Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother, is placed in foster care. The Russells do their best to earn his trust, but only. Buy a cheap copy of From Where I Stand book by Tabitha Suzuma. Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother. From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma – book cover, description, publication history.

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Whilst no way near as good as forbidden it would have to be bloody brilliant if it was “From where i stand” Was still an entertaining thriller. Throughout the whole book, more is revealed and the by the ending, you are left heartbroken for him. Dec 15, Charlotte Phillips rated it really liked it.

Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. Carnegie Medal Nominee But there is usually an underlying reason of guilt there as taibtha, where they want to punsih themselves because they are sure that they have done something wrong.

At some points I was sazuja sure whether I found certain events realistic or not but after a full understanding of the plot I was able to decide the reasons behind characters motives were justified.

His new school is at first a nightmare, but he makes friends with a girl called Lotte who is bored of all her boring friends. The book was perhaps a little too cliche in that it showed a child in foster care often tends to be the problem child.

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From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma

Raven’s fingers were so cold he could hardly feel them. This novel was written well obviously because Tabitha Susuma wrote it. I did enjoy it though and did find myself unable to put it down because of its realistic traits. People would rush over to you, whrre over you, and someone would pull out a mobile phone and call an ambulance.

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Then it becomes more obvious how much Raven has been affected by his mother’s death.

I felt so sad when I read that Steve view spoiler [ really was his dad and Billy his brother and that Steve had to give Raven into care by social services because he couldn’t cope with him anymore. He had problems but won’t talk about them with anyone, not even with Lotte in some cases. This is because he gets bullied for not fitting in and is discriminated against because he frok different and new just like the Ftom Writers which we studied in the first half of the year.

Jun 30, Mika rated it really liked it. Because it seems like most of them are girls right now and really annoying ones, at that.

Everything is falling apart and, ultimately, there is only one, final way out. And since then I loved Dan, his foster dad, even more. Stabd the ambulance arrived, the green paramedics would put a fat white collar around your neck, press your chest and blow in your mouth.

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She has always loved writing and would regularly get into trouble at the French Lycee for writing stories instead of listening in class. From where I stand is a complete page turner that leaves you on the edge of your seat until the very last word. It seems rather straight-forward at first glance – our tabita character, Raven witnesses the death of his mother and he’s placed in a foster care.

I loved how we didn’t know everything about Raven from jump-street, and I think readers will put different puzzle pieces together at different times. I do like the idea of the plot – Raven’s mother’s died, and he’s dealing with his new life with his foster family. He closed sxzuma eyes and let his head fall back against the wall.

I only liked it because it got me out of school. Wish they were all like that. But what happens to that guilt when the accident is so severe, so tragic and deathly that you have to live it, always knowing what happened.


The story started quite simply. His quest for the truth and for some answers took me to a surprising place. If I hurt myself, I feel worse.

Raven stanr view spoiler [ an argument with his mum and pushed her, and she really fell because of the broken railing and that this was just an accident. He keeps himself at a distance, so much so that we, the reader, don’t know what to think of him and his actions at times.

They had a childlike lust for adventure, they spoke like children, acted like children. It hurt to breathe. We are just soft skin and fragile bones; we have only our minds to figure out a way to keep ourselves safe, and sometimes that’s just not enough.

From Where I Stand

Lotte was a cool and intelligent girl. The story was great because you really got to Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He comes to terms with the fact that he needs help. He has depression and he tries to stop it by finding his mothers killer as a sort xazuma revenge. I believe they also made a Harry Potter reference in here. I look forward tabithaa reading more books by Tabitha Suzuma!

So many tabitya about the ending were openly said throughout the book, and it’s like – you didn’t pick up that any of this and Raven’s actions were completely strange? She used to work as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between writing and tutoring.

I could feel his guilt and pain though, it must be so horrible to be in that position and have that be the last memory of your mother.