Beezus and Ramona – Beverly Cleary
Ramona Geraldine Quimby is a character that everyone, elder or younger, knows. Today I am reviewing the first book in the Ramona series, “Beezus and Ramona”.
Ramona, still a four-year-old girl, is the youngest child in the Quimby family. Her sister is the beautiful Beezus. So the age difference between the two is about 5 years and Beezus is obedient and constantly thinking her pride about her self-esteem.
But Ramona !.
The other side of it. Very tricky, a bag of worries that she always thinks she can do anything that she wants at any time.
The story begins with Ramona’s Library Book Revolution. There, like her sister, she wants to get a book from the library, and in the middle of a lot of scenes, she manages to get a book to her sister’s membership card. But she thinks she is the owner of the book. Beezus is getting in a lot of trouble because of Ramona’s next steps to secure the book’s right, and her mother’s wallet also suffered a loss. So it’s so interesting how the author unfolds Ramona’s endless adventures one by one throughout the whole story. Although a children’s book, it is safe to say that the author was able to evoke a sense of humor through Ramona Quimby’s endless troubles
She was able to manage the writing tactics. There she used mostly simple writing pattern and used lighter words than heavy ones in word usage. She has highlighted the thoughts that in the children’s, while reminding the readers’ childhood. It is also remarkable that she has made it clear that sisters’ love is strong, no matter how much she creates troubles and gets angry. Written in 1955, this book is still an interesting children’s book that is still loved by readers today.
G A Y A N I J A Y A B A H U ✍