Thursday, July 1, 2010

Crunch by Leslie Connor

Crunch by Leslie Connor
Katherine Tegen Books
March 2010
330 pgs.

The oldest Mariss brother, fourteen-year-old Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy crisis strands their parents far from home.

1 comment:

  1. This was an entertaining book--provocative because it challenges readers to think about a world in which gasoline is really valuable and most people try to use public transit or bicycles. Characters were sympathetic and fun but I didn't find this book rose above its subject. If it finds readers, and it should, it will be enjoyed and talked about by boys and girls--similar to Andrew Clements' books.