Thursday, September 05, 2013

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.


The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.
by Greg Pincus
Arthur A. Levine Books (on shelves September 24, 2013)
review ARC compliments of the publisher

There is so much to love about this book! 

First of all, the main character's favorite thing to do in his free time is...WRITE! Gregory K. and his friend Kelly get together after school to write, they trade notebooks and read each other's work, then write some more.

The second great thing about this book is Gregory's math teacher, Mr. Davis, a teacher worthy of a spot on our 100 Cool Teachers in Children's Literature list! When Gregory is in danger of failing math, Mr. Davis doesn't make him do more math, he plays to Gregory's strength and has him keep a math journal. Brilliant!

The third great thing is that there's lots of PIE in this book...along with the pi.

Here's the deal with Gregory and math -- he's the only person in his family who doesn't eat, sleep, breathe and live for math. And here's the deal with author Greg Pincus -- he tangles his character up in so many problems, the reader just about can't believe things will ever work out for him.

This is a fabulous debut novel!! More, Mr. Pincus, MORE!!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Just added it to my list--Thanks!

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  2. Heading over to buy it now!

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  3. Sounds like an excellent choice for my library...heading over to get it now.

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  4. Can't wait to read it. Congrats, Greg!

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