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Friday, April 19, 2013

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Reviewed By: M.S.
In the summer before Cullen's senior year, a birdwatcher thinks he spots a species of woodpecker that was thought to be extinct in Lily, Arkansas, turning this small dull town into a circus. But nothing is more startling to Cullen than the realization that his brother Gabriel, who he loves so dearly, has suddenly disappeared.This story follows Cullen as he navigates his way through finding and losing love, holding his family together, and getting his way into adulthood.
Why I Picked it Up: It was on my school's read for a lifetime list and I thought it was interesting.
Why I Finished It: Just to find out if they find Gabriel or not.
I’d Give this Book To: I don't recommend this book. It was quite a boring book and not interesting at all. The only reason I finished was so I could know the end but it was a boring process to find that answer out.

**Librarian Side Note** Did you know this book won the 2012 Printz Award, which is given to "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit". So even though this reviewer didn't like the book, someone somewhere did, because that was not the only award it won. Remember, not every book can be your favorite, but don't let that stop you from reading more!

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