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Read It Forward 2010 -- The Big Read : Alabama Reads
Read it Forward
with Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer
The Read It Forward concept is based on the book Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, which is a story about an eighth grader who decides to change the world by doing a good deed for someone and then asks that person to "pay it forward" by doing the same for others.
Comments
Name: Mary      Age: 72      Sex: Female
City: Leeds      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Leeds Public Library
Place Left: Montgomery, AL
Comments: Always as fresh as ever. Passed it on to my grandson, age 13, in Montgomery, AL.
Name: Jonathan      Age: 16      Sex: Male
City: Moody      State: AL      Country: St.Clair
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Trussville
Place Left:
Comments: every time i read Tom Sawyer i understand the humor more and more
Name: Eli      Age: 11      Sex: Male
City: Trussville      State: Alabama      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: father gave it to me
Place Left: to a friend
Comments: My favorite part was the end when Becky and Tom were stuck in the cave.
Name: Jan      Age: 60      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Irondale Library
Place Left: Yes, to a neighbor
Comments: Great story! One laugh and scrape after another! A fun read...can't wait to hear my book club's comments. All ages will enjoy this book. Enjoyed the notes and forward as well.
Name: Katie Jane      Age: 30      Sex: Female
City: Pelham      State: AL      Country: United States
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: local library
Place Left: to a friend
Comments: I hadn't read this since 9th grade, and I had forgotten just how quaint the language can be. Luckily, the book is full of humor and life, so you don't get bogged down by the way the characters turn a phrase.
Name: Carmen      Age: 72      Sex: Female
City: Trussville      State: Alabama      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Trussville Library
Place Left: yes, Trussville Civic Center
Comments: Would read it again. Mr Aycock, who did the presentation was wonderful.
Name: whitney      Age: 12      Sex: Female
City: somewhere      State: fl      Country: shelbe
Rating: 2      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: books a million
Place Left: no
Comments: what the thing says !~!~!~!~!~!
Name: linda      Age: 55      Sex: Female
City: birmingham      State: alabama      Country: jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: library
Place Left:
Comments: Reawakwned The child in me. Made me long for those days of innoncence. Reminded me of the days when I first read Twain.
Name:      Age:      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: library
Place Left: Yes, Indian Springs
Comments: I didn't like Injun Joe, but the other characters were easy to relate to and fun. Enjoy!
Name: Taylor Moore      Age: 10      Sex: Female
City: Hoover      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: brother pass it on
Place Left: yes, Birmingham
Comments: My family and I went to Gatlinburg and we ate dinner at Huck-Finn catfish house!!!!!
Name:      Age:      Sex: Female
City: Trussville      State: Alabama      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: bank
Place Left: sister
Comments: Loved the parts with actual action and conversations. Other parts dragged, especially the ending of school readings. Some of the passages were written in such archaic language that I found it hard to get through.
Name: Jordan      Age: 13      Sex: Male
City: Hoover      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Library
Place Left: Hoover
Comments: I like Tom as a person reminds me of myself.
Name: Judy Kay      Age: 68      Sex: Female
City: Gardendale      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Gardendale Library
Place Left: yes- Jefferson State Community College
Comments: I truly enjoy reading Tom Sawyer again. Mark Twain has always been a favorite of mine. Reading it again, I found that my first book must have been abridged since a lot of the wording was changed.
Name:      Age:      Sex: Female
City: Trussville      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: at the local library
Place Left: I will give it to a friend
Comments:
Name: alexis king      Age: 10      Sex: Female
City: bessemer      State: alabama      Country: jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: N/A
Place Left: NO
Comments: UMMMMMM I REALLY LIKED THE STORY I DID EVEN GET A CHANCE TO FINISH IT! I WAS EXCITED ABOUT TOM SAWYER
Name: Jean Dickens      Age: 77      Sex: Female
City: Trussville      State: Alabama      Country: U.S.A.
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: The Trussville Public Library
Place Left: Yes- Emy Pickens in Charlotte, NC
Comments: It was great fun renewing acquaintances with Tom and Huck. My grandchildren are now reading the book. Thanks for the opportunity! -Jean D.
Name: Adnan      Age: 10      Sex: Male
City: Hoover      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: No
Place Found: library
Place Left: park
Comments: He is a model boy
Name: Laurie      Age: 55      Sex: Female
City: Kimberly      State: al      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: At the public library
Place Left:
Comments: I loved this book! Tom is such a rascal - a boy after my heart!
Name: Marie      Age: 64      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: Shelby
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Emmet O'Neal Library
Place Left: Fresh Market
Comments: Enjoyed very much reading these excerpts in one sitting. Hope lots of other folks take advantage of it.
Name: Catherine      Age: 54      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Irondale Public Library
Place Left: Yes. Curves on Montevallo Rd.
Comments: I read this as a child and did not remember it well, so am glad to have read it again. It is a fun read.
