The Great Unexpected
By Sharon Creech
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech narrowly won the vote with Book Clubbers this afternoon and will be the book we discuss this half term.
The book has some hard work to do as some children were put off by the cover and felt the book may not have enough action in it. Others were hooked straight away by the first chapter, entitled “A body falls from a tree”.
We have agreed to read up to page 40 for next Friday and will talk about our first impressions of the book.
Happy reading 🙂
First time I have ever blogged and so glad I have been chosen to do book club. Can’t wait to discuss the book next Friday…….Better get reading!
P.S Just got given a box set of Harry Potter for my birthday.
I’m glad to hear you’re excited about the book!
Let us know what you think of the book once you start reading!
read some of the book, its really good. cant wait to read more. Lizie and Naomi are so funny the way they fight…..this is gonna be an interesting book!
I’m looking forward to starting the book now. The characters sound like they’ve got an interesting relationship!
I have read up to chapter 9 ! it’s so good! Can’t wait to discuss the book next Friday! This is gonna be an interesting book!
P.S I am also reading horrible history’s!
I have read up to page 40, its really good,I am having trouble stopping myself reading more!
P.S. Miss Simpkins, how did you do a smiley face!
Well done for stopping Citty! Maybe you should hide the book from yourself so you’re not tempted to read on!
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🙂 hi everyone i have only read up to about chapter 15 in the book do you think the book is good? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
posted by tutman2000
im on page 60 🙂
nearly there can any1 else share where there at
i m on page 50
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I have read up to page 50, I do not think i should hide it, I will just find it again or lose it!
When we met last Friday it was clear that everyone was enjoying the book.
We were particularly interested in Finn. In fact some of us were quite suspicious. Some Book Clubbers suggested that there might be a link between Finn and the “across the oceans” sections of the book.
We agreed to read up to chapter 24 for next week.
Happy reading! 🙂
look at this guys !!!
do you think Finn is good or bad?
I think he is bad because he goes into places like the witch’s house and the dimmenses place.
Good question Tutman! I have my suspicions too. We should talk at book club on Friday!
Thanks Miss Simpkins, I wanted to know how to do one to!
I think the book is really good and I can’t wait to read more!
Going to bring the book home from school today so I can read it in my spare time.
sorry i wasnt here on friday i was ill
Not to worry! See you this Friday!
ok, looking forward to it!
Im only on chapter 15 don’t spoil it for me please!
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Hey guys, do you think Finn could be related to the dim dimenses and who are his parents? Everyone around there seems to be homeless or have foster parents
Oooo I like that idea!
Do you think mrs Kavanagh lives in Ireland? I’m not sure I like switching between the two different situations, it can be confusing but I’m sure it will be worth it!
Oh and don’t worry I won’t read past chapter 24 miss simpkins!:)
We had so much to talk about at book club tonight that we ran out of time!
The majority of Book Clubbers still have suspicions about Finn.Among our ideas and questions are…
Is Finn related to Mrs Kavanagh or Paddy McCaul? Could he be Paddy’s son? Paddy used the name Finn when he knew Nula.
Is Finn hiding something? Has seems to be trying to disguise his accent. We spoke a lot again about the gold he mentioned when he fell out of the tree.
Maybe we will be able to answer some of these questions next week. We have agreed to read up to chapter 32.
I blogged before Miss Simpkins! what do we read up to again??:( 🙂 😉
You beat me to it. Up to chapter 53 this week.
I MEANT 🙁
Last week’s book club was fantastic. Book Clubbers got really animated about the story.
We are all keen to see how the story ends and are hoping for an explanation about how the two worlds are linked. Suggestions included: magic, past and present, and ghosts.
Yes but I told you There ARE FAIRYS and finnbarr stole their gold that’s why at the beginning Finn was saying leave the gold, don’t touch it and maybe the FAIRYS made him go to the tree e.g. They made him teleport there LOL 🙂 anyways I’m looking forward to see what happens tomoz ( this was a good book ) if you get chance when all other groups have done the book club can we come back and do another because at first I thought book club was lame but now I love it and want to do more!!!!!!!! So thank you for organising book club I’d love to do another hope you’ve all enjoyd it too so bye for now tata
That’s made my day! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it!
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