Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Author Comments, Not Mock Newbery

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe, by Lutricia Clifton


Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with the father he never knew, a stepmother, and four half-brothers in Illinois, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he is making a better life for himself than he ever had with her.

Holiday House

Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Newbery Picks

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

Summary:  Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

Candlewick Press

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