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Review: 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is a mad scientist. I imagine him, even now, sitting in his writing laboratory playing with every imaginable ingredient and coming up with another brilliant concoction of literary gold. This might sound like the delusions of a raving fanatic or a particularly…

Thoughts: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith So, this is the way the world ends.  Not with a bang, but with a …uh… clacking-buzzing sorta sound? Yes, I think T.S. Eliot would be proud of Andrew Smith’s newest wasteland, which is to say, an average, all-American,…

Review: The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 34 This review may contain minor spoilers. Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Poor Jack.  Sixteen years old and still a virgin.  Then, in one night, he has the opportunity…

Review: Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 32 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Ghost Medicine is Andrew Smith’s debut novel and, though there are some similarities to his later works (elements of danger, young protagonists, brotherly relationships…

Wrap-Up: Stick by Andrew Smith

So, we have come to the end of Book 2 in our Andrew Smith Summer reading plan!  I don’t know about you, but I have had a great experience with both books (In the Path of Falling Objects and Stick) so far.  I’m really…

DISCUSSION: STICK BY ANDREW SMITH (PART 3)

Welcome to the Discussion Post for Part 3 (Pages 107-216) of Stick by Andrew Smith.   1.  In the first part of “Next”, we meet three new characters: Aunt Dahlia, Evan and Kim.  These three seem clearly different from those in Bosten & Stick’s home world…

DISCUSSION: STICK BY ANDREW SMITH (PART 2)

Welcome to the Discussion Post for Part 1 (Pages 60-103) of Stick by Andrew Smith.   1.  Early in Part 2, Stick compares his mother to two women, first to Emily (comparing their bathrooms) and then to Mrs. Lohman (Stick’s mom with a cigarette & knife…

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