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Flashback March 2008

A flashback to what I reviewed in March 2008:

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Quid Pro Quo by Vicki Grant. From my review: “Cyril is probably the youngest person to attend law school: “I started going to law school when I was ten years old.” But, wait for it – ”I love saying that. I love how people look at me like, this guy must be some kind of genius.” But, Cyril isn’t a genius. He’s the son of a teen mom; a girl who ran away from home, lived on the streets, and grew up as her son grew up. She’s only 15 years older than her son. And when his mother couldn’t afford a babysitter, Cyril came along to class with her. “You think math class is bad,” Cyril says. “Law school is unbelievably boring.” But it’s thanks to his quasi law school education that Cyril solves the mystery in Quid Pro Quo and saves his mother’s life.

Acceleration by Graham McNamee. From my review: “Duncan’s summer job seems boring; he’s working at the lost and found for the Toronto Transit Authority. OK, it doesn’t just seem boring; it actually is boring. There’s only so many times you can check out the lost sunglasses, practice with the abandoned golf clubs, read the books.  . . . Except this book is a journal. A bit hard to read. But then… It’s the journal of an almost serial killer. The almost killer recounts killing animals and stalking people, looking forward to his first murder. Can Duncan stop a murderer before he kills?

 

 

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About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is lizzy.burns@gmail.com.

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