It Only Looks Easy

Before the first day of seventh grade is over, Kat Randall s year is nearly ruined When her beloved dog, Cheddar, is run over by a woman with Alzheimer s disease, Kat reacts impulsively, leaving school on a borrowed bike If one of the best years of her life starts out like this, what s next
It Only Looks Easy Before the first day of seventh grade is over Kat Randall s year is nearly ruined When her beloved dog Cheddar is run over by a woman with Alzheimer s disease Kat reacts impulsively leaving schoo

  • Title: It Only Looks Easy
  • Author: Pamela Curtis Swallow
  • ISBN: 9780761317906
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. It Only Looks Easy by Pamela Swallow is about Kat Randall, who is in seventh grade. Kat's dog is hit by a car driven by a woman with Alzheimer's disease. She cannot wait any longer to hear about her dog's condition so she "borrows" a bike and heads to the vet. While she is inside, someone steals the borrowed bike. Now that the bike is stolen, she has to earn money and replace it. The police thinks she has something to do with the other missing bikes. People are looking at her differently now.I d [...]

    2. Lost me when a 7th grade girl said "You're too impetuous." Literally no one talks like the kids in this book do. Couldn't get over that point.

    3. It Only Looks Easy is a book by Pamela Curtis Swallow. It is about a girl named Kat who was going into grade 7. Before she went to school her dog named Cheddar got ran over by a women who had alzheimer's. Her dog had to go to the hospital and when Kat went to school she couldn't wait to see Cheddar. Kat wanted to see Cheddar so much she stole a bike to go to the hospital. She left a note saying"Dear person with blue bike. I took your bike but I will bring it back tomorrow, and a new lock." Kat w [...]

    4. Title / Author / Publication Date: Swallow, P. C. (2003). It only looks easy. New York: Roaring Brook Press.Genre: FictionFormat: HardcoverPlot summary: Unlike other Alzheimer books, which focus on a family member with Alzheimer’s, It only looks easy takes a different tact. This book follows Kat, a young girl about to enter 7th grade. As she gets ready for her first day of school her dog Cheddar is hit by a car driven by an elderly lady named Mrs. Lawrence. Kat has to go to school but she’s [...]

    5. The book was wonderful. But the solution to it was disappointing I was hoping there was more action in it I'm not going to spoil everything but its sad book at the beginning and then it gets kind of boring. But I didn't really like the ending. It didn't make much sense to me. read the book and find out what happens then tell me if you understood

    6. if u like books about animals and how to deal with everyday problems,u will love this book. it has a great story line and it is just a really wonderful story.

    7. It's one of those books that I regret reading. It's boring, and does not achive what it obvioulsy wants to tell people.

    8. I loved this book because it's about what everyday people sometimes go through. It's about a bad time in someone's life.

    9. This is a short novella about seventh grade Katia. Her older sister is constantly borrowing her clothes and jewelry. Kat 's love is her dog Cheddar, a Golden Retriever. Cheddar helps Kat choose her clothes and even disconnects the phone when sister Hannah is talking.There is the usual drama that accompanies Jr. High. Cheddar digs under the backyard fence because she smells cheese from the neighbor kids across the street. Kat calls her home and of course Cheddar comes running when Kat calls. This [...]

    10. For more reviews, check out my blog Craft-CycleI made the mistake of picking up a book with a dog on the cover. I almost stopped reading after the first chapter when the dog gets his by a car. As soon as Kat starts talking about how great her dog is on the first page, I thought, "Oh no, it's going to be one of those books." Thankfully, the dog doesn't immediately die or anything and the book isn't about Kat's grief over her dead dog. Hooray.This turned out to actually be a pretty good book. I'll [...]

    11. The theme of It Only Looks Easy is even though bad things happen in life it doesn't mean that you can't be happy. This is the theme because the main character, Kat's dog gets hit by a car and she gets very worried about him. Kat was just about to start her 7th grade year too. But even though her dog was having a hard time she still tried to be happy at school. This is why I think that even though bad things happen in life it doesn't mean that you can't be happy is the theme of the book.

    12. It was pretty good, I just wish it had more to the story. When I finished it, I just felt like it was missing something. I wish the author expanded more on Melody, Chedder, and the Lawernces. Overall it was still pretty good.

    13. I really liked this book! It is a really sad book i cried because of what happened to the dog I would recommended this book to anybody.

