Here is our latest review from our 9 and 3/4-year-old reviewer, Darcy S. Click here to read more about him.
Banjo of Destiny by Cary Fagan is about a boy named Jeremiah Birnbaum. Because he is rich, other people expect him to have everything he ever wished for, but his heart’s desire is to play the banjo and his parents don’t want him to. Despite this problem, Jeremiah uses his creative mind to build one on his own…
I liked the character of Jeremiah because he had a very big imagination. I also admire his concentration on making the banjo.
Another thing I liked about Banjo of Destiny is the detail and descriptive writing. For instance, I really liked how the author described every little detail about how to make a banjo. Also, I’m someone who likes reading about the architecture of good houses or settings and Jeremiah had a really cool house.
Oh…and one last cool thing about the book. Did I tell you his parents are rich because of making automatic dental floss? Weird!
I couldn’t put this book down. It is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. I would recommend this book to boys and girls who are music lovers, who like architecture, and like reading about rich people.
I loved this book and I’m rating it 5/5!
This is Darcy S. signing off. Keep reading and I’ll see you at the festival.
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