"Inside you will discover:
28 ways to reach out to youngsters, including shy or resistant students
16 ways to help youngsters understand their needs and feelings and support the needs and feelings of others
32 ways to encourage youngsters to initiate and complete tasks
8 ways to introduce students to the five powerful principles that translate into success in the working world
17 ways that youngsters can develop their own special project that improves the lives of others and the environment
8 ways to finance special projects"
"I loved this book. I didn't want to put it down or see it end. I enjoyed that KH made Paris and the sites such an important part of this book. I loved re-visiting the places I had seen when I was in Paris. It makes me want to go back and share it with my husband now.
I have enjoyed all of KH's books. I look forward reading much more from her."
"Ok, I may be in the minority here with this review, but here goes...
I didn't love this book, but I didn't hate it either. It was just ok for me.
I found the plot to be interesting, however it was way overshadowed by the sexual tension and intimate situations that seemed to be a constant theme in the entire book. I would have much rather read about a more developed plot than all the four letter words referring to body parts. If you are wanting a mindless read, this is your book."
"I read the review of this book and thought it would be a good story to read. It has been a while since I have read a YA book and I usually enjoy them. I did like this book, however I was shocked that a YA book talked so freely and openly about teen sex and treated the subject so casually. It became the focus of the book, I believe. I was hoping for a more detailed story about something other than 2 teens having sex."
"Made it through 1 and a half chapters. Had to give it up. Not my idea of a good read. I was so-so about gods in Alabama, but I wanted to see if I liked this book any better, evidently not. So glad I borrowed it from the library and didn't waste a credit."
"I loved this book! I was sad to see it end. The characters are so real that sometimes you forget you are reading a fiction book. I would love to see this story continued...maybe several years down the road after the girls have grown up. I would be the first in line to buy it. Until then, I will be reading all of Sandra Krings books."
"This was my first time reading a Fannie Flagg book but it won't be my last! I was hooked from the first few pages. The characters are fantastic and easy to identify with. This book is a fun read with a real message. A feel good story that will stay with you."
"I usually like the Alex Cross books, but I had neither the nerves or the stomach for this book. I couldn't make it through the first 50 pages. I wasn't even sorry when I had to toss it in the trash because it had become wet. I just considered it one less book for someone to get stuck reading. I will be hesitant to read another Cross book for a long time, if ever."
"Even after 31 years of marriage, I was able to relate to this book and remember what it was like planning my own wedding. No one ever forgets the stress that goes along with that most wonderful day of your life. It also sends a nice message that weddings can still be nice and not cost a fortune. A good, entertaining read."
"144 reproducible quizzes, 98 reproducible activity and project pages, convenient teacher summaries for each book, plus answer keys.
Books covered are:
The Indian in the Cupboard, It's Like This,Cat, Thimble Summer, Where the Red Fern Grows, Bunnicula, Just One Friend, Leif the Unlucky, M.C. Higgins,the Great, The Great Gilly Hopkins, How to Eat Fried Worms, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Anne Franke:Diary of a Young Girl, The Best Christmas Pagent Ever, Johnny Tremain, Rasco and the Rats of NIMH, Across Five Aprils, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, In the Year of the Bear and Jackie Robinson, The Slave Dancer, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Sounder, To Be a Slave, With You and Without You, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, James and the Giant Peach, Julie of the Wolves, One Fat Summer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Frankenstein, My Brother Sam is Dead, The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids, All-of-a-Kind Family, Call it Courage, Dirt Bike Racer, Homesick, Animal Farm, The Boat Who Wouldn't Float, The Summer of the Swans, Tiger Eyes, Summer of My German Soldier, Summer of the Monkeys, Pursuit, Wuthering Heights, The Hero and the Crown, Hitty:Her First Hundred Years, National Velvet, The Red Pony"
"No character development, confusing plot, unlikeable characters, sci-fi-ish elements to the plot, along with political, mystery, and thriller elements as well.
Couldn't finish. It will be my first and last Johansen book."
"I was somewhat disappointed with this book. I was under the assumption that it was mainly a Christmas story. It is not. There is a little hint of a Christmas theme throughout, but the main story is of two women who meet at college and remain frineds throughout their lives. The author focuses on the characters and their lives and what they have gone through rather than it being a Christmas story. I did manage to finish the book, and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't expected to be reading a holiday book. This was my first book by this author, but I am not sure if I will read anything else she has written."