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Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
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Jul 05, 12

Read from July 01 to 03, 2012

This is the passage that cemented my love for Penelope:
"So let's go through this. What are you going to say to people when you meet them?"
"Hello."
"Penelope, seriously. Because, you know, I have heard you say some things that might put people off and you really have to be careful of that."
"What kinds of things? I don't think I say anything weird," said Penelope.
"Penelope, I know what I'm talking about."
"See, I don't," said Penelope.
"The car seat thing, for example. Whenever you bring that up, it is totally bizarre."
"What do you mean?" asked Penelope. "What car seat?"
"Penelope, you know which car seat."
"You mean the car seat I sat in until I was in fourth grade? That's an interesting anecdote. It is like something Noel Coward would say at a party."

Penelope is quirky, strange, and hopelessly hilarious - I can't wait for more from this talented author!
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Marisa Atkinson I was really excited about this book and then ended up setting it aside because I couldn't get into the first few scenes. You gave it for stars--does it hit its stride after the first 50 pages or so? That's as far as I made it...


Lauren Yeah, it's one of those books where not a lot happens, but I just loved Penelope so much - she's hilarious and strange and I enjoyed her thoughts


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