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Kid’s Review by Angel (age 9 years, 10 months)
SISTERS OF THE LAST STRAW – by Karen Kelly Bruce
Sisters of the last Straw is the story of a group of misfit nuns who solve little mysteries. It is comical – containing lots of slapstick and prat falls. While is is entertaining it teaches the Gospel lesson of tolerance and the need to help others. Written for children at a 3-5 grade level, it has delighted younger children who like being read to. This is the first of a series of books involving the nuns and their adventures.
This story is about a group of nuns that live in a house that has a chapel inside of it. Some of the nuns have bad habits. One of the nuns has a habit of saying bad words (NO BAD WORDS ARE ACTUALLY SAID IN THE STORY). The two nuns that have bad habits go to the chapel to tell God they are sorry.
While they are in the chapel, they start hearing voices, so they start running and screaming. The other nuns come to the chapel to see what is wrong. They hear voices, but cannot see where the voices are coming from so they start screaming and running too. When the nuns go back in to the chapel to get the nun that stayed, they see that the nun slipped and fell. They then see a hidden door that is opened, and there is something in there.
My favorite part was when one of the nuns opens the front door and a puppy comes inside. The nuns are all scared of the puppy and make a mess of the kitchen. It was very funny. I think anyone that likes books that are funny and mysterious would enjoy reading this one. It is best for 3rd-5th graders.
I liked this book so much that I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!
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1 = I didn’t like this book
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3 = This is a good book. I liked it.
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