The Deja Vu Review [6]

The Deja Vu Review is a new Sunday feature with mini-reviews from books I’ve read before I began my blog at The Book Addict’s Guide! Since I’ve been reading my whole life and only started my blog back in April of 2012, this is my opportunity to revisit some older books and share some mini-reviews of those that didn’t quite make it into the blog spotlight after the initial read.

This Week’s Topic: A book you read in school

The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Comments: Like almost all of the books I read for school, I barely remember what The Great Gatsby was about. Maybe it’s time for a reread! I DO remember that it was one of the more enjoyable ones that we did read in school and I actually read ahead instead of sticking to my assigned reading chapters.

Wayside School Is Falling DownWayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Comments: Yep, I’m picking this one. We read both Sideways Stories From Wayside School and Wayside School is Falling Down for class in 4th grade. As part of English class, we had to make up our own chapter for one of the books and create our own silly story. The funny thing is, I don’t even remember what my story was. The only one I remember was my friend Stephanie’s – She was skinny so in her story, she turned into a paperclip. I have no idea what else happened since it was over 10 years ago… But I remember having a lot of fun with it!

Join in on The Deja Vu Review! What books do you want to add to this week’s topic? What do you think of my picks?



8 thoughts on “The Deja Vu Review [6]

  1. Kelly

    I LOVED Wayside! Man, I need to get my hands on a copy so I can do a re-read.
    I linked up but didn’t realize there was a topic for the week when I scheduled my post…rule breaker over here!! 🙂

  2. Quinn

    I love that you are reviewing a children’s book. I love children’s book, and I read one of the wayside school books by Louis Sachar for my children’s literature class in grad school. I can’t remember which one it was, but I really enjoyed it.

    Have you read Holes by Louis Sachar? It’s probably the book he is most known for. He won the Newbery award for it. It is fantastic.

    I did not really enjoy reading The Great Gatsby for school. Sorry. Glad you liked it, though. 🙂

  3. KateB

    I love this idea! I think I might join up in the future and post some of my deja vu books.

    I’ve never read the Great Gatsby. I have a copy here on my desk… it’s been there for a few years now.

    1. Brittany

      That would be great! Hope to see you link up sometime 🙂
      I haven’t read Gatsby in ages. I almost wonder if I’d enjoy it more now than I did in high school (probably)!

  4. Tee

    I loved The Great Gatsby (but I read it as an adult). I’ve found that I always hated the books I was forced to read in school, probably because we spent so much time and went so slowly that it killed it for me. I remember reading The Count of Monte Cristo in high school and HATING every word. Then I read it as an adult and loved it. Glad I didn’t read Gatsby then! 🙂

    1. Brittany

      Exactly! So many of the books I was forced to read in school I just didn’t like. I also think overanalyzation of the book had a lot to do with it too! I read to enjoy and not to disect the book.
      I actually never read the Count of Monte Cristo – sadly, I only saw the movie, but I really did love the movie haha

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