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Book Report:
Circle of Gold
Author: Cindy Dawson-Boyd

By: Jamaica Hines
5/10/10
Mrs. Hampton
5th period

Main Characters

Mattie Benson-the daughter of Mrs. Benson and twin sister of Matt Benson Matt Benson- twin brother of Mattie and son of Mrs. Benson
Mrs. Benson- Mattie and Matt’s mother
Toni Douglas – Mattie’s best friend
Angel Higgley- Mattie’s enemy/ bully
Charlene- Angel’s best friend and follower
Mrs. Rausch- Mrs. Benson’s boss
Mrs. Stamps-neighbor/ close friend of the family
Mrs. Grover – sales lady

This book is about a girl named Mattie Benson. She lives in Chicago Illinois with her mother Mrs. Benson and her brother Matt Benson. Her mother became a widow when her father died in a car accident .Mattie is also a very talented singer and writer. This leads her to write an essay about her mother for a contest to win $50 to buy her mom a Gold Pearl Pin. She also has a best friend named Toni Douglas. But on top of all that she has an enemy or bully named Angel Higgley who gets angry because Mattie doesn’t let her cheat off her paper on a test. Angel has a “best friend” named Charlene who is mostly her follower. Later in the story, Angel accuses Mattie of stealing her pearl birthday bracelet. But it turns out to be Charlene because she was tired of Angel always being mean to her because she was less fortunate than her. Mattie also ends up winning the writing contest but she didn’t get a chance to buy the pin because her deposit time was up. But the editor in chief bought the pin for her considering the fact that she wrote about it in the letter. Then when her mother received the pin she absolutely loved it even though she said she didn’t want a gift at first. Also throughout the story there was a lady named Mrs. Stamps who was a great friend of the family and she gave Toni and Mattie good advice about everything from—Angel to the pin Mattie wanted to buy for her mom. The setting of the story is in Chicago Illinois in Mattie’s apartment...
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