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Friday, October 18, 2013

Great book for 'Tweens

The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill

The Mostly True Story of Jack

By: Kelly Barnhill

Genre: Juvenile fiction

Pages: 319

Published: 2011

Read: October

3 out of 5

This book is for fans of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Tweens will be attracted to the premise of Jack’s story because it is mysterious and the kids know more than the adults in this story.  The chapters are short and catchy to keep the readers interest.  Jack is a boy who feels invisible to everyone- even his parents. He has never even seen a photograph of himself - that is until he abandoned by his mom to his aunt's and uncle's house. People begin to acknowledge him and he finds a photo of himself. Something is strange, Jack just isn't sure what it is or why? However, with the help of his new friends in his aunt’s and uncle’s town the mystery will be solved.  The only downfall to this book is there are a lot of characters and plots so the younger readers may have trouble following along as the story develops.

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