Friday, November 5, 2010


Okay, first blog post. I'll start with Swindle by Gordan Korman.

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Gordon KormanIn this book the main character, 6th grader Griffin Bing, masterminds a plan to steal back a million dollar baseball card that he was swindled out of. He assembles a team of classmates who each have a special talent to get the card back. I first read this book as part of our library's Book Bunch program and it has been my one of my favorites ever since. I think maybe one of the reasons I like it so much is because the kids in the story stand up for themselves. They don't give up without a fight- even if the only people who know what they are doing are themselves. This book has a lot of things kids can relate to, from nosy adults to the prospect of moving. I recommend this book for kids ages nine and up. Author: Gordan Korman. Release date: 2008  On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 9 1/2.

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