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The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress, by David Walliams. Dennis is a 12-year-old boy whose life has been very boring and lonely since his mother left a couple of years ago. He is bullied by his brother and his father has a “no hugging” rule in the house. The two bright spots in Dennis’ life are … Continue reading »

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Marcelino Pan Y Vino

Marcelino Pan y Vino, by Jose Maria Sanchez-Silva. Marcelino is an orphan who was abandoned as a baby at the doorstep of a small Franciscan monastery. He grows up to be a mischievious little boy who has the run of the monastery. He only place he’s not allowed to visit is the attic. Of course, … Continue reading »

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Coolies / Brothers

Coolies, by Yin & Chris Soentpiet. Brothers, by Yin & Chris Soentpiet. I pickup up Brothers because of the cover. I checked it out because of the inside illos. I looked for the prequel because of the story. In the first book, Coolies, Chinese brothers Shek and Wong leave their family in 1865 and go … Continue reading »

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Taken

(Originally posted on February 2, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) Taken by Edward Bloor. I heard about this one from Unshelved as one of their Book Club features. It’s the near future — 2035 — and kidnapping of rich kids is so prevalent that kids are trained in how to cooperate during the … Continue reading »

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