I loved how the book had lots of humour and I think everyone would get a laugh out of it. This book was very easy to understand and made it a lot easier for me to connect to it.
I suggest this book to everyone because I really enjoyed it and I know you Speechless - Juan Mary Kundera - Speechless EP (File too. Great job Jennifer Mook-Sang on your book. May 18, PalmTree rated it really liked it. Not super exciting. Apr 13, Lifespicer Tapps rated it it was amazing. Great story. A short and easy read. I finished it in a day! Apr 05, Juliya rated it liked it. This review includes a little spoilers I currently finished reading the book Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang.
This was a book that might really leave you speechless, it includes a little drama but this book is mostly realistic fiction. Jelly is a boy whose name came from his initials J. Which is very unusual considering the fact that his friends initials are P. At Jelly's school there is an event that is a kind of tradition. Each year there is a speech competition. No one really likes thi This review includes a little spoilers I currently finished reading the book Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang.
No one really likes this because they think that there is no purpose in doing this speech competition if it takes so long to make a speech and there is no prize.
But this year it is extra special, the person who wins will get a tablet computer. From the first moment Jelly found out about it he was determined to win.
Jelly would do anything to beat Victoria and win the special prize. One of my favorite things about this book was that it had a really easy to understand plot that was perfect for a silver birch book. I felt that this book did not have enough big and fascinating events.
For example I would want to some kind of big tragedy to happen, not just the fact that Jelly got 2nd and not 1st place but maybe a horrible event. Another thing I also enjoyed was that the author did not give away what Jelly's speech was about until the day when he was presenting it. This made the book more mysterious and interesting to read for me. A big thing that I though was great was that Jennifer put in a minor story dealing with bullying.
This is great because it could teach people how to stand up to bullies which exist in all schools. I, myself, did enjoy reading this book and I would say that my rating is about 3 stars.
I would only give it 3 stars because it did not hook me. I just didn't get me hooked. The character was easy to connect to, which is a plus. But, it was not as interesting as I would have expected it to be. I would recommend this book to grades 4-y6, I think that this would just not interest anyone above that age. Over all, this was an interesting book to read and I think that people in grades would really like to read this book.
Just facing your fears could be the greatest prize ever! That is what I got from Jelly's unusual adventure to getting on top of the great speech competition. Oct 06, Karen rated it really liked it. At stake? A tablet computer with no less than a Bluetooth keyboard and a gaming controller!
But Speechless is not merely about winning a competition. The author, Jennifer Mook-Sang, has adeptly managed to pack a whole lot of messaging into a compact package. Themes explored include anti-bulling, giving back to your community, literacy and friendship. A funny, wonderful debut novel with many heartwarming moments that will appeal to all ages. Oct 03, Sylvia McNicoll rated it it was amazing.
Jelly Miles is a mild mannered hero who will make you laugh and cheer as he competes with the smartest girl in the school at the subject he is worst at: public speaking.
That rare book with a male protagonist that isn't about sports or war! Can't wait to read more by this debut author Jennifer Mook-Sang and only hope she writes more about Jelly! Apr 03, Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: fictionchildren. Borrowed this from the elementary school library where I worked out of the Silver Birch Awards box. It's insanely readable and a really great story. MP3) bully is more of a nuanced character than is sometimes the case, the relationships are very realistic and I was just as incandescent with rage at the perceived injustices as MP3) would have been in grade six.
Loved it. Jun 30, Brandi Kelsie rated it really liked it. Cute book. The story line was pretty typical for a junior novel and I liked that the book was based around a male character. It's a nice easy read for the low level high interest readers in the classroom.
I had borrowed it from a grade 6 classroom library at the school I teach at May 31, Jayme rated it really liked it. Super short fun read - But that's because it was a Junior novel. I enjoy reading Willow nominees and I can definitely see why this one is on the list. I think this would be a great read aloud or novel study for Middle Years students, as bullying tends to be an issue that needs to be addressed.
Mar 30, Trey Culbertson added it. He is the kid who doesn't open up much but if he does you become his closest friend. He enjoys playing video games and being with his best friend. The main idea of this book is when Pb has to write a speech for a class to gain extra credit. Throughout the book he finds his favorite hobbies and passions that he would actually enjoy talking about in his speech.
Curious to find out what he picks and how good his speech is? Check this excellent book out! He is always there for him and it seems like the two have a brotherlike connection. They hang out almost on a daily basis and rarely get into much arguments outside of playing video games. He was a lot of help to Pb when he was stressing out about writing his speech and even giving him confidence before he gave the big speech.
