BOOK REPORT, OPTION #1


Caroline B. Cooney
C/O Scholastic Inc.
555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012


Dear Caroline B. Cooney,

Caroline, I think you are a very good writer. I have just read your book, "Night School". I think it's a very good book and I have some things to tell you about that book that I have read. I really like the plot, and the settings. I like the characters you put in there. Especially the main character, "Mariah", because she is a very bright, open minded 15 year old kid that is in there. I think Mariah is the kind of person that can solve things really fast, like if she gets in trouble, she knows what to do really fast. I think you are very good at creating that character. Throughout the book that I have read, about Mariah joining that night school class that was posted in the bulletin board was very chilling and it captures our minds to the book. It was very good when Mariah was trying to defend herself when the teacher of night school was trying to hypnotize the class into little monsters. And how Mariah was trying to warn everyone about the night school class and careful about the kids that are in it, because they can harm all the people around. And I think you are very creative about how Mariah tried to change the kids back to normal people when she stole the teacher's spell book. Risking her life and all that because the teacher is so powerful if she found out she was doing this she can kill her. What amazed me the most was that Mariah was trying to even change the night school teacher into a normal person and not be evil. So I think all of that is very good.

Throughout the book I have read, I think it was outstanding, but you still had some things that were left out or it was not very clear. Most of the things that was not very clear about or left out was just because you didn't put enough details in it. Like, the start of night school, wouldn't the principal find out the teacher of night school was bad? And the name of the teacher of night school, you left that out. How was Mariah's family is like, because I want to know about her family since I think she is such elegant person. I think you must correct all of these left out details. Or when you write your next book you should put in the details, don't leave it out. Ever since the beginning of the book it made me want to continue because it's really catching to your mind. Right when she wanted to take the night school or when she saw the announcement on the bulletin board it made me want to continue reading until I end the book. It made me felt that way because I want to know what is next and because it's really exciting after that part.

The middle part of the book really made me want to continue because at that part it got even more exciting, the farther you read the more exciting it gets. When Mariah was going to steal the spell book from the teacher I just got hooked on the book, at that part I knew I wasn't going to stop. I'm the kind of person that just want to keep on finding out what goes next in the book, what is going to happen. The ending is what made me kept on reading and going forever in the book. Because it got really exciting when Mariah tries to change the kids in the class back to normal people so she can explain to them what the teacher was trying to do to them so they can avoid it. And then after that her and the kids all together would try to cast a spell to the teacher so she won't be evil and bad. Then teacher turned back to a nice person that is not evil or a witch and now teaching as a history teacher, that really catches people's minds. So the ending part was incredibly exciting to me.