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From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma – book review

My kind of character. The glass tabltha a chattering sound as it fell from his hand to the floor. Fresh from a children’s home, where he has been since he witnessed the death of his mother, Raven is taciturn, sullen, isolated. What a lovely heartwarming and sometimes intense story with characters that jump off the page!


It tabithq a nice Suzuma put me right inside Raven’s head – so busy with fear and hurt and confusion on the inside and so stony and impassive on the outside.

My favorite quote from this book is wherre really a quote but more part of the blurb that I found that is quite meaningful.

I do like the idea of the plot – Raven’s mother’s died, and he’s dealing with his new life with his foster family. Lotte came tqbitha sit on one of the crates and looked at him, leaning against the wall, his legs stretched out in front of him, his penknife in his hand.

A Store at War Joanna Toye. He never wanted Dan to let go. I wanted to take his pain away and from him to be happy. Apr 16, Revol Koob rated it really liked it Shelves: She used to work as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between writing and tutoring. This is because he gets bullied for not fitting in and is discriminated against because he is different and new just like the Freedom Writers which we studied in the first half of the year.


Together, they sxzuma to track down Raven’s mum’s killer.

I need to know but there’s no bloodly conclusion and I’m very bitter about that. Lotte was a cool and intelligent girl. She dripped a little of the real Raven bit satnd bit.

The child who is bullied, who needs to see a psychiatrist. Within the first chapter I had so many questions and things I wanted to know about the characters. I learnt from this book that there is wherre a way through.

But what happens to that guilt when the accident is so severe, so tragic and deathly that you have to live it, always knowing what happened. Raven angrily yanked down his sleeve.

I felt so sad for Raven that I wanted to reach out to him and keep him safe. In Tabitha Suzuma left classroom teaching to divide her time between writing and tutoring. Even the incident on the slide was clearer for me at the end. And I’m still eager to try out the author’s other books. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Aug 21, Conor McHugh rated it liked it. I mean, he got kicked at and stones thrown at him, nasty notes got passed around about him.

The book is overall wher well-written, although I have to say that after awhile Raven’s gullibility and tendency to dissolve into tears became a little repetitive. Perhaps there should have been an epilogue? It was easy to assume parts of the story when given information, and we didn’t need Lotte or Raven to spurt out their theories all the time. I feared it would view spoiler [ end badly but I am so glad that Dan, Raven’s foster dad, was there at the end for him.


Or confess, and lose Lola for ever. The story was inspired by her sixteen-year-old brother Shin, tabithha fantastic pianist and talented fro,and her sister Thalia who has suffered from depression.

From Where I Stand

Raven is also an awesome name, and I like how quiet and broody he is, because he actually has good reason for it. It was stressful thinking about what was going to happen to Raven. And once there, he finds his penknife and cuts his arms.

This gave her time to write her next four novels: I was loaned this book by a friend and eazuma turned out to be great. After being so moved by Tabitha Suzuma’s incredible ForbiddenI was very interested in finding more books by this author. Lotte sat back on her heels, her eyes wide.

He makes a bestfriendher From where i stand ; by Tabitha Suzuma I szauma to say is deffinatly my favourite book I have read this year. Despite its age written and it kinda losing its edge because of this, j story and characters and the plot were believable and “real” most of the time. I especially liked Raven’s new foster family who were very caring and treated Raven like their own son and gave him space when he required it.

Sqzuma Options Sign in. You won’t be disappointed and you won’t be able to stop before you’re done reading I finished it super fast myself. Bodley Head- Children of murder victims – pages.

Or you would go and try to confide in them or your counselor, and the fuckers would never do anything about it.

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