Your Move

Title: Your Move

Bibliographic Information: Bunting, E. (1998). Your move. Singapore: Harcourt Inc.

Annotation: James is a ten year old boy who tries to be cool enough to hang out with the group, K-Bones. James and his younger brother, Isaac, later discover that K-Bones is a gang. James realizes he puts his younger brother in danger. The story ends with courage and responsibility when James declines his admittance to the K-Bones gang and remains a role model for his little brother.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade level: 4th – 6th Grade

Readers who will like this book: Readers who are trying to find “themselves” will enjoy this book. Readers who are discoveringwho their true friends are will appreciate this book.

Personal response/rating: I rate this book a 5, because it is very powerful and sensitive. It shows the reader to be true to yourself and your family. James was under pressure, which a lot of kids face today, but he made the right decision. I also loved all of the illustrations in this book.  

Question I would ask before the reading: Do you have a younger sibling or close friend that you look after closely?

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