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The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter by John Gosselink
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Dec 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: humor, kids-fiction, abandoned
Read from December 08, 2010 to January 11, 2011

I couldn't finish this one. I wanted to like it, I really did. I love funny books, and this one was labeled as "hilarious", so I was eager to read it. My problem? I found Thaddeus to be entirely obnoxious and disrespectful to authority, and because of that, his side of the story wasn't funny to me. I tried to imagine him as a kid who is smart but genuinely socially clueless about how his speech is perceived by others, but I just couldn't see him as anything but a smart aleck.

Clearly, a lot of people didn't see it that way, because the book has some great reviews. Yet another reminder that not every book is for every reader, and that's okay. Chalk another one up to the beauty of personal choice in reading! :)

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