Saturday, March 30, 2013

Double Dutch

Written by: Sharon M. Draper

First line: Delia and Randy are trying to focus on winning the double dutch tournament they've prepared so long for, and avoiding the creepy Tolliver twins, whose apparent threats on a popular talk show seem directed at the kids in their school. However, they both have big secrets that could ruin their chances at taking the championship: Delia has spent many years hiding the fact that she can't read, and Randy has gotten through the month hiding the fact that his father has disappeared and he's broke and living alone. Along with their friend Yolanda, a compulsive liar, they must face the hard truths and false fronts of their lives and discover that what a person presents on the outside is not always who they are on the inside.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You think it's a good idea to go on national television and make thinly veiled statements about people getting hurt.

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