Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I kill the mockingbird

I KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD by Paul Acampora. Roaring Brook, 2014.

Lucy, Elena, and Michael are pleased to see that TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of their choices for summer reading. It is already one of their favorite books and one that their late beloved teacher Fat Bob loved, too. They know all too well, though, that not everyone is psyched about reading the book and hatch a plan to make TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD irresistible. A little help from the internet, some "misplaced" copies in bookstores, and soon their "I kill the mockingbird" plan has gone viral. Will the consequences be something with which the three can live? Will there be other repercussions? This novel considers all things literary and some very non-literary things as well as, over the course of a summer, demand for the book increases, a friendship is on the way to possibly becoming something more, and a town witnesses some magic.

The literary references are sure to please readers who are well read, but all readers are certain to find an element of connection in this novel about books, reading, teachers, love, cancer, small towns, and more.

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