Pamela Curtis Swallow
Kat is going into seventh grade and things are not going well. They get even worse when she's implicated in a bike theft ring. In the meantime, she's babysitting Mrs. Lawrence, who has Alzheimer's and tutoring Grace, who is doing terrible in math. This was recommeded to me by a student and I thought is was ok. Some of the language was overly formal and I didn't feel tweenish - pocketbook, blunder, fat understatement, jerk - words that I can't imagine kids saying. Though, my older siblings have said pocketbook before, but they are old, I mean really old!
I didn't feel one way or another about this one. It was just sort of blah. It did make me want to read other books about characters with Alzheimer's though. I remember enjoying Heartbeat by Sharon Creech, so can recommend that one. It's also a verse novel and can easily be done reader's theater style.
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It Only Looks Easy by Pamela Swallow
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan - 30 min audi
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580 + 30 min audio
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Well, we are 9 hours into the readathon and I've only read 3 books. I've spent almost as much time not reading as reading! Looking forward to the next 11 hours!
Update - had my time wrong on this post so changed it. It said 11 hours of readathon but I counted wrong and only 9 hours! Yeah, I still have a good amount of time left!