PATRICIA POLACCO

Just Plain Fancy

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Re­viewed by Camilla Co­hen, aged ten, from San Sil­vestre School in Lima, Peru

The story is about two sis­ters called Ruth and Naomi, who live in an Amish com­mu­nity. The Amish are a group of peo­ple in the USA who like to wear plain clothes and live a sim­ple life with­out mod­ern tech­nol­ogy.

One day the girls found a spe­cial egg that hatched into a bird. They called it Fancy be­cause it looked dif­fer­ent – a lit­tle bit fancy com­pared to their chick­ens.

How­ever, the bad news was that their Amish fam­ily didn’t ac­cept things that were fancy, so they had to hide Fancy and they thought they were go­ing to get into so much trou­ble.

I think the book was very in­ter­est­ing and very ad­ven­tur­ous, be­cause imag­ine hav­ing some­thing that is for­bid­den in your fam­ily. There is a mind­blow­ing end­ing but you will have to read it for your­self. I give the book four and a half stars, as it was very good and I learned a lot about the Amish com­mu­nity. If you read it I hope you en­joy it.

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