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Just Desserts Book Discussion-Spring Arbor

02/06/2012 12:00 pm

 

We have challenged ourselves this month.

Book review: Dope sick by Walter Dean Myers

    Recommended by a teacher, the book Dope sick is based in the realism found in many of the popular urban fiction titles. But Myers gives the nod to acclaimed South American writers Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez by adding magical realism to his usual NYC inner-city setting. It opens with a young man, Lil J, on the run from the police with a bullet in his arm. Then the book takes a detour into fantastic realms when Lil J runs into an abandoned building.

Audiobook review: Dog on it: a Chet & Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn

    Jacket cover: Dog on itA funny!  I was delighted  to discover that the book Dog on it by Spencer Quinn was a hoot.  Not expecting anything beyond a cozy PI book, Dog on it turned out to be one of the better reads this year. This series is told by Chet the Jet, an almost K9 trained mutt.

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