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Reviews:
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
The Balloon Boy of San Francisco by Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Bandits of the Trace by Albert E. Cowdrey
The Book That Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean
Dragon's Teeth by Alex Irvine
Keys to the City by Joel Kostman
Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
Immaculate Deception by Courtney J. Webb
Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O Lee
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Out of Time by John Marsden
Promotion Denied by Joseph W. Hoffler
Scary Party by Sue Hendra
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis
Shadows on the Walls of the Cave by Kate Wilhelm
Shriek: An Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Swim to Me by Betsy Carter
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House #19) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Travesties by Giselle Renarde
War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley
The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for My One Hundred Adventures

My One Hundred Adventures cover art (Link goes to Powells)My One Hundred Adventures: 04/26/10

My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath has fourteen adventures and I suppose that's a blessing. Jane and her siblings live in a beach shack with their poet mother.

Jane divides her time with helping the local pastor who has wacky ideas on how to get the WORD out there. One of her schemes involves dropping Bibles from a hot air balloon. When she's not hanging out with the pastor, she's baby sitting, either her own siblings or a neighbor's. The different families make Jane question what it means to be a family. There's also a mysterious stranger and some other odds and ends that bring the book together.

The main character narrates her adventures with a lyrical language beyond her years. The novel has in that regards a Wonder Years feel. Polly Horvarth is also a poet so it makes sense for her protagonist to have an extra special way with words.

Although I enjoyed the book, it wasn't a perfect read. The plotting is a little slow sometimes. Other times I couldn't understand the choices some characters made.

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