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it left me hanging... not cool man.
I must be fair. There is a reason why Avi’s books have been popular. In the 1990’s, this book would have been well-read by young people- especially boys. It’s written well and has a strong plot. It’s a heartwarming story. But in comparison to similar books in today’s market, the characters do not hook me. There is conflict, but not enough to keep me reading, but I did, to give it a full chance. It occurred to me that Windcatcher is a perfect ‘mentor text’ for those of us who are aspiring Middle
I read this book to my P 6 class (grade 5). They loved it in general but wanted more from the ending. I think they wanted a cleaner resolution. I enjoyed it as well. I definitely thought it was going in a different direction than it did at some points. They will be beginning the genre of suspense next. As a model text it worked really well because the foreshadowing was really strong and the kids didn’t need a lot of prior knowledge. Also the sailing terms were not too cumbersome and I think a 10...
Adventure, independence, treasure hunting, mystery, exciting, Boy buys a sailboat and learns to sail during summer, where he discovers a lost shipwreck. Beginning was too slow for me, end came too quickly.
I kinda liked this book because it wasn't very interesting and it skipped around a lot so it was hard to catch up on what was happening.
Good mystery, slight danger story for a young reader. Nice little mystery with a satisfying ending.
The ending could have tied things up just a little more.
Tony buys a sailboat, learns to sail, goes off sailing on his own, gets himself into a bit of a pickle. This is a fast-paced story with mystery and adventure.
Avi- Windcatcher (Avon Books 1992) 3.75 StarsTony has just bought his first small sailboat and he is going to stay with his grandma for a couple of weeks to learn how to sail. While out sailing he comes across a couple in a motorboat hunting for a long lost treasure. Curiosity gets the better of him, and he finds himself following the couple around. When he finds himself lost and confused out in the water, the couple is too busy searching for their treasure to help him. Will he ever find land? O...
I've come to love Avi as a writer. Most of his books are hits, and rarely are they ever a miss. This was no exception. It was exciting, it was fun, it was informative about sailing (at least to my landlubber tastes, having never set sail ever) and it was a treat to read.But I have to say, the ending was really terrible. There was TALK of resolving the plot of the entire book, but it's as if the last ten pages are missing, since no one actually does anything to resolve it. If Avi bothered to actu...
Avi is a weird dude, the book is meant for the young but has no depth at all. Not very mysterious for a mystery. Avi obviously does NOT know how to sail, based on comments like "His teacher told him to come about. He pushed the tiller away and she said 'No! the other way!'"Supposedly the kid learns enough in two lesons to take this boat out alone in the ocean, now that is the true mystery.
the book was not very intortaning because the mane carictor is just wind surfing. tony was inoying it seemes in the book. It seemed like he is just sitting around all day. i feel like doing something else insteed. if I was the ather I'd make tony do more athletic stuff. but one of the things i liked is windsurfing. there should be more heroic and saving and romantic seance for tony. i would of improved
Avi does a great job of writing a believable young boy who doesn't realize how naive he is in his search for treasure. The trouble he gets into is not overdone, and the mystery he is trying to solve feels probable. The ending is a disappointment for character and also the reader, but it suits the story.
This was all right, I guess, but I've gotten used to expecting better from Avi. Since a boat was involved, I was hoping for some of the excitement of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, but this didn't come close.
I really liked this book and I will definitely use it as a recommendation to boys at my library. It's got adventure, treasure, danger but is set in a real life situation so it feels like it is about every boy. You'll want to go sailing after reading it!
Another good AVI adventure but the ending is a little less than satisfying. I would have liked to have more answers at the end. It has a story line that is easy to follow and nice excitement but not scary so I'd say it's good for ages 9+.
Audio book. Must be juvenile fiction. I expected more. However, what kid does not like the idea of looking for treasure? Just for myself, I would have ranked it two stars but for juvenile fiction I would rank it 3.
This book was the bane of my fifth-grade existence. I guess I'm just not big on books about survival or the sea.
the first noval i've ever read
Not interesting enough to keep me hooked...it's about a boy who tries to find a wrecked ship before 2 other people also searching for it.
This book all around sucked. I had to read it for school and it just pissed me off...
Ryan and I listened to this one. It was a little slow to start but we really liked it after all.
Read this with Ben. It kept us both interested, but the ending left you wanting a little more.
It's been a while since I've read this book. Seems like I didnt like it when I read it. Can't remember what the book was about though. Guess it didn't make an impression on me.
Avi is a great author but I am always left wanting more. This book felt like he wrote the first half of the story, got bored with it and just ended the book. I was hoping for more...
I read this book in 4th grade and I thought the end was really suspenseful.
I read it in like 4th grade, so I really don't remember it that well. The only thing I can remember is that the ending is really good!
An 11 year old gets a sailboat to use while staying with his grandma in Connecticut and learns about himself as he learns how to sail. Good story with a good moral--typical Avi.
This part adventure, part mystery would appeal, I think, to boys who like survival stories.
Great but short young adult story.