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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise by Gene Luen Yang
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Chi's Sweet Home 02 by Kanata Konami
Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi
Doctor Who: The Forgotten by Tony Lee
Empire State: A Love Story (or Not) by Jason Shiga
The Eternal Hourglass by Erica Kirov
Gem by Holly Hobbie
The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
The Last Suppers (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson
The Locket by Stacey Jay
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
On a Windy Night by Nancy Raines Day
One Of Those Days by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Piece of Mind by Rob Reger
The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Red Cat, Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond
Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
The Shadows by Jacqueline West
Son of Slappy by R.L. Stine
Sophie and the Next-Door Monsters by Chris Case
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Stuck on Earth by David Klass
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel
The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella
Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
Who's There? by Carole Lexa Schaefer

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

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




Stuck on Earth: 03/13/13

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Stuck on Earth by David Klass is about Ketchvar III doing reconnaissance work in the body of a teenage boy. His goal — decide if Earth should be annihilated. Ketchvar is a snail shaped and sized creature, small enough to slip into the head of Tom Filber.

Tom's isn't exactly happy. There's a lot of home stress — enough so that those who know Tom begin to suspect he's cracking under the pressure. Interestingly, Ketchvar begins to believe this story too.

Ketchvar, though, gets caught up in Tom's life and like Marc Chang of Fairly OddParents, grows to love Earth for all its dysfunction. For this reason, I imaged Chang's booming somewhat surfer dude voice as Ketchvar's.

I found the book a light and enjoyable read. There were a few moments that made me think — Tom's inner dialog with Ketchvar as a stand in for mental illness, and the environmental questions — is the world better off with or without mankind.

Marc Chang of Fairly OddParents

Recommended by Charlotte's Library

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