2013 Sakura Medal Books

Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters


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9 thoughts on “Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters

  1. I love this book. This is a superbly written story by Canada’s Eric Walters. It has just the right balance of humour and serious issues and is written in a very easy to read style. I whizzed through this book and loved every second of it. It was so good that I went and hid away after a family meal in the bathtub to finish the book, getting into trouble – but it was well worth it!

  2. I too really enjoyed this book. It was a really good read. I’m looking forward to meeting Eric Walters in March 2010 when he tours Japan.

  3. Hi
    i too love this book .
    when i was at BST i read this book at lunch time.
    my old library was great.

  4. Hi Alex,
    Glad you liked the book. It is doing very well in our BST library and we are looking forward to meeting Eric Walters in March.
    We miss you here too, Alex.

  5. Alexandria Hyatt is a rich and spoiled teenager, who enters a new world where life is difficult and tough. Setting out first in America, she was send to Africa when she continuously committed crimes of shop-lifting. From the world filled with Sparkling water, Gucci, and Starbucks, she found herself into where people barley have chance to to goo to school.

    What interest me the most was the book cover. There were a herd of Zebras and a bright red Ostrich. Alexandria was a fascinating character, she have transformed from a brat to a caring person. The trip to Kanya was new to me, it acknowledged me about the comparison of our life and theirs. This made me realize how lucky we are, and we should both enjoy it and help others with theirs. Alexandria of Africa is a great reading material. It was a short, precise novel, that I enjoy. I would really recommend you to read it.

  6. For out english class sakura medal project, I decided to read a book called “Alexandria Of Africa”.

    I absolutely loved this book, At the start of the book, Alexandria is a rich and spoiled teenager, she always gets what she wants. However, She has to go to Africa and while in Africa, She learns a very important lesson about life.

    I really enjoyed this book and at the same time, I learned a major lesson. This book made me change my way of thinking.

    It was also and amazing book because When you just read the first chapter, you are already captivated in this book and want to read some more. Since this is a very descriptive book, When I was reading it, it actually felt like I was in Africa (where the story is set). It felt like this because the author was actually in kenya, Africa when he wrote this novel so he did not make up all of the landscape he described.

    This novel was very good and I recommend that you read it

  7. I chose to read “Alexandria of Africa” because so many of my friends recommended this book to me. My eyes were stuck to the book since the chapter. It was a very engaging story that everybody loves.
    Reading this book I received more knowledge about the life in Africa. It made me feel like I had a VERY satisfying life compared to theirs. It also got me interested in more charity work towards the people that do not even have safe water to keep them alive. I’m sure that it changed a lot of people’s perspectives and made them want to help clans like Ruth’s.
    Looking at the book cover, I feel as if Alex is the red ostrich who gets everything she wants whenever she wants.
    I enjoyed reading this book a lot and would recommend this to anybody of all ages.


    • Hi Lola,
      The book starts off in Los Angeles and then after a brief stop in Paris moves on to Kenya.
      For all of you that enjoyed that enjoyed the book, part 2 will be out in a few weeks time. We have it ordered at BST, not sure about the other schools in Japan. If they don’t have it, ask your teacher-librarian!

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