Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake
Name two characters (or if a magazine, two people you read about) and give brief personality descriptions.
Raspberry: She loves money, she sells things just to get money
Raspberry’s Mom: Is a nice person and works hard to keep a roof over Raspberry’s head and her own.
Write a sentence or two about what happened in the plot:
The main character in this story is a girl named Raspberry Hill. She ‘s only thirteen and will do almost anything to have money. Her mother and her live in the projects. Raspberry likes this boy named Sato but he is a total jerk to her when his friends are around. Raspberry’s dad is on drug’s and living on the streets. Raspberry’s father steals her money every time he goes to her house to get a bath and something to eat. At the end of the book Raspberry’s mother is trying to move into an better environment but the people who live in Pecan Landing won’t agree to let them move there. So Raspberry’s mother’s friend Dr. Mitchell went to see one of his lawyer friends so now Raspberry and her mother can get out the projects.
Write two sentences about what it was that you enjoyed about this work (or about what you didn’t enjoy):
I enjoyed this book because the things that happened in this book also happen in real life. I also liked this book because the details were so descriptive. I would recommend this book to people that like to read things that deal with life. After you read the book and really think about what happened throughout the book you kind of learn a life lesson.
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