    14. It Only Looks Easy by Pamela Curtis Swallow is an emotional story . Sometimes when I read this book I would look at my dog and get a bit emotional. There would be questions I would ask myself, like: What would happen if my dog got ran over? how could I live without her? This book is definitely one I would cry about ! But the way the main character reacted was a little too extreme. Heck! She skipped school and stole a bike! I just laughed thinking about what she did! I gave this book 4/5 stars be [...]

    15. This story is about girl named Kat Randall and her dog named Cheddar. Kat thinks she can hear her dog's opinion by hearing Cheddar thump her hind leg. And I can't forget Mrs.Lawrence, little old lady Lawrence. She is forgetting about what she does yesterday.Plus she doesn't know how to drive, that's where her problem starts. This story takes place in a small town. So Kat is going to just go to 7th grade, the night before she goes to school her dog, Cheddar, gets run over. That's it Kat thinks he [...]

    16. I spied this book lying on my couch Sunday afternoon and couldn't help but see what my daughter (she's 9 and in the 3rd grade) had brought home from school to read. I ended up reading more than just the back cover--in just a couple of quick hours, I finished the book! I thought this story was a great way to give young kids an idea of what it's like to be around someone with Alzheimer's Disease. This book also explains to kids why it isn't okay to do something wrong for the "right" reasons. The m [...]

    17. "It Only Looks Easy" by Pamela Swallow is about Kat Randall, who is in seventh grade. Kat's dog is hit by a car driven by a woman with Alzheimer's disease. She cannot wait any longer to hear about her dog's condition so she "borrows" a bike and heads to the vet. While she is inside, someone steals the borrowed bike. Now that the bike is stolen, she has to earn money and replace it. The police thinks she has something to do with the other missing bikes. People are looking at her differently now.I [...]

    18. IT ONLY LOOKS EASY is a contemporary fiction book by Pamela Curtis Swallow. It is about a girl named Kit who is about to start 7th grade really well. But when the day before school starts her dog gets hit by a car. At the first day of school she gets really worried, and calls the hospital a lot of time but when no one has the results. Kit gets even more worried, that she decides to skip the rest of the school day to to visit her dog. She has no ways of getting to the hospital so she steals a lit [...]

    19. For such a short book where not much seems to happen, this story covered a lot of issues: middle school reputations, overbearing mothers, Alzheimer's disease, and more. It seemed as though the author was attempting to incorporate as many issues as possible into the main character's life, plus an injured dog. Additionally, much of the characters' dialog and actions seemed stilted and somewhat unbelievable. Not my cup of tea.

    20. I liked the book, it wasn't amazing or anything, but, it was good. i thought that you could relate to the characters and feel for them. They felt real. I felt that ou could also relate to the characters relationship. However, I thought that the whole story was somewhat touching, but also unrealistic. It was unrealistic in the way that the events could happen, and problems similar to that happen sometimes, but,the series of events were unrealistic. All in all, the book was good, but i would only [...]

    21. It Only Looks Easy, by Pamela Swallow, is about a girl in 7th grade, named Kat. Kat’s loved dog, Cheese, is unfortunately hit by a car. Throughout the story, Kat is impatient to find out if Cheese will survive. To be honest, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as others I have read. I didn’t like that most of the story, up until the end, had a sad tone. I think the message that the author is trying to convey is to never lose hope, even in times of despair. I wouldn’t recommend this book to [...]

    22. This was pretty good, the author wrote it well. It's about this girl named Kat and on the very first day of seventh grade her adorable golden retriever, Cheddar is hit b a car. It turns Kat's world upside down. Then she starts getting in trouble and it changes her reputation. I would recomend it, its a good and fast read!

    23. This book is kindad.The dog gets hit by a car from a person who has a disease where you can't remember stuff.The dog goes to the hospital and his owner is worried about him so she steals a bike from school and at the animal hospital it gets stollen.

    24. Kat Randall is in a hurry to the animal hospital. She "borrows" a bike then gets to the hospital. When she came out, the bike wasn't there. Her act of "borrowing" is turned into stealing. Can she get it right?It Only Looks Easy

    25. This is a great book for 4th through 8th graders. It deals with the issue of Altzheimers in a very kid friendly way. I recommend it as a good book to find in school libraries and on teacher's bookshelves for their students to enjoy.

    26. "It Only Looks Easy" by Pamela Curtis Swallow was not one of my favorites. It was not very interesting. It was easy to guess what would happen next. This book was a fast, easy read. I wouldn't recommend this to a friend. I was not interested in the book, and it was too easy for me.

    27. This is a really good book even though that its sad. You always want to now what is going to happen next.

    28. This book was a book that as a kid I could not make it through because I thought it was too sad. I am glad that I go through this book, because it is one that I truly enjoyed!

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