Mrs. Cast, a 4th grade teacher at Curtis, sent a text to me letting me know she had just finished The Humming Room by Ellen Potter and she really enjoyed it! I asked her if she would write a quick review for our students and she agreed, so here it is:
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter is full of mystery and intrigue. The characters are odd and you want to understand them better. Roo is curious and very in tune with her surroundings. Is there something dangerous lurking in this odd building secluded on an island? Are ghosts making odd noises? Is there anyone who can understand her different personality? This story is well written and easy to read. It is filled with beautiful descriptions and suspense. A great read for the imagination and a triumph for the misunderstood. Recommended for upper elementary (4-6).
Thank you Mrs. Cast for sharing your thoughts on one of the Texas Bluebonnet nominees for this year! I'm looking forward to reading it! I wonder if this might not be a great pick for our first Curtis Morning Book Club?!