the organization is questionable. The chapters will jump from present to past and then some random person’s life that has barely anything to do with story. For instance, when it would talk about Ruby (the girl) to this random dude named Matthew Bennet who has absolutely nothing to do with the story . except that he lives in Bunning like Ruby. It just doesn’t make sense! I’m not sure that this is the book to win the Newberry Award. It was still a really good book.
Rating from rubric: 18/24
Star rating: 3
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban was a good but a little confusing book. For example the end was GOOD and surprising that Ruby, Lucy, and Nero all became friends. But what I didn’t like about the book was how in the beginning I was confused because Ruby started right in the action and it took me awhile to understand what was going on. I also liked how at the parade Ruby honored Gigi with a moment of silence and how Ruby kept on wishing that her wish which was ‘I wish everything was the way it was supposed to be’ would come true. Yet I didn’t like how Ruby would tell the story from place to place like sometimes she would talk about the parade then she would talk about school, Lucy’s practice, the library, or her aunt’s Rachel’s house. Overall I think this book should earn the 3rd or 4th mock newberry award (if there is such thing).