Word Nerd

by Susin Nielsen | Teens |
ISBN: 088776990X Global Overview for this book
Registered by Minerva101 of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 1/26/2011
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31 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I really enjoyed this book! My first reaction was `Yay! a Canadian novel that`s not about an orphan in the arctic! Yaay!`
I think I liked the main character alot because he kind of reminds me of me as a teen(though I am not a boy and I don`t have a nut allergy) and he kind of reminds me of my own son who is currently a teen(and yes he`s a boy, but no nut allergy).
Yes - the book is a little message driven, but honestly it doesn't take away from the story for me and the writing is just very good. And after I read it I went out and bought myself a pair of purple corduroys. Yup - totally stylin`!
My favorite line `He has no filters`- `He just says what comes into his head.`
:)

Product Description:
Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described “friendless nerd,” he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich — even though they know he has a deathly allergy — Ambrose is philosophical. Irene, however, is not and decides that Ambrose will be home-schooled.Alone in the evenings when Irene goes to work, Ambrose pesters Cosmo, the twenty-five-year-old son of the Greek landlords who live upstairs. Cosmo has just been released from jail for breaking and entering to support a drug habit. Quite by accident, Ambrose discovers that they share a love of Scrabble and coerces Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where Cosmo falls for Amanda, the club director. Posing as Ambrose’s Big Brother to impress her, Cosmo is motivated to take Ambrose to the weekly meetings and to give him lessons in self-defense. Cosmo, Amanda, and Ambrose soon form an unlikely alliance and, for the first time in his life, Ambrose blossoms. The characters at the Scrabble Club come to embrace Ambrose for who he is and for their shared love of words. There’s only one problem: Irene has no idea what Ambrose is up to.In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who’s searching for acceptance and for a place to call home

Journal Entry 2 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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This book is officially travelling as a ring. I delivered it to rureading today. The shipping list is as follows:
rureading CAN (will ship int`l)
slb453 US (will ship int`l)
minesayn US (pref US or CAN)
JudySlump612 US (will ship int`l)
klaradyn S.AFRICA (will ship int`l)
penelopewanders EU (pref EU)
Deesse EU (pref EU)
Tsjara EU (will ship int`l)
footymadgill UK (will ship int`l)
Vedranaster EU (will ship int`l)



Looking forward to the JE`s :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I enjoy a game of Scrabble, and the kid's toque on the cover looks cool... should be a good read. Thanks for the tea-chat-bookswap this afternoon, Minerva101.

Journal Entry 4 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 07, 2011
N I P N O I O
nip, poi, pi, pin, ion, inion, inn, noon, in, no, on, pinion, poo
OPINION

I loved this book with great characters and an engaging story that ended too soon - I wanted more! The descriptions of the landlords upstairs, reminded me of my childhood friends' homes, only the ethnicity was Italian, not Greek, but the love of food and hospitality was the same, and the plastic slipcovers on the couch.
I relived my holiday in Vancouver through the author's descriptions of Granville Market; I wish I had enough Airmiles for a quick vacation.
Thanks again, Minerva101, for a great book.

Journal Entry 5 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 07, 2011

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I trudged through 4 inches of snow this morning to mail this book to slb43 in sunny Florida.
(..&*%$.. lucky book) :)

Journal Entry 6 by slb453 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Monday, February 14, 2011
Received today! Thank you, Rureading, for the lovely postcards! That was so thoughtful of you! And thank you, Minerva101, for starting this ring! I am looking forward to reading this! :)

Journal Entry 7 by slb453 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
O S I F N C S N O E
coif, neon, fin, sine, onion, confine
CONFESSION

Confession: I am a Word Nerd. ;)

As an avid player of Literati, the free version of Scrabble on Yahoo, I was instantly intrigued when Minerva101 offered this book up as a ring on the forum. The idea of a novel about a Scrabble club was too unique to pass up.

The novel was so engaging I could hardly put it down. I felt for our poor protagonist Ambrose almost instantly, with his imitation Nikes (Ikes) from Chinatown and his hot pink fanny pack that his mother forced him to carry his Epipen around in. How could you not sympathize for him having to go to middle school like that?

