Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Anna A
Book Title
Earthquakes: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes
Johanna Wagstaffe
What is the setting of the book?
There was no setting, so I’ll explain the topic of the book instead.
The book was about earthquakes, from safety and awareness to how they happen. It also talked about earthquake history briefly and plate tectonics. The book also interviewed kids who had experienced earthquakes and had them share their story. Another thing that the book contained was little earthquake spotlights with information about historical earthquakes from all around the world.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
There was no main character, but the writer interviewed a few children and got stories of their experience with earthquakes. They were kids from many different countries including Japan and Nepal. At the end, Johanna shared her interview with a 7-year-old girl who knows exactly what to do in case of an earthquake. I think it’s great that she knows earthquake safety at a young age!
What is the conflict of the story?
There was no conflict.
What was the conclusion of the book?
There wasn’t really a “conclusion” but the book ended with information about earthquake safety and awareness. I think that the purpose of that section was to educate people about earthquakes so if one hits, they aren’t as unsure of what’s going to happen next.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I was incredibly interested! Earthquakes are very interesting things, and they are also very engaging to read about. The whole time I felt really glad that I don’t live in an earthquake-prone area like California!
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
It didn’t really have a moral, but I do think it was trying to push earthquake awareness and safety.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
I think Johanna explained everything in a really easy-to-comprehend way, and the book had lots of great information about earthquakes! The book was also the perfect length (at around 100 pages) so that there was enough information but not so much you’d never remember it.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was the interviews with children who had experienced earthquakes. I really liked that she did that, since it helped me understand what it would be like to experience an earthquake.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
Yes! I think I will recommend it to 2 people I’m studying earthquakes with (for Science Olympiad). It has lots of information in a great format, and it’s the perfect length.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 2 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 1 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 0 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 0 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: Earthquakes: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes