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Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres
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Oct 26, 11

bookshelves: 1st-trimester
Read from October 18 to 25, 2011

This story is about a boy named Mike Costa. It takes place in a town, the Strip. Mike thinks he never did anything wrong, so why was Andy Simms always bullying him? Mike is a good boy. He has food and money even though it is during the great depression. He sounds almost perfect doesn't he? Well he isn't, no one is perfect. Mike's Grandpap is becoming more and more forgetful as the days go by. Mike starts worrying about him, then Grandpap gets worse! Mike saw Grandpap throw up blood. Then Mike catches him banging his head on a fence trying to look for a gate that isn't even there. Mike can't take it anymore he has to know what is wrong with Grandpap. He and his friend, Joseph go together around town trying to find things that could be affecting Grandpap. With all these possible solutions like dirty river water, moonshiner, who are Mike and Joseph suppose to test it on. Certainly not a human, they test it on a rat. Through out their discoveries and problem solving Andy bullies him.

This story really pulls you in the first time you read the couple of chapters because you want to know what is wrong with Grandpap and what is going to happen to him. This book has a lot detail and suspense. Through out the story there is a lot of bullying going on. Bullying is a real thing in this world and we always have to look out for it. You have to follow along with the mystery and put the clues together. Then you can see the big picture. Sometimes when all that someone wants to do is fight to solve problems, you have to be the bigger person and step up. Sometimes you just have to say, why can't everybody just get along?? Fighting is not always the answer. Such as Mrs. Costa said "Mark my words, Michael Costa. A day will come when you're in a tough spot..and fighting won't help. It will only make things worse."
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