The Night the Bells Rang, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

The Night the Bells Rang

By Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Level 4

This book takes place during World War I and tells the story of Mason who lives on a farm with his family. After being bullied, Mason in turn bullies his little brother. The book does use the words “stupid” and “dumb” a couple of times, but we see how Mason immediately feels terrible inside. The story tells how Mason comes to understand the bully and have compassion for him. In the end, Mason tells his father how he has been bullying his little brother. Mason repents and starts showing kindness to his brother and bonds with him. This is a nice story with great writing but may not engage all children.

(Reviewed by an Official Good and Beautiful Reviewer)

Period 20th Century, 1900s, early 1900s
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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