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Come Fall By A.C.E. Bauer,

  • Title: Come Fall
  • Author: A.C.E. Bauer
  • ISBN: 9780375958557
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lu Zimmer s best friend moved away last summer Salman Page is the new kid in school Blos Pease takes everything literally Three kids who are on the fringe of the middle school social order find each other and warily begin to bond, but suddenly things start going wrong Salman becomes the object of the school bully s torment, and Lu s pregnant mother has some unexpectedLu Zimmer s best friend moved away last summer Salman Page is the new kid in school Blos Pease takes everything literally Three kids who are on the fringe of the middle school social order find each other and warily begin to bond, but suddenly things start going wrong Salman becomes the object of the school bully s torment, and Lu s pregnant mother has some unexpected complications Is something conspiring against them In fact, through no fault of their own, Salman and Lu have become pawns in a game of jealous one upmanship between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of Faery, with the mischievous Puck trying to keep the peace.Taken from Titania s mention of a foundling in Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream, A C E Bauer spins an original tale about magical intervention in the least magical of settings a public middle school.From the Hardcover edition.
    Come Fall Lu Zimmer s best friend moved away last summer Salman Page is the new kid in school Blos Pease takes everything literally Three kids who are on the fringe of the middle school social order find each o

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    1. The three children and the story of their growing friendship was really good Unfortunately, the Puck Titania Oberon scenes were a bit baffling and didn t really add to the story Most children or teens who read this book will not be familiar with A Midsummer Night s Dream and will be even baffled than I was I really liked the kids, though, and I liked Crow s presence in the story.

    2. Three outsiders in middle school become friends but everything seems to be going wrong no matter how hard they try to make things right Is it just fate or is there something else causing all this trouble Titania, Oberon, and Puck seem to be involved in making trouble for our three friends Knowledge of a Midsummer s Night Dream needed to fully appreciate the story MS HS Crows Fairies Foster Homes Crows

    3. This was a great story of true friendship However, I was a bit disappointed at the way it ended It felt abrupt and I wanted a bit .

    4. I found this book browsing the Teen section of my public library, liked the cover and blurb, and thoroughly enjoyed it I liked the five very different characters and how they came together in a middle school setting Salman Page is a foster child who has been moved often Now 14, he s learned to keep his head down and not get involved Lu Zimmer is a wallflower whose best friend has just moved away But she s excited to be a D.B a designated buddy, at her Junior High, helping a new, younger student [...]

    5. Originally posted here.Oberon, Titania, Puck These were the reasons I was interested in reading Come Fall by A.C.E Bauer Take characters from A Midsummer Night s Dream and have them messing in the lives of middle schoolers I m so there And I enjoyed the book as I expected, but not for the reasons I thought I would.The story in Come Fall is told in third person limited, but the limited perspective switches from chapter to chapter between the three kids Puck s chapters are in first person from his [...]

    6. Largely slice of life, but in a genre blurry sort of way the author writes growing friendships between schoolchildren who might as well be in a realistic fiction setting, but with a hint of it could be magic in life, and cut scenes of loosely related argumentative plot maneuvering by fairy court royalty ala Shakespeare Part of me wishes that the magic had been in the heart of the plot that somewhere along the way things had split wide open and made the links between the settings apparent, chan [...]

    7. REVIEWPoor Puck Just like in A Midsummer Night s Dream, Puck is torn between pleasing Oberon and pleasing Titania In Shakespeare s play, Puck is squeezing love flower juice in the wrong person s eyes, he s turning a worker s head into a donkey head, and generally causing mischief for everyone In Come Fall, Puck is both trying to protect Salman and trying to cause him misfortune All of this is on the instructions of Oberon and Titania Each character has a very distinct voice Salman is aloof, Blos [...]

    8. The author has a cool premise developing a character around the changeling boy who is the focus of the disagreement between Oberon and Titania in Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream The story recounts the gentle growth of a bond between three middle school outsiders a boy with Aspergers, a girl whose best friend has moved away, and a boy at his eleventh different school in one year The characters are sympathetic, the school setting is realistic strange to say, in a book inspired by a fairy t [...]

    9. This book was not what I expected mainly my fault for not researching properly, I know It is a middle grade book but the tone of it and the dialogue sounds much younger There were a few stereotypes unoriginal characters situations but for the most part was enjoyable I had to skim to finish but again I am not part of that age group and it wasn t my cup of tea.There were parts of the book that I applauded for being different The main character is dark skinned orphaned so his exact race is unclear [...]

    10. 2.5 stars What happens to the page boy that Titania and Oberon fight over in A Midsummer Night s Dream That, says A.C.E Bauer in the acknowledgments to this book, is what this book was written to explore Told in alternating voices of Puck, Salman the boy , and his friends Lu Ellen and Blos, this is a story of being different and of friendship Blos is somewhere on the autism spectrum, so takes the world at face value, Lu is shy, without many friends, and Salman is different, alone Together, they [...]

