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The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special by Ben Boquelet
Anna's Corn by Barbara Santucci
The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
Boy Dumplings by Ying Chang Compestine
Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates
Camera and Lens by Ansel Adams
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cleopatra in Space: The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack
Draw! by Raúl Colón
Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
I Love Him to Pieces by Evonne Tsang
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral by Kelly Thompson
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Scarecrow Magic by Ed Masessa
The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood
The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Tagged by Diane C. Mullen
This Land I Love: Waterloo County by Carl Hiebert
Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems
Witches' Bane by Susan Wittig Albert
XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex

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April 2017 Inclusive Reading Report
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 01)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 08)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 15)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 22)
Mapping the roads of the American nightmare
Read Our Own Books - April 2017

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Six Impossible Things: 05/18/17

Six Impossible Things by by Fiona Wood

Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood is about a teenage boy and his mom trying to adjust to a complete change in fortune. Dan's parents are recently divorced because his Dad has come out as gay. Now they've moved into a house they've inherited (more or less) and Mom is struggling to keep her wedding cake company afloat.

Dan does his best to cope by working through a list of things he wants to do — a list things that seem impossible. On that list is getting to know the girl next door better.

Six Impossible Things isn't my first list driven YA but it has a bunch of other things working for it. There's the old house — which I kept picturing as Phryne Fisher's house but in modern times (I know, different city). There are tons of things in there to be discovered.

Then there is the mother's catering business. It's not going well but starting afresh is always tough. I liked her pluck, her resolve, and her unusual cake ideas.

I think this book would be a good fit for readers who also enjoyed:

Four stars

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