Imagine being the last one on the bus. Would you enjoy it? In the book Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena, Cj is that person
In the text, Last Stop On Market Street, it starts on the first page. It starts on the dedication page. It ends on the copyright page at the end. In the beginning, it shows what is going to happen. At the ends, it shows what happens after they go to the soup kitchen. It is giving me a hint on what's going to happen next.
Cj has things that slow him down. He also has things that motivate him. Everything can make someone happy that is what his grandma thinks that helps Cj stay happy throughout the story.
His grandma helps him find good in everything. He doesn't have a lot of stuff but he tries to not be jealous and make good of what he has. He is on a bus where there are lots of different cultures, so it is easier to find good in everything.
This book is like another text that I read. That text I am talking about is called Those Shoes, and it is by Maribeth Boelts. In both books, the main characters learn to help others. Another reason they are alike is they both have their grandmas that take care of them. They both end up happy when they help someone.
In Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Pena wanted to teach kids to be grateful for what they have. After reading this text, kids will find happiness in what they have. I recommend this text to everyone up to middle school. Read to find out if Cj enjoys his ride on the bus.