The author does a good job with characterization, from Ambrose having no verbal filter, to his overprotective mother, to the school bullies that Ambrose refers to as The Three Stooges, and of course, Ambrose's ex-con neighbor Cosmo. There's a lot of humor, but the background of the story was grounded with reality. The author paints a realistic picture of just why Ambrose's mother became so neurotic and overprotective--it's hard to blame her after the tragedy she went through with her husband. The writing reminded me a little bit of Louis Sachar but for a slightly older crowd.

Thanks for sharing this book with us! I contacted the next person on the list for their address.

Journal Entry 8 by slb453 at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Shipped today by Media Mail to minesayn in Ohio!

Journal Entry 9 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Received in the mail today...it is a book ring book (thanks for Minerva101 for starting it and slb453 for sending it to me) that I will read and pass on.

Journal Entry 10 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Saturday, March 19, 2011
I M P R E S S E D
imp, press, dress, see, spree, me, perm, prim, reed, rim, dim, dims, seed, red, reed

Probably a few more words, but ultimately I was impressed with the story and loved reading it. Cute characterizations, especially Ambrose as he is a "word nerd"...like me! Like Ambrose's way of saying what he thinks (no filters). I'm so glad I got to read this novel. Thanks Minerva101 for starting this book ring!

Journal Entry 11 by wingminesaynwing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Monday, March 21, 2011

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Sending onto the next reader in the ring...really cute book; glad to have read this one! Thanks for Minerva101 for this book written by a Canadian author that is NOT about an orphan in the Arctic

Journal Entry 12 by JudySlump612 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, March 24, 2011
Arrived today, and oh, doesn't it look good! Plus all the clever JE's. Hmm, I'll have to see what I can come up with. DrSlump will probably want to read this too. No problem, he can do 256 pages, and he deserves it after all the snow shoveling he's been doing.

Journal Entry 13 by DrSlump612 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
VUERDEDO
dove,red,our,rove,dour,ever,deer,reed,rude,vee,rev,deed,dree,ore,roe,ree,doer
DEVOURED
I devoured this in about three days. Yes, it does remind one of Louis Sachar. I think
this may be the first Canadian YA book I've read. Very funny and believable.
(Are there a lot of Canadian YA books about orphans in the arctic? I guess we don't
get 'em down here - only Farley Mowat and Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Journal Entry 14 by JudySlump612 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, April 01, 2011
D L H L F U G E I T
fluid, deft, thug, thud, held, lithe
DELIGHTFUL

Like rureading, I wanted more! Minerva101, can you and your son look around and find any more books like this to share? Don't know if I can find any purple cords in my size, but I can easily knit the striped toque. This is also nice because I'm going to Vancouver this August, which will now be an extra treat.

I really liked and believed in all the characters (except the Three Stooges, of course), and was completely swept up in the plot. My only quibble is that at the end Ambrose comes up with a great insight about his mom, and of course he's spot on. Since he's previously been pretty oblivious to social cues, I'm not sure how credible that is. On the other hand, he's been prepared by noticing someone else's possibly similar situation. When I mentioned this to DrSlump, he looked at me at said, "This is YA, what do you expect?"

Anyway, this was a great pleasure to read. Thank you, Minerva101, for sharing it!

Journal Entry 15 by JudySlump612 at sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 01, 2011

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Mailed first class to klaradyn today

Journal Entry 16 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Arrived today. Thanks for sending, JudySlump612, and for starting the ring, Minerva101. Can't wait to read this one!

Journal Entry 17 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Nevermind the orphans in the Arctic, it was a treat to read a good YA novel that is not concerned with the supernatural, or with bratty teenage girls (I noticed those themes a lot when looking for books for the YA VBB).

I echo what other readers have said about the great characterisation, with the possible exception of Irene, who I felt came close to a stereotype of a protective mom at times – her protectiveness just felt irrational and overdone at times. But I suppose it was necessary for the story.

Also, I liked the character of Cosmo, who shows teen readers that good people can get trapped in bad situations, but that it's possible to overcome problems.

Journal Entry 18 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Sent today to penelopewanders. I used surface mail, so the book may take quite a while to get there.

Journal Entry 19 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Thursday, May 19, 2011
Yet another ring which arrived along with others... thanks so much for making this available - hopefully the traffic jam of rings won't mean that I'm too long in sending.

