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The Inch-High Kid by R.G. Austin
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Sep 11, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: kiddiwinx, meowch-bad-kitty

this was my favorite choose-your-own-adventure (knockoff) book when i was a little kid because that cat was terrifying. or would have been had i in reality been an inch high. i am from rhode island, of course, where we are so tiny. i am putting this up here now because of jen's confession regarding these books.... behold - the shame!!
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message 1: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen I read this one too. Thanks for the memories.

karen this is the only one i really remember. i must have read it twenty times, thinking - i bet theres one i havent done yet. i coulndt bring myself to read it straight through like a normal book to see. i guess i still dont know...

message 3: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen But that was the beauty of the book- if you read ahead and find out you die, you can read how you died and then cheat death by turning to another page. This practice has most likely built up some bad karma for me. But it did say choose your own adventure and I was just choosing from all my choices.

karen hahaha i admit - its a much broader interpretation of "choosing" than my more ho-hum ordinary one. i was such a little rule-fascist. (was?)

message 5: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen And I was a selfish little thing scared to make a wrong choice- even in reading a book.

karen but you made all the choices!

message 7: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen because I couldn't conscience the failure of the story ending before finding the best ending for myself.

What does a rule fascist look like?

karen hair up in bun held up with pens, glasses perched on tip of nose, one fist on hip, the other hands index finger upraised and rotating, clipboard at the ready. frown. scolding harridan. um... me?

message 9: by Greg (new)

Greg that is a pretty good description of yourself, you realize now someone is going to ask for a picture of you in this pose.....

karen all the pictures i draw of myself are in this pose.

message 11: by Greg (new)

Greg the ones i draw of you are too, that's how you can tell it's you....

this has nothing to do with your review, but i just saw this and it makes me worried about our future (not the review, which i haven't read, but the comments).


karen maybe they will grow out of it. and turn into intelligent, rational beings. im sure some upstanding and contributing women our age were once involved in debates over which new kid on the block was the dreamiest. but at least they were (are) real human beings...

message 13: by Greg (new)

Greg ok, that's fine, those children are geniuses compared to this group. i felt the need to join and comment in this group.


karen wow - you really stuck it to that 12 year old... (twss) sigh, i cant believe im saying this, but c'mon, leave the kids alone; they arent hurting anyone. they are like on a different platform of goodreads.com. you are like some mr roper figure now, starin' troo the window.

message 15: by Greg (last edited Jul 03, 2009 09:34PM) (new)

Greg you're right.

karen hahah i think reading all these kid and teen books is making me soft - i was charmed by a child today. it saw a book on my table with a crucified man on the cover and it said "mommy - that man is shaped like a "t"!" and then skipped merrily off. i thought that was cute. does this mean i have a heart??

message 17: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen karen wrote: "hahah i think reading all these kid and teen books is making me soft - i was charmed by a child today. it saw a book on my table with a crucified man on the cover and it said "mommy - that man is s..."

i just accidentally clicked "yes" instead of more on the twilight review. AHHHH! Greg, this is your fault.

The hottest guy on goodreads as far as I'm concerned, has read the most books and given the best reviews.

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