“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Langan, P. (2013). Survivor. West Berlin, NJ: Townsend Press.
Lexile Measure: 850L
Synopsis: A terrible, past secret begins to manifest itself when Tarah Carson is forced to see her perpetrator, Uncle Rudy, at a family gathering. She must cope and conquer her Uncle’s past transgressions.
Rationale for Classroom Use: Students who are reluctant readers will instantly connect with this high-interest book from the Bluford Series. Students can also make text-to-text, text-self, and text-to-world connections.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.