Journal Entry 20 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, June 03, 2011
Here as a ring, this story ended up drawing me in and I was turning pages until I noticed I'd finished - and it was way past my bedtime. Interesting characters, interesting dynamic... May or may not be something to do with a class...
I have the next address and will try to send it on after the weekend. Thanks so much for drawing attention to this little pearl!

Journal Entry 21 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (6/14/2011 UTC) at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland

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So what's the title of the book about the orphan in Alaska?? all kidding aside, this is now on its way to Alsace and I've ordered a copy for our school library...
Thanks so much for making this one available, great discovery!

Journal Entry 22 by DEESSE at Erstein, Alsace France on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Found this book yesterday in my letterbox - thanks, penelopewanders, for sending it on.
I hope that I'll be able to read it soon with the stress of the last school weeks going on. Looks like a nice holiday read!

Journal Entry 23 by DEESSE at Erstein, Alsace France on Friday, July 29, 2011
Finally I read it before the holidays - and I liked it a lot!

I can't say anything else than all the other JEies before, just that I think it's a very good book for teenagers who are being bullied like Ambrose. It shows that there's always a solution. I might buy a copy for our class library too.

I also liked the way Ambrose finally told his mum that he doesn't want to move - again! With no filters! I was happy for him that he found friends in the Scrabble club.

I've already Tsjara's address and will send it on next week.

Thanks, Minerva101, for letting me discover this great book!

Journal Entry 24 by DEESSE at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 01, 2011

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On its way to Tsjara in the Netherlands - happy reading!

Journal Entry 25 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Arrived here safely. Thanks for sending the book DEESSE, and your card! This looks good, looking forward to read it (though it will have to wait a bit, till I finish a couple other bookrings). Thanks Minerva, for sharing the book!

Journal Entry 26 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Enjoyed this one a lot. It's well written, easy to read (I just kept turning pages) and had me laughing out loud quite a few times. The characters are great, and I especially liked the relationship between Ambrose and Cosmo. And a happy ending is always nice of course :)


This book is now on its way to footymadgill. Enjoy!


Journal Entry 27 by footymadgill at Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thanks Tsjara, the book has arrived safely. It is next on my pile to read.

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I really enjoyed this book....only one problem, I keep looking at words and making other words out of them!

footymadgill - foot, mad, loot, loftily, family, gloomily, modify....just to name a few.

I have posted the book on to Vedranaster.

Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 29 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Friday, September 30, 2011

Word Nerd arrived this morning. Thanks for posting, footymadgill, and all other readers! And, of course, Minerva101 - thank you for sharing . :)

Looking forward to reading the book. I've got one ring book to finish before this one, so it shouldn't stay with me for too long.


Journal Entry 30 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, November 10, 2011

ENTERTAINING
entering ring getting get retaining retain tin ting tinge tint tinting nit age anger angering...

I caught a few free evenings and finally got to reading this sweet book. I really enjoyed it and it kept me turning the pages to see what happens next. One can feel at times that the target audience are teens or young adults, but, for me, that really doesn't take away from the book. I loved Ambrose and his unstoppable mind and mouth. So, as Minerva101 said, my favourite lines are also "He has no filters. He just says what comes into his head." :)

Thank you for sharing Minerva101, and for letting me delay this lovely novel before it made its way home again. Being the last in line, I'll be sending Ambrose back to you some time next week.

Journal Entry 31 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Monday, December 05, 2011

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The book is on its way back home. Thanks for sharing this delightful read, Minerva101! :)

Journal Entry 32 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, December 20, 2011
After 10 months of travel and quality visits with several wonderful Bookcrossers, Word Nerd has arrived safely at home :)
Thank you so much to everyone who participted in this bookring - I really enjoyed reading the journal entries!

I am going to keep this book at home to enjoy Christmas and then I will see about sharing it with a few more Bookcrossers at our monthly Calgary Bookcrossing meeting in January.

Happy Holidays Everyone!
:)

Journal Entry 33 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 14, 2012

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I am taking this super-cool, well read and well travelled book with me to the Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting at the Joshua Tree Cafe to circulate amongst my fellow, local Bookcrossing friends :)

Journal Entry 34 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 15, 2012
Picked up from the Calgary meetup!

