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MY PLANET; Finding Humor in the Oddest Places

Author: Mary Roach

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Publisher: Reader's Digest,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This is a collection of Mary Roach's columns about life published in Reader's Digest. The stories are anecdotal, personal, emotional, and humorous. Together, Ms. Roach's columns create an anthology of short essays for readers.

Type of Reading: read aloud book, independent reading

Recommended Age: read together: 12 and Up; read yourself: 13 and Up

Interest Level: 13 and Up

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: This collection of humorous stories kept me laughing and smiling the whole time I read them. My favorite is called "The Way I Can't See It," a story about the authors need for reading glasses and the different emotions she feels. It starts with "This is a story of loss and denial," but kept me laughing from beginning to end.

My Planet is easy to pick up during short breaks. It is broken into different sections per type of story. I recommend this for readers in high school or older. It will give you a good laugh.

Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Pros: Short essays about life and life's changes give readers a book where they an pick and choose whatever strikes their funnybone.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. While humorous, the essays are really one-and-done stories.

If You Liked This Book, Try: DODGER AND ME   STIFF; THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS   LAY-UPS AND LONG SHOTS; An Anthology of Short Stories

Educational Themes: This is a collection of personal essays. They are meant for pleasure reading.

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. She borrowed the book from their local library.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - anthology, short stories, essay, life lessons

Date(s) Reviewed: April 2014

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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