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A Long Way from Chicago/A Year Down Yonder

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  144 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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Published December 30th 2002 by Center for Learning
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Foodie
Apr 08, 2008 Foodie rated it liked it

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5.0 out of 5 stars really a long way down, February 2, 2006

Suicide is not a group endeavor. But this it will become if you choose to kill yourself by jumping off the roof of London's most popular suicide spot - Topper's house, on the most popular night for committing suicide - New Year's Eve. This is the predicament of Martin, Maureen, Jess and JJ in Nick Hornby's latest bestseller, A Long Way Down. It is a bold setup, but Hornby pulls it off wit
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JellyBean
May 15, 2015 JellyBean rated it it was amazing
this was a great book. It is about this girl who lives in chicago and she goes to live with her grandma who is short and fat. It is really funny and sometimes it can be really sad.
Calvin
Mar 08, 2009 Calvin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Calvin by: Blake
I have had a lot of fun reading these teen books by Richard Peck. Sometimes I just need a fun, quick read. These have been great. I've read A Long Way from Chicago , A Year Down Yonder and The Teacher's Funeral. thanks to Blake (I thing) for introducing me to them.
Amy
Jan 19, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
I love these books. Grandma is hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. Each story had a great mix of funny and poignant. These are a great, quick read.
Gretchen
Jun 04, 2008 Gretchen rated it it was amazing
Try to find both of these books on CD. Delightful story of a brother and sister and their crazy like a fox grandmother. Great listening for car trips.
Darlene
Jan 19, 2010 Darlene rated it really liked it
I love this Grandma!!! She does some very funny and unexpected things and I became endeared to her as her grandchildren did in the story.
Obuttars
Feb 08, 2009 Obuttars rated it really liked it
It was so funny really reminded me of my grandma. It was very interesting to see how different life was in the depression.
Tamra
Oct 15, 2008 Tamra rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I love these books that tell a story from the perspecitive of young-adults. Both of these books were very enjoyable to read.
Zach
Mar 21, 2008 Zach added it
i got messed up i did not read this
Chrissie
Dec 09, 2013 Chrissie rated it it was amazing
Excellent and heartwarming
Anneka
Jul 08, 2008 Anneka rated it liked it
Fun and quirky.
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