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With lots of humor and a compelling mystery, this middle grade book is about 12-year-old reluctant reader Derek Fallon. He really loathes reading, and draws illustrations of words he doesn't understand. Derek is horrified to discover that he is going to be sentenced to a grueling summer reading list along with time at the odious Learning Camp. But once he's at camp, he actually finds it enjoyable. At the same time, he's trying to understand why a newspaper article about a dead girl from years ago bothers his mother so much. While MY LIFE AS A BOOK may remind readers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, there's depth here. With appealing line drawings by the author's son.
Summer’s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting unusual investigations. But when Derek’s parents get tired of cleaning up after his “fun,” they decide to send him to Learning Camp. His entire summer is ruined! Until Derek starts digging into a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), and he realizes that this summer may not be so bad after all. . . .
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Books + Libraries, Social Issues / Friendship, Family / Parents
Age Range: 9-12 years
Street Date: September 13, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-9406