Monday, February 28, 2011
Slob, by Ellen Potter
That's the kind of book you THINK this is going to be. But it ends up being so, so much more. Without being preachy, Slob is all about how truly mysterious people are, and how deceiving appearances can be. Even your trusty, brainy narrator may be hiding a secret or two.
Pros: Too many to list, but here is an example. Owen's little sister, Jeremy, is a member of a club called GWAB. You eventually learn that GWAB stands for Girls Who Are Boys, and that Jeremy's actual name is Caitlin. But Owen doesn't explain all of this to you right away, because that's not how kids do.
Cons: I've got nothin'. My love affair with Ellen Potter rages on.
Recommended for: Fans of When You Reach Me and other great funny/sad J literature. I would put this in the hands of just about any 5th or 6th grade boy. Girls too, but especially boys.
Posted by librarianista at 12:00 PM