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The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
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This book was a great page turning middle grade novel. The characters were well-rounded — loveable, but human. The story was well-written and the author balanced the many twists and turns and the multiple simultaneous timelines seamlessly. I also appreciated the diversity of characters included in this book. If a kid who is sometimes made fun of for being a little different, a little quirky, a little odd picks up this book, they will find characters who are like them and who are loved and appreciated for those qualities. Like many books for children, there was a pretty clear message I felt like I was supposed to learn by the end, but I never felt like I was being beaten over the head with it. I loved the way the author interwove extended metaphors throughout the entire book and used invented expressions to tell the story. Overall, this book was excellent and I’m so glad I randomly chose it off the library shelf.
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Reading Progress

June 5, 2018 – Started Reading
June 5, 2018 – Shelved
June 5, 2018 –
page 103
June 6, 2018 –
page 221
June 6, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 20, 2018 – Shelved as: kids

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