Guest Review By Creative Kid Audrey! The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman

14 Jun

I have been fortunate to meet all sorts of Creative Kids lately. Today I want to introduce you to another – Audrey of Audrey’s Read It Or Not (I think Audrey’s blog name is the coolest I’ve ever seen!). Audrey is a kid book reviewer and I think her reviews are very thoughtful! To visit her site click HERE. Audrey agreed to do a guest review for my site 🙂

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman 

by Ben Winters

256 pages – ages 10+

  • Published by HarperCollins on September 21, 2010

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman is about a girl named Bethesda. Her class is assigned a special project: Solve a mystery in your life. Bethesda is already positive she is going to do it on their drab music teacher, Ms. Finkleman. She knows a little bit about other teachers, like if they are married or have kids, but Ms. Finkleman doesn’t even have a picture of her family or something on her desk! Eventually, Bethesda finds out that her music teacher was once a rock star! The whole school goes rock crazy, and has a rock concert.  But the concert might not work out as easily as Bethesda and her classmates had hoped…
I love this book! I love mysteries, and I love them even more when the person solving them relates to me! There are a lot of good details and you can imagine the characters in your head. I also love it because it talked about having a band which relates to me too! The book is really unpredictable in a good way. At first, I was thinking, “Oh, I know what’s going to happen- it’s so obvious!” But then something happened that was totally not what I thought would happen! All of the characters (especially Bethesda) are really well developed. This book is on a 5th- 7th grade reading level and will appeal to boys and girls.

Five out of Five bookworms for The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman!

Thanks Audrey! I think I’d like to read this book! Isn’t it cool how many kids there are reviewing and talking about books?!? Audrey’s site is excellent! Please check it out – click HERE to go to it!


**A Special Note! Bon Rose has one of her short stories, “The Old Jack in the Box” for free today! I reviewed her short story “The Old Clock” earlier this week. Click HERE to go to the give away!

19 Responses to “Guest Review By Creative Kid Audrey! The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman”

  1. Susanna Leonard Hill June 14, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Great review of what sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for introducing us to Audrey, Erik (I agree – I love her blog name!) and Audrey, thanks for the review!


  2. Beth Stilborn June 14, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Great review, Audrey! I’m glad you featured Audrey, Erik. This sounds like a great book — mystery, plot twists, music. Thanks!


  3. Catherine Johnson June 14, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    What a fun mystery and a wonderful name for a protag. Thanks for sharing more of your awesome friends, Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      I am glad to share some more of my awesome friends! 😉 It does sound really good Ms. Johnson!


  4. timothydavis229 June 14, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Thanks, Audrey, for the excellent review. I’m following your blog now. Thanks Erik for introducing us to Audrey.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

      I am glad you are following her awesome blog! 🙂 I am glad you like her review too Mr. Davis!


  5. audreyataudreysreaditornot June 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Thank you so much guys! I really appreciate you letting me do a guest post, Erik! If you guys could, I would LOVE it if you could subscribe to my blog! Thanks!


  6. Patricia Tilton June 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Audrey, I really enjoyed your review — made me want to read the book. Sounds fun! Like your style. Keep up the great reveiws.


  7. Kristi Bernard June 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    I awarded you The Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks for sharing such great information.


  8. Stacy S. Jensen June 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Ah, the mystery surrounding our teachers continues. Great review Audrey. I signed up for your blog. Thanks Erik for introducing us to another kid reviewer.


  9. Michelle Isenhoff June 15, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Great job, Audrey. As professional as always. 🙂


  10. Myra GB July 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I love learning about Audrey, her blog, and this book. Truly generous of you, Erik to feature them and to have them guest post for you! I’m learning a lot through you as well, which is wonderful!


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