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Kid View: The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish

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Kid View: The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish

The Ethan I Was Before Book Cover The Ethan I Was Before
Ali Standish
Fiction, Middle Grades, Mystery, Realistic Fiction
HarperCollins
January 24, 2017
368
10+
Epic book!!!!!

 
Ethan blames himself for everything that happened back in Boston. His life seems to be going downhill, his older brother (Roddie) hates him, his family had to move to a tiny town in Georgia, and Ethan has to start over at a new school. But no matter where he goes or who loves him, he can only ever think of how he could have changed things back in Boston, so the "accident" never even happened. But when he meets a girl who lives up the road, he starts to understand how to move on. Coralee might just be the person to help Ethan find his way through this dark time in his life. But what he doesn't know, is that he isn't the only one with a hard past and risky secrets.
 

 
Me and the book The Ethan I Was Before outside
 

Review

 
This is an amazing and moving middle grades novel that will change your life forever. And I want to give a great round of applause to the author, Ali Standish.
 
Without you, all the light is gone. -Ali Standish, Th Ethan I Was Before
 
The Ethan I Was Before is about a boy named Ethan and he is being crushed by the guilt of the “accident” involving his best friend Kasey and a deadly dare, (I don’t want to spoil it). And throughout the novel he has to learn to get over it and move on with his life.
 
The Ethan I Was Before back cover Ways I Could Fix Things If I Could Time Travel
 
The entire time you are reading the book, it captivates you. Whatever the feeling Ali wants you to feel, it happens immediately. I can remember a lot of times throughout the novel where my emotions were doing cartwheels.
 
The Ethan I Was Before quote by Ali Standish, What I know about myself
 
Also, check out this website I created on this book for an English project we had to complete for school. It was a fun book project! 😋 Here’s a little preview…click it to see the whole site!
 
The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish Book Website
 

 


 

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Hi my name is Xavier, my mom and I started this site when I was ten (I’m twelve now). I began working on this site because I love to read so much and I always give my friends ideas for books they should read. Click here to see a list of my favorites books. Other than reading I like to draw and play Minecraft. I also like to rollerblade and build stuff. For a sport I do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a type of martial arts.

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