ABSOLUTELY NORMAL CHAOS
New York : Harpercollins,
IL 5-8 RL 6.9
many of you have ever kept a diary? Okay, how many of you have had
to keep a journal before, something your teacher assigned you? Was it exciting
or was it boring? That's OK, you can tell me the truth, your teacher
won't get mad at you, s/he will get mad at me. Well if you haven't
had to keep a journal, let me tell you, it's kind of boring. Which is exactly
what Mary Lou Finney feels like-Bor-ing! Plus she has to keep the
journal over the entire summer! And she doesn't even know the difference
between a diary and a journal. So it looks like a pretty boring journal
with bizarre family boring stuff until Carl Ray comes along. Carl
Ray, who doesn't talk, who can't even make his own bed (Mary Lou has to
make it for him), who can't get a job and eats everything in sight.
Until a neighbor dies, and Carl Ray inherits a ring, and the mystery begins!
(Stacy Charlesbois, Adult & Young Adult Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)
Homesickness -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Cousins -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
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