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S hometown has lived up to its name She lives in a house by the river has loving parents a funny younger brother good friends and receives freuent letters from her mysterious Uncle Jack Then one day a letter arr. Even though some of the stories will hurt my hear and sometimes make me afraid of losing of what I have I want her to know that it s been a fine life for a girl like me in Heaven Heaven is a chapter book intended for students in grades three through 6 I gave Heaven four stars because of its brutally honest and eye opening story line of finding out that one s parents aren t really one s parents after all Family and life love and trust can turn upside down in one instant Angela Johnson s book is both sad and empowering It can really connect to students who are searching for their identities amongst those who are their family by blood and who are their family by bond Set in the serene yet kooky town of Heaven Ohio this text allows the reader to see deep into the heart of one teenage girl The reader may even see themselves in the main character of Marley as she could be your best friend one who babysits eats ice cream stares up at the stars and goes to the beach Readers will be truly enthralled as the story unfolds This text challenges and makes the reader think of the true definitions of love and family Its commonplace setting and characters with its heart wrenching problems and situations lets the reader see themselves in it True to life true to a teenager It s a metaphor for finding yourself and your identity amongst simplicity and then chaos a text that any human can truly connect to

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Ives from Alabama and Marley's life is turned upside down Marley doesn't even know who she is any but where can she go for answers when she's been deceived by the very people she should be able to trust the most. Marley is a fourteen year old girl who lives with her parents and older brother in Heaven Ohio a small town where everyone gets along and there isn t any crime She hangs out with a former beauty ueen who turned self abusive because of the pressure and a dreadlocked single dad from New York She babysits his daughter Feather and learns about life from him and her friend Shoogy the former beauty ueen Marley finds out that she s adopted and her world turns upside down This book talks a lot about what makes a family as Marley tries to figure out who her family really is I loved learning along with Marley and Johnson is wonderful at drawing the reader in to Marley s struggle

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Marley has lived in Heaven since she was two years old when her mother found a postcard postmarked HEAVEN OH on a park bench and decided that was where she wanted to raise her family And for twelve years Marley'. Heaven By Angela JohnsonReport by Gracie S1 4Overall main character MarleySupporting characters Uncle Jack Momma Poppa and ButchyButchy Main Characters younger brother Protagonist MarleyAntagonist Uncle jackSetting Heaven OHPlotMarley the main character in the book Heaven has always had an easy life you could say She has a securing nice lovable family in Heaven OH where she lived with momma Pops and her brother Butchy Marley has an uncle Jack who she receives and writes letters back to all the time Marley had always been writing letters and receiving letters from Uncle Jack but one day a letter came a letter unlike any others The letter turned her smile upside down and her life in a completely new direction The letter from uncle jack said that he was her real father her mother had died in a car crash and the people that are so called Momma and Pops aren t really her real parents I know I wouldn t be happy if someone else told I that they have been hiding it from me all along that my uncle is my ACTUAL dad So either was she Marley had a hard time wrapping her mind around all the lies and the life she was meant to live She doesnt know where she belongs in the world after a life changing event like that But after all those lies should she even believe that After knowing a summary what happened in the start of the book don t you want to know the rest of the book of how she deals with an extremely dramatic life changing event Tensions will grow in times like this who will she turn to the person that sent her off to like with her aunt at a very young age having no remembrance of her parents and the life she was suppose to live or the person the lied to her for uite some time and tricked her into believing they were her biological parents Obviously no boom just stops there will she live in Heaven or will she go with her dad I know but I m not a spoiler so I guess you will just have to read to find outStar Rating out of ConclusionLike I said I would rate this book high five out of five stars I really enjoyed the book Heaven because it s easy to feel bad for the main character Marley because of the life changing event You know how hard it would be on you to be told that your perfect like wasn t so perfect at all That the people you called family the people that you called mommy and daddy were just a lie to make you feel like every thing was ok This is why I find it easy to feel bad for her and connect with the story not just that because I know someone who was told that they were adopted at a late age and how it was hard on them I would recommend it to just about anyone that is old enough to read a chapter book I think that there is a good chance they would find it relatable too I think over all this was definitely a good choice my favorite thing about this book is how the author builds the suspense


10 thoughts on “Heaven by Angela Johnson

  1. says:

    I expected a lot from this book Having been in a situation similar to Marley's I felt I'd be able to really appreciate and understand the storyAlso I like Angela Johnson's writing and the book got a Coretta Scott King awardSadly I wasn't impressed by this particular storyI remember what it had felt like to find out my parents weren't who I'd thought It's a really big thing to take on as a young person and there's a lot of reconfi

  2. says:

    Heaven By Angela JohnsonReport by Gracie S1 #4Overall main character MarleySupporting characters Uncle Jack Momma Poppa and ButchyButchy Main Characters younger brother Protagonist MarleyAntagonist Uncle jackSetting Heaven OHPlotMarley the main character in the book “Heaven” has always had an easy life you could say She has a

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    Snapshot What complex characters Reading ABOUT this book I thought it would be a little too YA cheesy but it isn't in the sl

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    “Even though some of the stories will hurt my hear and sometimes make me afraid of losing of what I have; I want her to know that it’s been a fine life for a girl like me in Heaven” Heaven is a chapter book intended for students in grades three through 6 I gave Heaven four stars because of its brutally honest and e

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    Marley is 14 and has a wonderful life in Heaven Heaven Ohio that is; she is uite alive She loves her Momma and Pops and even her little brother Butchy Marley exchanges letters with her Uncle Jack freuently while wiring him money through the local Washington Mutual Even though she writes him so much she has never seen him except for when she was really little One day as a result of churches being burned to the

  7. says:

    Marley is a fourteen year old girl who lives with her parents and older brother in Heaven Ohio a small town where everyone gets along and there isn't any crime She hangs out with a former beauty ueen who turned self abusive because of the pressure and a dreadlocked single dad from New York She babysits his daughter Feather and learns about life from him and her friend Shoogy the former beauty ueen Marley finds out that she's adopt

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    Heaven Heaven Book 1 I Picked Up This Book Because Picked up from the library for a Black History Month Readathon The Characters Marley Moms Pops Butchy Uncle Jack The Story I didn’t understand what was going on in this book so much so that I skipped from page 86 to the last chapter in the book It’s full of I guess poetic prose but to m

  9. says:

    This is one of the books that are reuired reading for my Literature and Materials for Young Adults course as part of my MLIS program at the University of Maryland I had a very difficult time getting into this book I started and restarted it several times It's a short book with small pages and I should've been abl

  10. says:

    Really enjoyed this book; it took a little long to set up but it explores uestions of identity and appearances in an emotionally powerful and affecting way Don't have time for much of a review But this is a keeper so I will probabl

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