Journal Entry 35 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This was a delightful little read - perfect for my bus commute last week! I especially enjoyed it given my victorious use of the word "faeborn" on a triple word score against my excellent scrabble player uncle. (google was on my side)

So good that Minera101 reccomended my mom buy her own personal copy, but this one will go to her first before heading back to the group.

Journal Entry 36 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Given to singsong to take to the Feb meeting after she drops me at the airport - if only my flight left an hour or two later I could go too! Last month was awesome everyone and I'll miss you all!

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 37 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, February 12, 2012
...and now I have it, I just might have to read it before my girls do. Thank you for insisting I read this.

Journal Entry 38 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, February 12, 2012
What a great book! I loves the fact that it takes place in western Canada. I had a lovely Sunday morning so far, I made fresh bread from scratch with my 11 yr old, relaxed with Ambrose, Cosmos, Scrabble and fresh coffee as my family enjoyed their Sunday morning around me. Thanks so much for the chance to read this gem. Passing it on to my girls now.

Journal Entry 39 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Both my daughter and I really enjoyed this book, thank you for this opportunity. It will be released at the bookcrosser's meetup today.

Journal Entry 40 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 11, 2012
Grabbed at get together

Journal Entry 41 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, April 26, 2012
I actually have my own copy of the book, as my daughter thought I would want it for my own collection, but I got the BCID so I could blog it. Her style reminds me of Andrew Clements with the quirky characters. Interesting collection of characters and how they interact. It was an enjoyable read and I will have to pass this on to my friend who is a scrabble whiz so she and her Mom can both read it (they whip me pretty good when I play them!)

Journal Entry 42 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 19, 2012
W M E E S O A
me, so, as, we, ma, ow, owe, ewe, see, saw, was, woe, same, mews, meows
AWESOME

A very quick, fun, easy read. I loved it!

Thanks for the awesome read!

Journal Entry 43 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 09, 2012

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Released at Joshua Tree Cafe get together

Journal Entry 44 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 10, 2012
Picked up at the June Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting.

Journal Entry 45 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 09, 2012
I definitely liked the book, it was very heart-warming. I loved Cosmo's character and his relationship with Ambrose and Amanda. I'm not sure I totally bought Ambrose's mother though. While we were definitely seeing her through Cosmo's eyes he seemed to be so open minded towards other people, but just wouldn't seem to give her a break, so she really came off as just over-the-top and a bit nuts.

Journal Entry 46 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Taken to Christmas in July at the Joshua Tree.

Journal Entry 47 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, July 15, 2012
Picked up this book at the Calgary BookCrossing July meet-up. I actually have a peanut allergy so this book is totally awesome even before I've read a word.

Journal Entry 48 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Awesome book. Ambrose is written as a wonderfully believable 12 year old boy. And we're all nerds at heart; we all love something with a passion. I love that the books enforces that message. It's not horrible if you're different.

And a nut allergy that isn't a joke! Anaphylaxis is no laughing matter. Hey, that'd make for a good Scrabble word...

Journal Entry 49 by locker-monster at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, September 07, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (9/8/2012 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing this book at the Calgary BookCrossing September meet-up. If it didn't go home with someone, it's on the bookshelf.

Journal Entry 50 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 08, 2012
Once again I came home with too many books. Adding this one to the to be read mountain!

Journal Entry 51 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, December 03, 2012
I started reading this book while I was waiting for a friend to show up for coffee and just got sucked in... What a great book! I just want to go and get a scrabble board and play... perhaps some of the other Calgary Crossers would care to join me... Thank you so much for passing along this book, it was exactly what I needed.

Journal Entry 52 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 08, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (12/8/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to today's meetup. Hopefully it will find a new reader there...

Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month at the Joshua Tree Cafe starting at 11am. New Crossers are always welcome.

Journal Entry 53 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, December 09, 2012
Picked up at the December meet-up of Calgary BookCrosssers at the Joshua Tree Café.

Can't wait to read, so it's now at the top of the pile!

Journal Entry 54 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 22, 2012
Fabulous: afoul, flabs, flubs, foals, fouls, loafs, slab, slob, sobful, soul, sulfa, usual

Fabulous book! I sat down and started reading as soon as I got home from the December meet-up!

