the upstairs room

The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss

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Johanna Reiss
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The Upstairs Room is a coming-of-age novel about Masha, a twelve-year-old girl who has to move with her family from Russia to America. Masha quickly realizes that she does not speak English and she will have to learn the language in order to navigate through her new country. Her new life as an immigrant is made more difficult by the fact that she cannot communicate with her family and friends.When I started this book, it was summertime in 2016. The author’s description of what would happen if America closed its borders to immigrants reminded me of current events. That’s why I wanted this book, which turns out is told from the perspective of an immigrant child, so badly for my library’s YA collection.I

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Gole
I became aware of the Upstairs Room when I was about 12 years old. It was a small, shabby room in a boarding house in Chicago called the Four Corners. It was where I lived for a couple of months as an exchange student before I went to college. I had never heard of it before.Four Corners is a boarding house in Chicago's working-class Irish neighborhood. There were three girls and me there. I have no idea why I was living there
Tauzuru
"THE UPSTAIRS ROOM" is the first book from author Johanna Reiss. I've read this book because of my friend who read it and recommended it to me. That's why I decided to give it a try.I think it's a good book. The writer does a great job of subtly hinting at the truth of the story. She did this by using very few words and phrases to convey the point.For instance, when the girl is telling
Zulugrel
1. What was the primary message (or idea) that you wanted to deliver with this book? 2. What do you think the public will take away from this book? 3. What do you think the author would have done differently? 4. Do you think the author did a good job overall? 5. What do you think the author could have done better?
Goltigami
I needed to write a literature review about The Upstairs Room and Venus In Furs books. I read The Upstairs Room with pleasure and got an A+ for my book review. Johanna Reiss is a wonderful writer.