Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer CMy
When eighth grader Tess looks at the back wall on the
church across from her school, she notices something that
she's never noticed before: about twenty bright green
fours. Her friend gives her the idea that maybe, just
maybe, the fours mean something. With this in mind, and
being the math whiz that she is, Tess decides that maybe
they are a fours four problem (a type of math problem) and
decides to figure it out and look for a pattern or a code.
Throughout the next few days, she gets help with the
problem from her friends and a boy that she really likes,
who keeps waiting for her after her school clubs. Does
that mean that he likes her too, and if so, will they be
able to take their relationship to the next level? Will
she ever be able to stop the harassment from Richard, a
classmate, who is cruel to her because she was going to
tattle on him for stealing the answers to the U.S.
Constitution exam? Also, will she ever find out what the
problem means? Find out by reading Writing on the Wall.
This story was ok, but I thought that it was written
for younger kids because the vocabulary was very simple
and it didn't possess a very complicated or interesting
plot. Since I'm almost fifteen, I thought the book was
rather boring and didn't hold my attention for very long.
It was an extremely quick read and it only took a few days
to finish. The story seems like it should be for kids
ages 9-12 but some of the things included like the eight
grade math problems make this story seem like it was
written for younger teens around 13. I learned a lot of
interesting math facts and formulas, which is definitely
useful when it comes to getting good grades in Algebra.
Overall, this was an ok book, and I recommend it to
younger pre-teen girls.
City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania