Lincoln Jones is a loner who prefers to keep his head down and use writing as a way to escape the trials of daily life at his new school As he and his mother struggle to start over, Lincoln s attempts at invisibility are thwarted by a fellow sixth grader, a girl who shows him that he s got a lot to offer as a friend Strong characters who value humor, perseverance, and compassion will particularly appeal to readers adapting to middle school Seira Wilson, EditorA fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life, perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain rattlin ghosts, and a one eyed cat But theyre nothing compared to my real life stalker a sixth grade girl named Kandi Kain Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story hes got going in his notebook Those stories are his refuge A place where the hero always prevails and the bad guy goes to jail Real life is messy and complicated, so Lincoln sticks to fiction and keeps to himself Which works fine until a nosy girl at his new school starts prying into his private business She wants to know what hes writing, where he disappears to after school, and why he never talks to anybody The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones is a terrifically funny and poignant story about a boy finding the courage to get to know the real characters all around himand to let them know him Praise for The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones Winner of the Josette Frank Award Van Draanen s engaging story is characterized by clever writing, a palpable affection for her characters, and a deep understanding of what s important about life Readers will love Lincoln Jones Kirkus Reviews Van Draanen skillfully wraps up her tale, offering a realistically happy ending A story with a perfect balance of mirth and poignancy School Library Journal Lincoln is a delightful narrator Booklist...
|Title||:||The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones|
|Publisher||:||Knopf Books for Young Readers October 25, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||599 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones Reviews
Wendelin Van Draanen's latest novel will capture the reader's heart from the hilarious first page to the poignant final chapter. The story of Lincoln Jones and his struggle to understand and cope with the difficulties of his everyday life is beautifully told in this first-person narrative.
What I loved about this book is that it captures some of the experiences I had when I took my young daughters to visit their grandfather at a memory-care facility.
Wendelin Van Draanen is the perfect writer for middle school students!
As a former educator I though this would be a good book to use in middle school, to open up discussion on tough topics like:
Lots going on here, and it's all good. On one hand we have the first person tale of Lincoln Jones, a funny, observant, generous, and big-hearted eleven year old who's dealing with problems way beyond his full understanding. On the other hand we have the related tales of dozens of people who fall within Lincoln's orbit and who each have their moment on the page as Lincoln watches them and wonders. Then we have a powerful underlying message that forms a theme and frame for the entire story - how does one come out of his or her hiding place and face the real world and the truth? Finally, we have a layered and sensitive and deeply perceptive bildungsroman that demonstrates that novels of "formation, education, culture, and coming-of-age" can be set in middle school if the author is sufficiently skilled.