Journal Entry 55 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (1/12/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing at the January Calgary BookCrosser meet-up at the Joshua Tree Café.

Journal Entry 56 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, January 14, 2013
Picked up at monthly bookcrossing meeting. Looks cute!

Journal Entry 57 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Loved the book. And it was timely as I finished the book on the airplane to Vancouver. Nice to read about the places that I knew.

Loved Ambrose. I love kids because they speak there mind without judgement.


Journal Entry 58 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2013

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I am taking this book to our monthly bookcrossers meet up at the Joshua Tree Cafe - the second Saturday of every month- to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 59 by Sin85 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2013
Picked it up at the book-crossing meeting at Joshua tree cafe.

Journal Entry 60 by Sin85 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 11, 2013
I was surprised at how much I liked this book; Ambrose is funny and not afraid to be himself (which seemed to get him in trouble at times haha). Very cute!

Journal Entry 61 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Picked this up at the May bookcrossing meeting. After reading all the journal entries it may have to go to the top of my TBR pile.

Journal Entry 62 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Fully enjoyed this book and finished just in time for Canada Day. The characters were engaging and funny and sweet. It was also fun to read about some of the places I know. Can't wait to pass this on to the next reader on the list.

Journal Entry 63 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (7/13/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to the July Book Crossing meeting to be enjoyed by the next reader on the list.

Journal Entry 64 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, July 14, 2013
I don't remember much about putting my name in this book, but I remember really looking forward to reading it. Finally in my hands!

Journal Entry 65 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
What an amazing story. I got caught up in it last night and couldn't go to sleep until I finished it at 2am.

I forgot how awkward it was to be a teenager. Boy am I glad that phase is over... But a story like this makes me wonder if I miss it sometimes.

Will be brought to the next Calgary bookcrossing meet up and handed off.

Journal Entry 66 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, September 15, 2013
picked up at BC meeting

Journal Entry 67 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 14, 2013
What a great book. I just love Ambrose's optimism and creativity. Enjoyed reading it so much. And peanut-free!

Journal Entry 68 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Will bring to BC meeting

Journal Entry 69 by elleray at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Fun! YA novel that would appeal to anyone. Nielsen has the knack of making her characters seem so real they could be sitting next to you on the bus! It also gave me a bit of a lesson in Scrabble with the cute chapter titles. It will be on its way to another lucky reader at the next Book Crossing meeting.

Journal Entry 70 by elleray at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (5/10/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Will pass this on at the next BookCrossing meeting at Cravings: May 10, 2014

Journal Entry 71 by nada50 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 10, 2014
Picked up at the May bookcrossing meetup

Journal Entry 72 by nada50 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I loved Ambrose character. Didn't like the mom too much - a little over the top. Back to the bookcrossing group.

Journal Entry 73 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, October 11, 2014
Picked this up at the Oct Calgary bookcrossing meetup.

Journal Entry 74 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 08, 2014
The kid was great -- he didn't remind me of myself specifically, but the book as a whole did trigger a bunch of flashbacks to when I was growing up.

I really liked this book and would recommend it to any scrabble nerds out there.

Journal Entry 75 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 08, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (11/8/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Bringing to the Calgary November BookCrossing meetup.

** EDIT **
Everyone this month has read this already. Will bring it back next month for Minerva01.

Journal Entry 76 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, December 28, 2014
I borrowed this book from my brother and really enjoyed it. What endearing characters! I read it while breast feeding my baby. It kept him latched on for a long time.

Journal Entry 77 by hovey at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 10, 2015
picked up at Book Crossing Jan 10/2014 Cravings

Journal Entry 78 by hovey at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (6/14/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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release back to Stacey Kondla

Journal Entry 79 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
This book is back in my hands.

Journal Entry 80 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 10, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (7/11/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to the July meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers, held at Cravings Market Restaurant.

Journal Entry 81 by claws-12 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 17, 2015
handed this at the July 11th meeting - at the strong recommendation of everybody in the book club

Journal Entry 82 by claws-12 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 27, 2015
can easily understand why it received the awards and the hype
a great book about the triumph of the underdog

Journal Entry 83 by claws-12 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 27, 2015
can easily understand why it received the awards and the hype
a great book about the triumph of the underdog

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