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Tall Story by Candy Gourlay
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Jul 26, 10

bookshelves: fiction, childrens, teenage, read-2010, bookbag
Read from July 22 to 25, 2010 — I own a copy

This is an excellent book, for teens and older children, about a spunky British girl who loves basketball, and her extremely tall Filipino half-brother. They meet in their teens, when Bernardo goes to live with his family in England. He struggles with the alien environment, and gradually they learn what it is to be a family.

Amusing in places, thought-provoking, and sometimes moving. The book addresses issues such as sexism and superstition, and has a backstory cleverly woven together with the current events. Highly recommended to children or adults. Really four and a half stars.

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