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Loser by Jerry Spinelli
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"Best friends are always together, always whispering and laughing and running, always at each other's house, having dinner, sleeping over. They are practically adopted by each other's parents. You can't pry them apart."

--Loser, P. 120

The prose of this book's pages is poetic in its comely simplicity. The words themselves seem to throb with glowing energy, leaping off the page and embedding themselves directly into the heart of the reader.
In particular, the drawn-out, cooly rhythmic climactic scenes can hardly have any comparisons drawn to them. In "Loser", Jerry Spinelli has created a compelling and memorable literary jewel that should remain a part of the reader's collective unconscious for a very long time. Nicely done.

"Because that's what you do, you stand up for your best friend. And you each lunch with him and talk with him and share secrets and laugh a lot and go places and do stuff, and when you wake up in the morning, he's the first person you think of."

--Loser, P. 129
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Jerry Spinelli
“Best friends are always together, always whispering and laughing and running, always at each other's house, having dinner, sleeping over. They are practically adopted by each other's parents. You can't pry them apart.”
Jerry Spinelli, Loser

Jerry Spinelli
“Because that's what you do, you stand up for your best friend. And you eat lunch with him and talk with him and share secrets and laugh a lot and go places and do stuff, and when you wake up in the morning, he's the first person you think of.”
Jerry Spinelli, Loser


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