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Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix: 07/28/12
As is so typical for me, I ended up reading the second book in the series, Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix by Graham Salisbury first.
In this one, Calvin still isn't happy with having to give up his bedroom to the girl from Texas. She picks on him constantly and makes home life for him hell since his mom is too busy to notice how much of a bully she is. He decides to convince her to go home by making her life as miserable as possible.
Calvin knows she's allergic to cats. So he sneaks the neighbor's cat into his old room and lets it lounge on her pillow. What he doesn't realize is just how allergic she is. The prank gets out of hand and Calvin is faced with the consequences of his desire for revenge.
With her birthday coming up, Calvin decides it's time to be the better person and make amends with a nice birthday gift. Most of the book centers on his efforts to cobble together the money to buy her what she wants most.
Along the way he has to deal with school bullies, his own bad luck and many other typical kid problems. All of this is set against a Hawaiian setting that feels genuine with out being exotic.
Comment #1: Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 01:18:33
I read this a couple of years ago and I remember realy enjoying it-good writing and some humorous moments although not my fave book because I can't remember all that much about it.
Comment #2: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:09:11
I found it a strong read, albeit a predictable one in places, up until the big game. Then it just sort of fell apart for me.