Another thing I'd like to talk about is the parenting in the book, I loved how his parents were a big part of the book, and really showed how his life was and how he was raised. When he needed help he went to his father for advice. All in all, Speechless was an excellent read and I highly recommend you people give it a read, although it's a slow start, It gets really interesting once you get into it. Oct 14, Maria Antonia rated it liked it.
Basic Plot: An avid video-gamer, Jelly really wants to win his very own video game unit… And all he has to do is write the award-winning speech. My Thoughts: Jelly was a fun and likeable character. I like how he gets involved in the food bank and this becomes key to the speech-part of the plot later on in the book.
At times I thought Victoria a little over-the-top in Basic Plot: An avid video-gamer, Jelly really wants to win his very own video game unit… And all he has to do is write the award-winning speech. At Speechless - Juan Mary Kundera - Speechless EP (File I thought Victoria a little over-the-top in her meanness, but the quick scene at the end with her parents was telling. A fun book about that dreaded time in school… giving speeches!
But, as an adult, I am forever grateful that I was forced to give those speeches. Because learning the speak in front of an audience is actually a life skill I use. This review was originally published at my blog. Jan 11, Mackenzie L, 5 rated it really liked it. This story is about a boy who loves video games and wants to play them as much as possible.
When a spectacular prize is going to be a award for a speech contest Jelly is ready to write the best speech. But when Victoria his enemy tries to sabotage him he has to decide what is most important, Speechless - Juan Mary Kundera - Speechless EP (File.
I liked this book because it had lessons about bullying, and how to find your true friends. This book was a good book because it didn't drag on and didn't leave any empty spaces that should have been filled.
This book had very good detail like when they introduced the guy who worked at the can food place. My connection to this book is that I have had friends ignore me in the past so I kind of felt like Jelly.
The theme that I got from this book is that we should stick up for others. Sep 15, Ms. Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: children-young-adult. I don't know why this book took me so long to read. Life, I suppose. It's a terrific little book, with short chapters, and a compelling storyline. The speech competition really speaks to me because the school I work at has one every spring for students in grades I loved the inclusion of the food bank angle though and I think it's a cause that will be easy for students to connect with.
And then there's the hint of romance, add in the issue of bullying, and the book is written with humour. I I don't know why this book took me so long to read. I think it will appeal to so many different students. Bonus points for being Canadian. Jan 06, Adyson H rated it really liked it. This book was about a boy in school and there is a completion to see who can write the better speech.
When JB aka Jelly Bean found out he was going against the super popular girl in the entire school he starts to panic. If you like books that has some competition and funny names and a littl This book was about a boy in school and there is a completion to see who can write the better speech. If you like books that has some competition and funny names and a little bit of action I recommend this book thank you Quick, easy but fantastic read I really enjoyed the concept.
I think there are some really great points and tips in that book. It showed the basic life of a kid in school during challenging times. It's not one of my favorite books but it still was very enjoyable for me and I don't think anyone can make it better. May 29, Debbie Ohi rated it it was amazing Shelves: mg-middle-grade. SUCH a great story! Jun 25, Bob Large rated it really liked it. Great book for Div II and Jr. Easy read. About a boy in school dealing with bullying and self-confidence.
Addresses both topics in a way that the reader will understand. Encouraging for those getting bullied. I read this book because my daughter was reading it for her middle grades book club. What a great story! I identified with the characters and got sucked into the story.
We'll be looking for more books from this author! Oct 08, Junieb rated it really liked it Shelves: reading-with-my-girls. My daughter brought this one home. Speeches don't seem to be a 'thing' anymore but I could relate back to when I was in school when we had to do. Might have been more fun if the prize was an ipad!
Apr 06, Jennifer Maruno rated it it was amazing. My heart went out to all children who have had to endure a public speaking assignment, much less a competition. The site's critical consensus reads, " Speechless speaks to a sensitive topic with a heartfelt lead performance and a fine balance of sensitivity and irreverence.
The editors of TV Guide placed Speechless seventh among the top ten picks for the most anticipated new shows of the season. In its review from writer Liam Matthews, "ABC has another worthwhile addition to its strong lineup of modern families with Speechless ," adding "It's a clear-eyed and empathetic exploration of life in a special-needs family that makes plenty of room for hilarity. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. On May 10,ABC cancelled the series after three seasons.
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