38 Weeks Till Summer Vacation - March 1, 2010

I just read a fantastic book called "38 Week Till Summer Vacation" by Mona Kerby. This book made me feel really excited as I read it because after every page, I want to read the rest of the book more and more. I have a connection to another book I read. In that book, there was also a bully in the class in the beginning of the book. Then, at the end of the book, the bully turns really nice just like Jimmy Lee had. This connection helped me understand how people can change suddenly. Sometimes, you need to help them, and sometimes they just change themselves. This book was not a just right book for me. It is an easy book since there wasn't any challenging words or anything that I couldn't understand.

Jimmy Lee is a main character that changed. In the beginning of the book, he was all naughty and rude. He even stole Nora Jean's soap dog. Nora Jean had put a lot of effort into the soap dog and she was really mad when she found out that Jimmy Lee stole it. Towards the end of the book, Jimmy Lee became quiet and nice. He actually saved Nora Jean's life. She was eating a piece of pizza so fast that she choked. She could hardly breathe when Jimmy Lee can in and squeezed her really hard. The piece of pizza fell out of her mouth and she was saved. I do not think anything made Jimmy Lee change. Another main character that changed is Nora Jean. This is because in the beginning of the school year, Nora Jean was eager for school to end. As the year passed, Nora Jean realized that school wasn't so bad after all. I think she changed because of the fun things that has happened throughout the school year and how Jimmy Lee's behavior changed.

The problem of the story is that Jimmy Lee was a rude person and disliked Nora Jean a lot. It was resolved by Jimmy Lee changing into a kind person that wasn't so rude. He was honest with Nora Jean and admitted that he was the one that stole her soap dog. I felt relieved when Jimmy Lee started to calm down and not be so rude. I would change the book by putting some reasons why Jimmy Lee started to change. This is because there is not a lot of information about this. I think the author's message for this story is that people that are unfriendly can become friendly if you give them enough time.

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