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eBook The Silent Boy

eBook ↠ The Silent Boy Ü Paperback Read ☆ reflectionslisburnltd ½    Precocious Katy Thatcher always knew she wanted to be a doctor like her father She joins him on his rounds and has a keen interest in the people around her She's especially intrigued by Jacob a gentle silent boy who has aPecial who has a way of communicating with the animals through his sounds and movements   And only Katy comes to realize what the gentle silent boy did for his family He meant to help not harm It didn't turn out that w As an author Lois Lowry is uite gifted however I found this book to be a bit disappointing The tale is told in the early part of the 20th century a classic loss of innocence at an innovative time in history It reminded me of a want to be To Kill A Mockingbird There were several moments which I found to be uaint and captivating but many of them were drenched in an over stereotyped version of this time period It was marketed to 5th 8th graders and I would not agree with a ten year old reading this book The tale of a baby unloved by everyone but a severely 'touched in the head' most resembling a severe non verbal autistic teenage boy who when told to drown the baby tries to take it to his friend's Katy Thatcher house and accidentally suffocates it is not a tale which I would want a middle school child to read By the very first mention of Nellie and Paul being caught alone together I instantly put together the pieces It was predictable stereotypical and not at all what I would expect of Lowry However that's not to say that I hated the book There were many moments which were insights into the perceptions of the characters Peggy explaining the drowning of the kittens etc that I otherwise would have not considered I loved the idea of taking photographs and writing stories of each one reminded me of Hemingway's writing style In conclusion is you want to read a story about classic loss of innocence a judgmental community an over involved father and nearly absent mother and a stereotypical time period portrayal I'd recommend To Kill a Mockingbird instead

Lois Lowry Ó The Silent Boy kindle

Has a special sensitivity toward animals While Jacob never speaks to or looks at Katy they develop an unusual friendship and understanding The townspeople dismiss Jacob as an imbecile Katy just thinks of him as someone s This story takes place in 1910 1911 and the sights and sounds are wonderfully crafted It is told through the eyes of Katy a young girl who sometimes accompanies her father the local doctor on house calls You experience what it would be like to ride in a buggy on a cold day Katy gets glimpses into lifestyles very different from her own and makes a gentle friendship with boy a few years older than she is Jacob who is developmentally disabled The subject is handled very well for the times in which the characters lived Katy isn't scared of Jacob as many people were then She is accepting of his differences and enjoys his uiet companyThe story doesn't really center around Jacob although the thread of his story runs throughout but the entirety is a great slice of life from the early part of the twentieth century Jacob's story and his fate is very believable for the era in which he lived It is heartbreakingDefinitely recommend Perhaps best for older children and a great place to start discussionsMake sure to read the acknowledgements in the front It ties in to the photos in the story and knowing this makes the story even better

text ê The Silent Boy Ó Lois Lowry

The Silent Boy   Precocious Katy Thatcher always knew she wanted to be a doctor like her father She joins him on his rounds and has a keen interest in the people around her She's especially intrigued by Jacob a gentle silent boy who While this book was beautiful as well as being a useful look at autism before we began to understand it I think it is completely inappropriate for the age range for whom it was written Reviews suggest grades 5 8 The serious subject matter references to sex and a resulting pregnancy and a very horrific ending make this book only appropriate for a YA audience That audience must also be comfortable with a dark tale that has no real resolution In general I found this book too gloomy to be enjoyable