Author: Tom Bodett
Reviewer's Age: Grade 7

In the novel Williwaw, Tom Bodett writes about the consequences of lying by describing what happens to two children when one lie they tell gets out of control. This novel has many important lessons in it. One that I'd like to focus on is to never play games with nature. The kids did not take the ocean's signs of a storm seriously. Instead, they went to a friend's birthday party. I think this is really realistic because if you asked the average child if they would rather stay at a friend's party or go home because the sky looked like a storm was on its way I bet they would stay at the party. In the book, that small decision almost took the lives of four people. This book has taught me to be serious with nature and to always think twice before making decisions.