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Return to Augie Hobble

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Staff Review: "Return to Augie Hobble" by Lane Smith

★★★★★

Augie’s life is like a strange, really bad fairy tale—literally. His parents own an amusement park he works at called Fairy Tale Place which they are struggling to keep going. He is bullied at school, has failed Creative Arts and needs to redo his final project, and the girl he likes barely knows he’s alive. On top of all this, his best friend Britt dies while on vacation and he feels responsible. After all, there may have been peanuts in the cookie he gave him before he left. The graphic sections of this book are a real plus giving us even more insight into Augie’s world. This is a funny, sad, sweet, imaginative tween novel about a middle school boy struggling with his identity and life’s challenges and possibilities.

Audience: children, tweens | Genre: fiction

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