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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Last Summer of the Death Warriors - Francisco Stork

Somehow I never got this entry published, even though I finished the book a long time ago. I listened to this book, and I was really, really hoping for a book that was even better than the amazing Marcelo in the real World by this author. However, while this book was quite excellent, it was no Marcelo. Strengths of this book: it is realistic in dealing with terminal illness, has strong friendships, thoughtful internal dialogue, great allusion, great quest. Weaknesses: a little too ethereal for middle level readers and allusion will be totally lost on them. Would recommend this book to thoughtful high school readers.

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