View from the 32nd Floor by Emma Cameron
Published by Walker Books
Enchanting! What a fascinating storyline. ‘View From the 32nd Floor’ tells the tale of William, a boy who spends his time watching people in the neighbourhood from his window. It is a clever story and is an interesting take on ‘people watching’. Through the eyes of William, visual descriptions are explained to bring characters to life.
The story introduces a variety of concepts, such as why people seek privacy. To William the only reason a person would want privacy was if they had done something that they didn’t want people to know about. This simple notion encourages the desire in William to befriend his neighbours.
William teams up with Rebecca, a young girl from the same apartment block. Together they embark upon an adventure of making friends with the people that William has been watching from his window.
Children who want to read a chapter book will find this story interesting and compelling. The structure of the story is enticing and will help the reader to develop a love of chapter books.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Emma Cameron
Title: View from the 32nd Floor
Publisher: Walker Books
Ages: 8+ years old
Published: June 2013