Monday, August 10, 2009

SLOB by Ellen Potter

"My name is Owen Birnbaum, and I'm probably fatter than you are."

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Abstract: Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past to find out what happened the day his parents were killed.

Publisher: Philomel Books; 199 pages

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow. This was totally not what I expected. It was good, but not my favorite book this year. I liked the development of the story and how you don't feel stupid as you learn things throughout the book. The title was confusing to me until the last couple of chapters and I wished it made sense earlier. It was Nice but (in my opinion) Not Newbery.

Matt said...

This was a very good book. A little slow to start, but Owen is a fantastic character to follow through the book. The story gradually reveals itself, almost as if it were a very good mystery. The ending leaves the reader positive and feeling empowered, regardless of their own situation. It might not be a true contender, but a terrific read, nonetheless.