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Not surprisingly, Lucy, Elena, and Michael discover they've bitten off way more than they can chew. Between their relocation hijinks and the social media campaign they've launched, they've created a literary rebellion. Worried about being found out, Lucy also has to deal with her mother's cancer and her budding romance with Michael. As everything comes to a head, she'll have to come to terms with all the worries that plague her, including the biggie that looms just around the corner—high school. And then there's the reading revolution she's inadvertently caused ...
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora is a quick, quirky ode to the power of the written word. It's funny, uplifting, and hopefully, encouraging. Although they act a little too mature for their age (what modern teenager throws around references to Driving Miss Daisy and Johannes Gutenberg?), the kids at the center of the novel are sympathetic and interesting. Their plight makes for a compelling story that's refreshingly upbeat. I loved its focus on books and reading. Book nerds everywhere will agree: this fun, easy read should be on everyone's TBR list. You don't need to be a Mockingbird fan (but you should be) to enjoy this entertaining novel.
(Readalikes: Hm, I can't think of anything. You?)
If this were a movie, it would be rated:
for brief, mild language (no F-bombs) and vague references to rape
To the FTC, with love: Another library