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I’ve had trouble finding time to blog with all the back-to-school chaos, busy days at work, and hot days that only help to fry my brain.  If I’ve been scarce on the blogs, I apologize and am trying to get back in the swing of things.

In the meantime, The Girl (age 10) would like to share her thoughts on a book she chose as one of her two required summer reading selections:

Night of the Living Dummy is the first book in a three-book series.  Two girls named Kris and Lindy find a ventriloquist dummy in a dumpster near a construction area.  Lindy keeps him and names him Slappy.  Kris is jealous and upset when her father says the dummies are too expensive for him to buy one, but a few days later he finds one in a local shop.  Kris names her dummy Mr. Wood.

Lindy started her ventriloquist talent at kids’ birthday parties.  Kris is jealous, but she gets a job to perform at a summer concert.  Weird things happen, and Mr. Wood makes rude comments to her teacher.  She gets in trouble, and no one believes her when she says Mr. Wood said those things on his own.  Are Mr. Wood and Slappy real?  Will they make Kris and Lindy their slaves?

I really liked this book, but I wish it was scarier.  I also wish it hadn’t taken so long for the action to start.  But I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

Disclosure: I bought my copy of Night of the Living Dummy. My mom is an Amazon associate.

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