I recently received a very thoughtful review of my book Address Unknown from a young reader. Her comments show her to be a caring individual and a good indication that we won't go wrong by placing hope and confidence in her generation. Below is her review.
My Review of Address Unknown, by
Mr. Warren's book Address Unknown was great! I read it in
about 1 to 1 1/2 days, it was that interesting!
I like to read books that you
could say are 'real world' type themes, like things that happen in the
world today, which is why I loved Address Unknown! I think it was a great
theme to write about.
I am going to be completely honest, I loved the
book, but the beginning wasn't boring, not at all, it wasn't like
nothing happened, but not much did. I understand that you needed to portray
Marshall, Mindy, and
their Mother homeless, and that they will only be
homeless for five weeks, and that they needed to keep it a secret.
of the book when things were happening, like when Crystal stayed on
Marshall, repeatedly asking things like when she could see his new house, got
me thinking, and got me excited for the rest of the book. But during the
beginning, in my point of view, anyway, is that what happened mainly in the
beginning was a sort of routine, maybe? That is my only negative comment, the
rest of which I loved!
Being 12 years of age, I have begun to
understand many forms of crisis' in our world, such as homelessness, and
things like that. I think it is important for people to be aware of
homelessness, whether it be just knowing about it, or deciding to start food
drives, donate money, or even if you are homeless for a temporary period
of time, to stay calm, not panic, and to realize hundreds of thousands of
people deal with this sort of thing every day!
Like I said, I like to read
about things that can happen in our world, so this book I particularly
All over all, I think you did an excellent job creating this
book! I love it, and I am sure other kids like me will enjoy this book
(P.S. Thanks for signing my and
my sisters copy of your great book!)