Monday, March 12, 2012

City of Orphans

City of Orphans was written by Avi.  Avi did a wonderful job showing what it was like back in the the 1890's.  During the 1890's kids were like orphans because they had to pay for themselves.  A main job for a kid was to be a newsie.  This book is about a newsie named Maks.  Maks sells a popular paper called the world.  But theres a gang that is slamming newsie like Maks, and the leaders name is Bruno.  Now Bruno is not slamming newsies for fun but for his life.  A man has a gun and a picture of Bruno and his boss is being talked bad of in the world,  so he is making Bruno and his gang beat up newsies so less papers are sold.

So Maks is being chased by the gang when he runs into a dark alley and the gang corners him, but out of nowhere a girl beats up the whole gang.  Maks right away offers to take her home where they find Maks' deathly sick sister and learn that his other sister has been arrested.  This book is a very good read and I recommend it to all.  Overall I gave this book a 9 out of 10.

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