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Friday, January 10, 2014

First Juvenile novel of 2014...

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

By: Jordan Sonnenblink

Genre: J fiction

Pages: 273

Published: 2012

Audiobook: 4 CD's (4 hours 22 mins)

Read: January

4 out of 5

This story is narrated by a 13 year old boy, Steven, during the period of time when his family discovers that his 4 year old cuter than cute brother, Jeffrey,  has leukemia. He tells of his own struggles as the forgotten sibling and his family's troubles through the difficult time. Sonnenblink accomplishes this with humor and true to life circumstances.  Sonnenblink constructs a well written story and I appreciated the humor of Steven. The audio telling was professional and entertaining.  While this novel most likely will not interest adults, it is a great story for children 8 and up.  I believe this would be a great book for siblings of children dealing with cancer. It may just help them know that they are not alone.

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