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message 1: by cat (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

cat excellent review! sometimes i rue the day we decided consumer reviews were the way to go-i often get frustrated at the reviews for books (although also some are great!)

thanks for the cyber recommendation!

message 2: by Jess (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Jess I like the consumer review model if only because it lets me make fun of other people.

message 3: by Theresa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Theresa I'm reading it to my homeroom kids right now and they love it! The humor is great - and because they're blind, my kids can all relate to Junior being a social outcast. Well done, Sherman! I need to watch Smoke Signals again:)

message 4: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Made of awesome. I've been saying that a lot lately too. It's coming from Brotherhood 2.0 I think. ;-)

message 5: by Jess (new)

Jess I must confess to picking up "made of awesome' from the Greens.

message 6: by Bookie (new)

Bookie Your review and comments are vastly more eloquent than anything I could say. Thanks you for wonderful comments on a terrific book.

message 7: by Jess (new)

Jess Thank you!

message 8: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Cepellos "Here’s one of my favorite things about the book: almost everything that makes you laugh is also heartbreaking. This in no way makes it less funny, or less sad. It’s both, perfectly, at once. Just like the times when Junior is heartbroken but can’t. stop. laughing."

How brilliantly put. YES!!!!

message 9: by Robin (new)

Robin Yup this book is deceptively powerful and when you finish it, it clobbers you.

message 10: by Jake (new)

Jake Uzee The humor in the book stood out to me. Alexie did a good job of making you laugh, then making you heartbroken the next chapter. The detailed two life scenario the character lives in is great, really showing how hard it can actually be being a teenager. I think this is a for sure read for all young high schoolers.

message 11: by Bonita (new)

Bonita This book was absolutely wonderful and I think the title of this book was a great metaphor:)

message 12: by Dolly (new)

Dolly great review!

message 13: by Allison (new)

Allison Everything about this review is how I feel. Thanks for a great review

message 14: by Susan (new)

Susan Coley I am thinking this would be a great book to read to my freshmen. Would parents kill me?

message 15: by Jess (new)

Jess Good question! Theresa read to her students, but I can't remember what range of high schoolers she had. Have you already read the book? I think the reaction might depend on the community. Part of me wants to say who cares how they'd react, but the book has definitely been challenged before for content.

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