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Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Mar 01, 10

I looooove this book! Luther T. Farrell is my hero as he does combat with his mean, vicious slumlord mother, The Sarge. She cares nothing for anything other than money and how to get more of it. Luther is only in middle school, but he lives in and runs one of his mother's Group Homes. Luther and his friend Sparky are hilarious. But, Luther must come to terms with his mother and break free of her ambitious and illegal empire. Curtis is so adept at the humor and I laughed my head off. Teens will love this book.

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Jackie I loooove this book! I'd read it a few years ago, and with the advent of age, I needed to re-visit it. Luther T. Farrell is a pawn in the mechanations of his mother, The Sarge, and her low-rent housing empire. Luther lives in and runs The Sarge's group home. He finally finds a way to free himself from his mother and start to govern his own way. Hilariously funny, Curtis gives the readers a true hero.

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