Thursday, November 26, 2009


When a new family moves into Brandon's neighborhood, he notices they're quite strange. The boy, Leon, works constantly and is a wiz at math. With closer inspection, Brandon finds out that they have no parents, it's just the three of them. Brandon's determined to help, and help he shall!

This was an entertaining and inspiring story that shows us there's always more than one way to skin a cat.

Joe in Esopus

Brandon is the biggest and toughest kid in his small town school. He is feared as a bully, but he only pretends to be dumb as a bag of hammers so he can learn as much as possible about the people around him. When Leon, his sister Winnie, and their lively little brother Sam arrive in Kingsville, they are the only black people in the town. Everyone is curious about them -- where are they from, what do their parents do -- but when Brandon discovers the truth about their situation he decides to do what he can to protect them from harm.

This was a really great book and I know a lot of people who would love it. It teaches us that if you be yourself, you can get through anything.

Musfera in Esopus

An emotional story of a young man's friend who lives on his own through deception and struggles. A story of financial problems and worries.

Looks are deceiving, and there are times of forced adulthood . This is a fantastic book. I could not put it down while reading it. Grade A!

Richard in Philmont

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