The Mostly True Story of Jack
The Mostly True Story of Jack
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Annotation: Jack is practically invisible at home, but when his parents send him to Hazelwood, Iowa, to spend a summer with his odd aunt and uncle, he suddenly makes friends, is beaten up by the town bully, and is plotted against by the richest man in town.
Catalog Number: #72198
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Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2012
Pages: 319 pages
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-05672-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-72243-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-05672-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-72243-9
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2010044934
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 65,760
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.0 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 145484 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.5 / points:17.0 / quiz:Q55249
Lexile: 740L
Newbery Medal-winner Kelly Barnhill's debut novel is an eerie tale of magic, friendship, and sacrifice.

Enter a world where magic bubbles just below the surface. . . .

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time. When he arrives, he begins to make actual friends for the first time in his life-but the town bully beats him up and the richest man in town begins to plot Jack's imminent, and hopefully painful, demise. It's up to Jack to figure out why suddenly everyone cares so much about him. Back home he was practically... invisible.

The Mostly True Story of Jack is a stunning debut novel about things broken, things put back together, and finding a place to belong.

"There's a dry wit and playfulness to Barnhill's writing that recalls Lemony Snicket and Blue Balliett...a delightfully unusual gem." --Los Angeles Times

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