Who thought of that name? ‘Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy’ is a really good book by Lara Williamson. It’s about a boy called Adam, who is adopted. I never thought about what it feels like to be adopted. I guess it’s different for everybody, but for Adam, he is very confused about life, and he has lots of questions for his biological Mum, for example why she abandoned him. Adam wants to be a super-hero to make other people happy, and his friend at school, called Tiny Eric, is very clever. For example, when Adam asks Tiny Eric to draw a picture of him as a super-hero, Tiny Eric just draws a picture of ‘normal’ Adam, but there is some Polish writing underneath…what will it mean?
I like this book because it shows a lot of truth about who you can be and what you can do. I think this was written from the heart, because when you read it, it makes you both happy and sad. The moral of the story is that you can change the world, whoever you are. Whether you are young or old, big or small, you can change the world around you.
My name is Toby, and I am 10 years old. I have written letters to every country in the world - you can read about that adventure at my other website, Writing to the World. Some letters are published in a book called "Dear World, How Are You?". In order to learn more about the countries I am writing to, I am reading books, and I am reviewing them here. I also review books for LoveReading4Kids, and those reviews are on here, too. I am trying to find one book set in each country, or by an author from that country. My Mum is doing the same for grown-up books, and I am reviewing mine, and she is reviewing hers. So whether you are a child or a grown-up, you can explore the world with us :)