    11. I enjoyed the story of three misfit middle schoolers coming together, learning to trust one another, and forming strong bonds I was confused by the side story with the fairies from A Midsummer Night s Dream squabbling over the boy, Salman, and his fate The tale is told in rotating points of view each of the three children and Puck, the fairy The implication, I guess, is that when things go wrong or right , it might be fairies messing with us The book reminded me a little of View From Saturday in [...]

    12. I loved this book Each character has a unique voice with depth, feeling, motivation, and believability Suspending belief for Puck is easy to do especially if you are familiar with Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream and Bauer does a great job of showing us Puck s innate mischievousness and his torn loyalties between Oberon and Titania However, it is the book s central characters that drop into your heart and keep you turning pages The book revolves around Lu, Blos, and Salman and the friends [...]

    13. Strong early teen characters Interesting as they are, I don t think the story would have held my attention without the intermittent scenes with Oberon and Titania from Puck s POV and the air of mystery they added There simply wasn t much of a story problem among the human characters No driving goals other than to lie low and not be noticed by bullies The writing is strong The greatest value to me is the character with Aspergers presented as completely open and honest, a loyal friend who saves th [...]

    14. I started this story with the expectation that this is the continuation of the boy Titania is obsessed with in Shakespeare s A Midsummer s Night Dream but it turned out to be about Salman yes, the boy in the play discovering that friendship can be a good thing, and Lu and Blos his eventual friends becoming friens with Salman and each other I was disappointed that there wasn t magic, fairies, or adventure, but as a story about friendship the book worked.

    15. I gave this book a two star rating, which I really don t usually doFirst off I liked the idea of the book but there wasn t enough fairy and magicalness to it Second I don t think the fairies were very well intertwined with the plot at all did not like thatThere were definitely other things because as soon as Salman became a man, he is sent off I mean, what about Lu and Blos They had become a close trio friends and I had thought that that was a horrid ending in my opinion

    16. Interesting book dealing with friendship and acceptance A.C.E Bauer writes children s books that aren t typical children s books This one weaves characters from Midsummer s Night Dream into a story about a boy who has been passed from one foster home to another At his new school he meets two fellow students who are the unlikeliest of friends The story explores loyalty, acceptance, and bullying.

    17. This one falls somewhere between middle grade and YA.Interesting strange premise Multiple focalizers Should have read Midsummer s before hand to understand all the references.I m pretty sure I ll have forgotten this one by the time I click the submit button at the bottom of this page.

    18. A nice story about an unusual friendship between 3 people Good character development The only thing is, you have to be familiar with A midsummer night s dream to be able to understand the fantasy element of this story Since I m not familiar with it, I found the parts with Oberon, Titania, and Puck to be out of place and confusing.

    19. I really enjoyed the characters in the book A little detail about why the king and queen were upset with each other would have helped But it was a great story about friendship, especially when it involves a foster child who gets bounced from one family to another and one school to another Age level I would recommend this for is about 8 to 11.

    20. A fun fantasy that takes Shakespeare s Midsummer Night s Dream into the world of young adult literature The characters are all misfits that find they have special talents of their own and can form special friendships that will enhance their lives, as well The multicultural mix of characters is a nice touch.

    21. A crow on the cover, how could I pass it up A lovely story about 3 misfit middle schoolers becoming true friends I don t know my Shakespeare at all but one of them is a character from Midsummer Nights Dream I will be reading it now Wonderful characters.

    22. Unfortunately, magic and the sense of excitement and adventure that usually accompanies it plays a minimal role in what is essentially a middle grade outcasts find strength in numbers read with a faerie subplot bolted on.

    23. Once in awhile I find myself reading a book that makes you think beyond the story Usually this genre does not draw me in, but I was and I truly enjoyed the read Clean, funny and very down to earth, I can only hope to encourage my children to read it.

    24. The prose was well done but by the end I was really wondering exactly what the point was I ve clearly been so indoctrinated with very action packed urban fantasy that anything else leaves me wanting.

    25. I really liked this book It s clearly imspired by Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream, but it s not so close to the play that it beats readers over the head with it It s well written and the ending isn t a sugary sweet happy ending, but it is hopeful.

    26. A bittersweet charming story about an emerging friendship between three children intertwined with some interference from the fairy world I really enjoyed spending time with the protagonists getting to know them.

    27. The story of three young people becoming friends is interconnected with A Midsummer Night s Dream I loved the story of the three friends, but did not enjoy the manipulation of the characters by Oberon and Titania.

    28. Suddenly I want to read A Midsummer Night s Dream Maybe then I will understand this captivating book a little better.

    29. Lovely low key story about friendship Bonus Puck, Titania and Oberon, plus a very smart crow aren t they all.

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