Student book review of La estatua by Jeremy Señor Jordan

Period 3 students from St. Pius X Catholic High School (Atlanta) on their own estatua: Zach, Shannon, Zeyue, Mary and Sarah from Ms. Guilbeau’s Spanish 4 class.
The short story “La Estatua” revolves around a little girl named Lola, her father, her brother Alejandro, and their dog. Plus a really weird gift her estranged distant father gives her as a birthday gift.

The little pictures that were in between some of the pages were nice. It was good to visually see the story and the book came alive when there was at least one illustration of the text for each chapter. The chapters were sweet and short. The words were mostly simple so the basis of the story and what Lola goes through was easy to understand. The glossary at the back of the book was very helpful as far as unknown vocabulary!

Our favorite character is the dog. Even though the dog played a small roll, the illustrations of the dog were cute. Our favorite scene was the deja vu scene.

If you like a plot line with a cliffhanger at the end, then you’ll love this book!

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