Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Twelve-year-old Derek—a notoriously reluctant reader of everything but Calvin and Hobbes—would rather set the grass on fire with his sister's old sunlamp than tackle his summer reading list. More than that, though, he wants to figure out why his mom's acting so weird about the ten-year-old article he found from a Martha's Vineyard newspaper entitled "LOCAL GIRL FOUND DEAD ON BEACH." That mystery ... Read full review

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I didn't read this book but i think this is a very good book.

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i think this book is the best book i have ever read in my entire life it waas soooooooooooooooo AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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As a Language ARts and Reading teacher, my number one goal has always been to get students who think they don't like to read, to discover they do like to read. Often it is because they have no say in what they read. Other times it is because it is too difficult for them.
Derek is like this, he likes to read but not what others think he should read. He has been given a summer reading assignment. He is doing everything he can to avoid it. He stumbles across an old trunk in the attic with a newspaper article about a girl drowning at Martha's Vineyard. When he asks his mom about it she brushes the topic aside. Derek won't let it go until he finds out the absolute truth. Along the way to the truth he learns some tricks that will help him along the path to reading. I loved the way the book was set up and the little tips and tricks in there. I know a lot of reluctant readers who will really enjoy this book.

Review: My Life as a Book

User Review  - Nickolas E. - Goodreads

Independent read Nickolas Edwards Mrs. Toney My Life as a Book My independent read is My Life as a Book by Jake Tashjian. This is a standalone book, it is not in a series. The main character is Derek ... Read full review

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Most parents bribe their kids with food in order to get them to go on the toilet. Derek's mom bribes him with candy in order to get him to read books, "two chocolate chips per page" to be exact. It's ... Read full review

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