Following is a very thoughtful review sent by a young reader. Thanks, Ellie. You seem to be a very compassionate and caring individual. Stay just the way you are.
My Review of Address Unknown, by
Mr. Warren's book Address Unknown was great! I read it in
about 1 to 1 1/2 days, it was that interesting!
I like to read books that you
could say are 'real world' type themes, like things that happen in the
world today, which is why I loved Address Unknown! I think it was a great
theme to write about.
I am going to be completely honest, I loved the
book, but the beginning wasn't boring, not at all, it wasn't like
nothing happened, but not much did. I understand that you needed to portray
Marshall, Mindy, and their Mother homeless, and that they will only be
homeless for five weeks, and that they needed to keep it a secret.
of the book when things were happening, like when Crystal stayed on
Marshall, repeatedly asking things like when she could see his new house, got
me thinking, and got me excited for the rest of the book. But during the
beginning, in my point of view, anyway, is that what happened mainly in the
beginning was a sort of routine, maybe? That is my only negative comment, the
rest of which I loved!
Being 12 years of age, I have begun to
understand many forms of crisis' in our world, such as homelessness, and
things like that. I think it is important for people to be aware of
homelessness, whether it be just knowing about it, or deciding to start food
drives, donate money, or even if you are homeless for a temporary period
of time, to stay calm, not panic, and to realize hundreds of thousands of
people deal with this sort of thing every day!
Like I said, I like to read
about things that can happen in our world, so this book I particularly
All over all, I think you did an excellent job creating this
book! I love it, and I am sure other kids like me will enjoy this book
(P.S. Thanks for signing my and
my sisters copy of your great book!)
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
My novel Address Unknown is now available through amazon.com as an eBook for Kindle and other eReaders.
Praise for Address Unknown:
Praise for Address Unknown:
“Right on target with what homeless students and families go through.”Dee Dee Wright, Homeless Liaison for Students in Polk County, Florida
Ms. Joyce K. Viscusi, MA, 28 years in education.
"A compassionate and engrossing story about homelessness in America. Its vivid descriptions bring each character and scene to life, helping the reader to experience some of the pain and anxiety the homeless endure. I highly recommend 'this read'!!
Bernice S. Warren, Elementary School Counselor for 30 years, National Board Certified
This novel will help promote awareness and empathy for an ever growing problem that families often keep secret due to shame and fear. It is a great story and a timeless social commentary for students, teachers, and community members.
Posted by Charles Warren at 7:27 AM