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Wednesday, May 4, 2011


General YA Fiction

G/A Shulman, Mark. Scrawl. Roaring Book Press, 2010. 234p. 978-1-59643-417-2. 16.99.

The punishment Tod Munn is given for his latest crime is detention everyday after school writing a personal journal. For a bully, Tod is extremely smart and well-written, but he’s also had a rough life. Through his journal we learn about his struggling working class family, his friends and school mates, the events that have shaped his life and the truth about what is going at school. Maybe Tod is not the big, bad bully everyone expects him to be. Good realistic fiction for reluctant readers. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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