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Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
Dead City by James Ponti
The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
Dear Teen Me by E. Kristin Anderson
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Night California by Adam Gamble
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

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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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Comments for Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars

Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars: 05/27/14

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Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars is one of Daniel Pinkwater's earliest books. I read it because it was mentioned by Yggdrasil Birnbum in The Yggyssey.

Leonard Neeble, the main character, befriends a the new kid in school. He's bored to death, having also recently moved to this new town. Nothing ever seems to happen her and his boredom is bringing out the worst in him.

Alan Mendelsohn claims to be from Mars. Now in later Pinkwater books, out of the blue statements should be taken at face value. But this book doesn't carry itself with the same bravado so it's hard to tell if Alan and Leonard are telling things as they are.

Although this book has its diehard fans, it didn't pull me into its story as much as I was hoping or expecting. Alan for all his bizarre stories is actually rather boring. He doesn't tell his stories with the same panache as Yggdrasil does.

Two stars

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