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Friday, June 19, 2015

CRENSHAW

 
 
 
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.
 
Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
 
CRENSHAW is Katherine Applegate's follow-up to her Newbery Medal winner, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. I was lucky enough to read an ARC. It took me just two reading sessions, which is unusual for me (I only have time for personal reading at night, and by then it's hard for me to stay awake long).
 
I'm still processing all of my feelings about this story, but please know that this is a gorgeous, heartbreaking book that made me smile, and cry, and hope. It is the very best kind of MG book, and I hope it reaches as many readers as possible. It's an important book to share. It comes out on September 22 of this year, and I hope you read it.
 
 
 


21 comments:

  1. What a great recommendation! I'll watch for it. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! FYI, I'm loving your book!

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation! Reminds me a bit of that old Jimmy Stewart movie, Harvey.

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    1. Yes! And the cover imagery is definitely reminiscent of that :)

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  3. Of your articles is very interesting and can add my insight. Thank you for the information.

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  4. Sounds very creative, Jess. Thanks for the reading "heads-up." Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. Can't wait to get a copy! Thanks, Jess!

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  8. I am adding this to my wish list - thanks!

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  9. This does seem like a special book, but then, I have a soft spot for imaginary friends.

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