Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Heartwarming and Hilarious Tale That Will Appeal To All Ages

The Not-So-Great Depression: In Which the Economy Crashes, My Mom Goes Broke, My Sister’s Plans Are Ruined, My Dad Grows Vegetables, and I Do Not Get A Hamster by Amy Goldman Koss (Roaring Brook Press, 2010, 266pp.)

Ninth grader Jacki couldn’t care less about the “Great Recession” that’s affecting the entire country. All she cares about is watching cute animal videos on YouTube and hanging out with her best friend. But when her mom loses her job, she’s in for a major wake-up call. Suddenly, she and her sibs have no nanny to pick them up after school. There’s no gardener to cut the grass, no maid to clean up after them, and they just might have to sell their house! How will her family survive? Flanked by a lively, well-rounded supporting cast, Jacki proves to be a quirky, charming, and memorable heroine with a fresh, original voice. This heartwarming and hilarious tale set in the current economic crisis is one that will appeal to all ages. Recommended for Ages 13-15.

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