Read this Book

July 23, 2006 erinstine

Ok, this is going to be quick because I’m not so good at the summing up of books, but you really should read Christopher Paul Curtis’ Bucking the Sarge.  It’s great.  I just finished it for 3 reasons:

1)I’m trying to finish my quota of books for my library’s summer reading club – when I finish I get a sweet sweet totebag

2)I’m planning on using it as a book club book this fall for my middle-grade (hee hee, Sonya, TWEENS) and I thought I should probably read it first

3)I am LOVING reading all these middle-grade/YA books because I move through them so dang quickly.  This one took me only a couple days and the one before (Blue Bloods, a cross between Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ stuff and the Gossip Girls) I think took me a maximum of 4-5 hours.

I read Curtis’ The Watsons Go to Birmingham for a class last year and, while it won a bunch of awards and I thought it was good, I have to say that Bucking the Sarge was MUCH better.  It was funny and smart and realistic and had a really satisfying ending.  That’s all I have to say about that – if you want a summary you’re going to have to go to Amazon or Novelist to get it.


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