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Eleven: Book summary and reviews of Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

Eleven

A Mystery

by Patricia Reilly Giff

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Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
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Sam is almost 11 when he discovers a locked box in the attic above his grandfather Mack’s room, and a piece of paper that says he was kidnapped. There are lots of other words, but Sam has always had trouble reading. He’s desperate to find out who he is, and if his beloved Mack is really his grandfather. At night he’s haunted by dreams of a big castle and a terrifying escape on a boat. Who can he trust to help him read the documents that could unravel the mystery? Then he and the new girl, Caroline, are paired up to work on a school project, building a castle in Mack’s woodworking shop. Caroline loves to read, and she can help. But she’s moving soon, and the two must hurry to discover the truth about Sam.

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"Starred Review. This intimate story realistically examines friendship, family secrets and the struggles of a learning-disability child trying to make sense of the world." - Publishers Weekly.

"An engrossing examination of a profound theme in the deft hands of a discerning author." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Lovestoread

Amazing!!
I liked this book because it is a mystery and an adventure all wrapped into one!
I recomend this book to anyone who likes mystery and/or adventure books!

BrookeK

ELEVEN
The flashbacks were confusing and boring and repetitive. There wasnt any real happy moments in the whole book and it seemed like Caroline having to move was a stupid ending...yeah hes depressed lets make it worse

Viny B.

Not as good as I thought
The book makes absolutely no sense whatsoever because there is no actual real setting to the story and the plot and the dreams and the flashbacks don't make sense. There is really no happy moments.

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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Biography

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As a reading teacher for 20 years, the educational consultant for Dell Yearling and Young Yearling books, an adviser and instructor to aspiring writers, and the author of more than 60 books for children, Patricia Reilly Giff spent her entire life surrounded by books.

After earning a B.A. degree from Marymount College, Giff took the advice of the school's dean and decided to become a teacher. During the 20 years of her teaching career, she earned an M.A. from St. John's University, and a Professional Diploma in Reading and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University.

Patricia Reilly Giff and her husband lived in Weston, Connecticut. They have three children and five grandchildren. In 1990, Giff opened The Dinosaur's Paw, a children's ...

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Patricia Reilly Giff: ry-lee (first syllable rhymes with bye). Giff has a hard g

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