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Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller - Kevin Henkes

2/24/14 ** I'm afraid I'm not "feeling" this book.  I know that Kirkus gave it a star and it won the Newbery Honor, but I just didn't see the point.


The book tells the story of Billy's second grade year - making a diorama, writing and reciting poetry, the bratty girl at his table, his life with his sister and parents.  I didn't feel any conflict or sense of problem.  The only reason I finished the book is I kept expecting some pay-off, some reason that it won the award.  Seems like a kids book for adults, rather than a kids book for kids.