Sunday, January 29, 2012
FAR FROM NORMAL by Kate Klise
Young Charles Harrisong, an aspiring writer, wrote the family's story which was then published in a well-known magazine. Cause for celebration except for the fact that a corporation known as Bargain Bonanza accused Charles and his family of causing a substantial decrease in their sales.
Using a bit of legal trickery, the company has the Harrisong family signing on the dotted line to become the company's spokes family. On the surface this seems to be the chance of a lifetime, but you know what they say about something being too good to be true.
Bargain Bonanza exploits Charles and his family until Charles decides to take matters into his own hands. His clever plan doesn't quite do the trick, but he learns that if his family works together they can accomplish what it takes to put a giant corporation in its place.
Fans of Kate Klise will enjoy this continuation of the Harrisong family story. Both books are great selections for middle grade readers.