Marcelo in the Real World

Reader: Luke M
Age: 15
Title: Marcelo in the Real World
Author: Francisco X Stork
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pub Date: Mar 1, 2009
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens' Top10: Yes
Did the cover reflect the contents: The cover reflected the contents and the tree house was interesting. What made it look like the "real world" was the electric wires
Recommend: Yes. It was recommended to me by a friend.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: It seemed realistic and how everyone reacted all differently seemed how it really would be. Also, his desire to be a horse groom that kept him working seemed true. I like how his relationships with people, especially Jasmine changed and how he learned about the cruelty of the world.
Did you finish: Yes
Age Range: 12-15
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Comments: I believe this book could replace "the curious incident of the dog in the night" as required reading for high school.

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