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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Review of Always October

Always October is by Bruce Coville
Published August 28, 2012 by Harper Collins
384 pages 
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I read this book because it is on our Maine Student Book Award list this year.  This book has many genres.  It is a little bit fantasy and realistic fiction. It is about this boy named Jack who found a baby on his doorstep.  His mom said to keep the baby until the owner comes to get him.  That night when the moon comes up, the baby turns into a monster. It is a baby during the day and a monster by night. Jack was freaked out at first, but realized that the baby was friendly.

One night, two monsters came in and tried to capture the baby.  One of them was bad, the other one was good. So Jack hopped on the good monster and went into the monster world called Always October.  Lily is Jack's friend and she joined them inside Always October.  Inside, there was a lot of weird stuff.  There are spiders trying to eat people, chases, tunnels, monsters and more. At the end the bad monsters try to kill the baby monster.  Jack and Lily's goal is to keep the baby safe in order to keep the monster world and the human world from being torn apart.  I don't want to tell the rest, you would have to find that out yourself. 

Go get it right now you won't regret it.


  1. First of all, congrats to you for starting a blog. I am a 4th grade teacher and just started blogging this summer.

    I just bought Always October and after reading your review, it seems like it was a good purchase, I hope to read more of your reviews on your blog!

  2. I am so glad I found your blog. I teach sixth graders here in Florida. I absolutely love reading. I get a lot of recommendations from my students. I love Bruce Coville's books but had not heard of this one. It sounds great. My students usually love books when I tell them another sixth grader has read the book. I will share your blog address with them.