Weaknesses: Like any graphic novel, there is a ton of information missing. Most of them just seemed to be there to be Lisa's little helpers and not to have personalities of their own. Apparently it's Wilson's only book. While Lisa was driving and Todd was sleeping in the car, Lisa was worried that the gang might attack again. Lisa has found supplies and travels around in a car to find more, but other children have turned to marauding hordes and are terrorizing the weaker children. I know that a character can be problematic and it can have nothing to do with the author's ideology, but this book seemed to espouse the protagonist's ideology in a way that was pretty worrisome to me.
I first read this book in fifth or sixth grade, I think, and at the time it was exactly the sort of thing that appealed to me. Lisa is in dire need of some Scoobies to remind her of the importance of working together, trusting others, and to get over her own specialness. Others are also copying Lisa's idea of the rock avalanche on the roof. But what are they drinking? It would be the same for the children on Grand Avenue but for Lisa, a ten-year-old girl who becomes their leader. All the adults are gone! The Girl Who Owned a City takes place in a world that has recently lost all of its adults. Page count is estimated at 300 words per page.
Actually, after reading this book I think I understand why people back away when I say I'm a Libertarian. In turn, Lisa agrees to give them food from the secret location she has looted, which will be revealed shortly, so keep reading!!! If you don't mind a story where children fight and attempt to survive you might like to try this interesting story that was originally told in 1975. So, she calls a meeting with the rest of the kids on her street in order to form an alliance. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. My quality had several pages slightly out of focus. The only reason I gave it 1. Her nemesis, the unforgiving and ruthless Tom Logan, was probably the only character I could relate to in this recent reading.
Nelson——the original author——I don't know. So, I have given it a 2, overall. What in the Hell, Library? Lisa refused to Tom Logan's demand. Moderate dirt wear, wrinkling or creasing on cover or spine. All adults are dead because of a disease that kills everyone over 12. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The reader can feel her stress and frustration as she tries to keep everything together and keep everyone safe.
A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Everyday, Lisa will have to search for food. A really great friend and librarian colleague of mine recently read this and loved it. And on another note—We are all but just one small part of the equation and need others to help complete it.
No one knows they're inside the high school, working in secret. To view it, This book was described to me as thinly veiled Ann Rynd propaganda and that is exactly what it seems to be. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Also, who thinks of checking the warehouse where food is stored?? Teaching The Girl Who Owned a City The Girl Who Owned a City lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. While some of the characters lacked depth, the storyline itself made it easier to get through.
I have a higher reading level, so it's not really a challenge, but I would recommend this book for 10-12 year olds : I was actually really impressed by this. This makes it hard to believe in the story or have any feelings toward anything at all concerning the issue. I can always appreciate a female lead too, although the minority characters were often left undeveloped and in the background. Summary Note: summary text provided by external source. Also, while I realize that kids do not really need graphic depictions of the aftermath of society's collapse, it began to bother me, as I grew older, that animals bodies were mentioned, but not those of humans. They seem to have vanished, poof.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I just kept seeing the flaws. All the overly preachy parts of the book, condemning charity and praising hard work and self-sufficiency, are apparently libertarian views, and the author was a staunch libertarian who based the characters in the book on his children, creating a sort of model for them to aspire to. If this world is so horrifying, I want to see it! She is trying hard to help the kids survive but the fact that she wants her city to be a sort of dictatorship really makes you stop and think. It wasn't bad, it's okay. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.