The Absolute Value of Mike, by Kathryn Erskine

Summary:  Fourteen-year-old Mike, whose father is a brilliant mathematician but who has no math aptitude himself, spends the summer in rural Pennsylvania with his elderly and eccentric relatives Moo and Poppy, helping the townspeople raise money to adopt a Romanian orphan.

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for reading The Absolute Value of Mike! And thanks for reading all of these wonderful books — it’s heartening to see so much reading going on. Summer is a great time for books and ice cream, or Snickerdoodles, or chocolate, or … well, you get the idea. Enjoy!

    Some books I’ve been enjoying:
    Okay for Now, Gary Schmidt
    The Year of Goodbyes, Debbie Levy
    Water Balloon, Audrey Vernick
    Hound Dog True, Linda Urban

  2. Overall, I enjoyed this book, I really felt like I had a connection with the charaters. The plot was brilliant. Until the end. For Kathryn Ersksine: Do you think there will be a sequel? I felt that the ending left off near the most important part of the book.

  3. I did really enjoy this book, but at the beginning I was a little bit confused, and a few times I think I missed a few details.

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