THE BEAT ON RUBY’S STREET STORY-LINE:
In The Beat On Ruby’s Street, we find Ruby, a child of the 50’s and the beatnik era. Ruby lives free and somewhat wild while mom and dad beatniks do their thing. Ruby’s growing up and finding who she is. However, accused of stealing, Ruby’s life implodes.
Never fear, Ruby’s strong, determined, and coming of age. Ruby has dreams of poetry, meeting the famous Jack Kerousac, and becoming a poet. Challenges will be met, confronted, and conquered.
Come along with Ruby as she grows up on the beat street. My children’s novel review of The Beat On Ruby’s Street follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Author Jenna Zark explores the counter-culture of the beatniks, their philosophy, and lifestyle. Known as the beat generation, the 1950’s were a time of change and restlessness. Exploring Ruby’s growth from child to young adult, Zark gives the reader a real feel for this period.
Giving Ruby a strong personality, Zark demonstrates the determination of the era. With excellent plotting, skillful character development, and pacing which will hold the reader‘s attention, Zark crafted a one of a kind story.
Finally, in concluding my children’s novel review of The Beat On Ruby’s Street, I found a well-developed story-line, with engaging characters, and skillful plotting. I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend with proper age children as Zark explores a generator seen only in movies.
THE BEAT ON RUBY’S STREET RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
Recommended for grade levels 5-12
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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