Name: retrina      Age: 15      Sex: Female
City: bham      State: U.S.A      Country: b'ham
Rating: 0      Recommend This Book: No
Place Found: library
Place Left: no
Comments: boring wasnt inter seting at all i mean like period.
Name: Dennis      Age: 55      Sex: Male
City: Pelham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Birmingham Public Library
Place Left: Auburn University Hotel
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Name: Ginny      Age: 55      Sex: Female
City: Pelham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Birmingham Public Library
Place Left: Music Building Auburn University
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Name: Chloe      Age: 14      Sex: Female
City: Pinson      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Trussville Library
Place Left: Yes, to the Sharits
Comments: Thanks for the this program. It is really great to read and pass it on!
Name: Nathan      Age: 10      Sex: Male
City: Pinson      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Trussville Library
Place Left: Yes, to Sarah
Comments: Thanks for this cool book. I passed it on to my little sister. My mom will read it to her.
Name: ARETHER      Age: 76      Sex: Female
City: BIRMINGHAM      State: AL      Country: JEFFERSON
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: AT THE LIBRARY
Place Left: RSVP COORDINATOR JEFFERSON COUNTY
Comments: AS A 76 YEAR OLD READER IT TOOK ME BACK TO THE EIGHT OR NINGTH GRADE I LOVED IT.
Name: ARETHER      Age: 76      Sex: Female
City: BIRMINGHAM      State: AL      Country: JEFFERSON
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: NORTH BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY
Place Left: YES TO RSVP COORDINATOR JEFFERSON COUNTY
Comments: AS A 76 YEAR IT TOOK ME BACK TO THE EIGHT OR NINGTH GRADE I LOVED IT.
Name: ARETHER      Age: 76      Sex: Female
City: BIRMINGHAM      State: AL      Country: JEFFERSON
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: NORTH BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY
Place Left: RSVP COORINATOR JEFFERSON COUNTY
Comments: I REALLY ENJOYED IT.
Name: Katherine Johnson      Age: 40      Sex: Female
City: New York      State: NY      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Tot Lot @ Crestline Village in Mtn. Brook, AL
Place Left: I am planning to leave it in Central Park & hope someone will pick it up and read it!
Comments: I liked it more than I thought I would. It makes me want to re-read Huckleberry Finn too! I especially loved the funeral and the dead cat. What a great book!
Name: Cathy      Age: 53      Sex: Female
City: Vestavia Hills      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Botanical Gardens Library
Place Left: Medical West hospital
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Name:      Age:      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Eastwood Library
Place Left: Yes , to a friend.
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Name: libby      Age: 53      Sex: Female
City: tarrant      State: al      Country: jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: library
Place Left: restaurant
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Name: JANE      Age: 57      Sex: Female
City: NEW Port Richey      State: FL      Country: United States
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: TRUSSVILLE, AL
Place Left: FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Comments: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE READ THIS. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION TO READ IT AGAIN.
Name: Tracy      Age: 40      Sex: Female
City: Dora      State: Alabama      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Gardendale Public Library
Place Left:
Comments: Loved it - Reading about Tom and Huck as an adult made the experience extremely nostalgic
Name: Brandon      Age: 32      Sex: Male
City: Irondale      State: AL      Country: United States
Rating: 3      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Gardendale Public Library
Place Left: Yes
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Name: Shanyun      Age: 40      Sex: Male
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: BJCC
Place Left: UAB
Comments: Both the book and the movie are great. Tom has the imagination of all kind of adventures a kid can think of. Passed it to a friend.
Name: Sue      Age: 61      Sex: Female
City: Huntsville      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: At ALLA Convention
Place Left: Austin, TX
Comments: Enjoyed reading the story again after many years. The Big Read was a lot of fun this year!
Name: Melissa      Age: 38      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: library
Place Left: Kentucky
Comments: I have a 9 year old boy and completely identified with Tom. Although the setting is different, the thought patterns are the same.
Name: M.      Age: 10      Sex: Male
City: Hoover      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 3      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Got it first hand at the Library
Place Left: I'm going to, when I can think of a good place
Comments: I couldn't get into it. It's a nice book.
Name: Wendy      Age: 38      Sex: Female
City: Hoover      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: UAB
Place Left: Samford University
Comments: A timeless classic
Name: Dana      Age: 37      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Inglenook Library
Place Left:
Comments: This was my first time reading Anne Frank's Diary. It was very enlightening. This Diary made her last days worth the struggle that they were. I am not reviewing alot of WWII materials.
Name: natalie      Age: 47      Sex: Female
City: birmingham      State: al      Country: uniteds states
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: birmingham museum of art
Place Left: yes, to family member
Comments: it was fun to read again
Name: Leslie      Age: 55      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: United States
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: My Friend's desk
Place Left: Paula
Comments: I've always heard this was a modern classic. Now I know why. The story has some unusual twists that make it more interesting and moving. I'm really glad I read this and I look forward to reading the sequal
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