A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very... Dead End-esque
.. though as good as it was, it didn't quite measure up.
It was fun, quick, witty, with a strong voice and loveable characters. It was fun to see their grandma huff and puff and then quietly show her good-as-gold heart. I especially thought Richard Peck did an amazing job making it sound like a good ol' boy was telling the story without making it seem forced, awkward, and lame. He did awesome. AWESOME.
I definitely recommend this book (slightly older kids... it does talk about a bloated, bloody body and a few other such things that I wouldn't recommend for first grade listeners).
I declare it not a waste of time.
I am excited to read the next book, "A Year Down Yonder".
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