Apr 19, Jia rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Right after finnishing it, it felt to me sort of pointless, but discussing it in class really made a huge difference. This was a book I had to read for school. I was afraid of raising my hand in fear of a wrong answer, and afraid of not raising my hand for fear of non-participation. He learns about the harsh life of urban runaways when he goes into hiding after being falsely accused of causing an accident in which his friend is seriously injured. Within the cave, he uses trash to make beauty. We handle all the lesson planning and grading.

He poured cold coffee into his worthless lump of a stomach and took his worthless lump of a body to school, passing on his stairway and in doorways, the lumps of other humans who had come to rest thus. Very depressing and liable to encourage them to run away and try to live in the subway. Review His only friend has just been killed in an accident when Aremis Slake is chased into the subways by a gang of kids. Enliven your US History curriculum! It was books like these, that made me forever shy away from anything with a YA label. Ellen Freyer Production Supervisor “Wonderworks”. The opinions are extremely divisive and it’s hard to find a middle ground.

Un dels primers llibres que vaig llegir a la vida. Inshe published her first book of poetry for children: Apr 10, Josiah rated it liked it. Read it, if you’d like, or not, if you’d like.

Slake’s Limbo by Holman, Felice

Slake limbo is a story about Slake’s life and how he survive the subway. Subscribe to our store newsletter for savings! Dale Bell Executive Producer “Wonderworks”. A woman warns Slake of the scary bad guys on the subway, and Slake wonders Were these not the very same people How did he overcome circumstances alone? Refresh and try again. I also felt for the driver and for his having to give up on his dreams to face the hard reality, only to later come to the point of realizing the importance of what he had and appreciating his life.


There was something limp and almost pathetic about this rat, and Slake thought it reminded him of something… but what? Jun 28, Anna– Anyone can make a mistake Jul 17, May rated it it was amazing. He gets a rou I have to say that it was a very sweet little story and I’m happy I read it.

A regular English class, not honors, or advanced or anything like that.

Slake’s Limbo By Felice Holman | Lost Classics of Teen Lit:

Hinton’s Rumblefish with the class. What’s the Name likbo She was middle aged, and clearly bored with her job. Your social account may not have provided your email to us.

It felt like prison. Lost Classics of Teen Lit: With its theme of survival, and a similar reading level, I’d like to see this taught together with Hatchetalready a staple in many grade 5 classrooms.

Slake’s Limbo

Also, whatever he finds on the floor he gets to keep, so Slake eventually has quite a collection of various items he’s organized and used to decorate his cave.

Limboo he hawks secondhand newspapers, befriends a hungry rodent, and finds a few benefactors. Oct 17, Mario rated it really liked it. This title has not been reviewed.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It is a deeply symbolic rat: Sign up for our Free Newsletter. Perhaps I should go back to middle school and ask libo teacher with the raspy voice why she made us read it. Five stars for how much I liked it as a kid.


He realized that he was in a newspaper business in the subway, and he also got a job by sweeping the floors of a nearby coffee shop for some change and food.

To ask other readers questions about Slake’s Limboplease sign up. This is an inner city survival story which makes an interesting contrast to the more usual wilderness survival stories. He escapes his tormentors in the subway system of New York City.

They have some depth and implied lives apart from the book’s action. But something terrible happens to Slake and his cave. She married Herbert Valen in and some of the experiences of their daughter, Nanine Elisabeth Valen, would serve as the model for her first book, Elisabeth, The Bird Watcher, which was published in You can help fund this site at no cost to you!

Feb 01, Berkeley Poder rated it it was amazing. It was, indeed, a very thin rat- smaller by half than those he had seen running down alleys and in the littered back lots near his home. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Notify me of new posts via email. I really liked that while this book portrays the bad and abusive side of humanity, it also has characters who are kind and caring. Please enter your information below to create your own personal account with tcm.

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