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Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley
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Oct 23, 2011

bookshelves: apocalypsies, met-the-author
Read on April 16, 2012

REMARKABLE is a remarkably fun read. It's written in a very exaggerated style that manages to be silly and utterly serious at the same time. There were so many aspects I loved about the story, I don't even know where to begin. So I'll make a list:

Jane can relate to Grandpa because both of them are constantly being forgotten. They can't even get served at the ice cream parlor!
Jane's brother's hapless courtship of a girl with perfect pitch. The progression of this storyline is laugh out loud funny.
The pirates! There are fake pirates and real pirates and they all have such clever motivations.
The way all of the disparate elements come together perfectly at the end. I adore when this happens - because you think "what could a dentist's aspirations possibly have to do with this story?" and then wham, bam, craft genius ma'am!

So yeah, this'll be one of my go-to middle grade recommendations in the future, especially for fans of the whimsical.

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