Monday, October 7, 2013

Review: On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor

On the Road to Mr. Mineo'sOn the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had no idea a one-legged pigeon had the ability to lighten up a small town until I met Sherman. He ran away from "home" (I suspected there was an argument with Amy his companion) to the nearby small town, and drove kids and adults alike anxious with the desire to capture him. Really, who wouldn't want to own a one-legged pigeon?

I loved reading this book. I went through it in one sitting which is amazing considering I'm not a devoted contemporary middle grade fiction reader. The voice was loud and fun with a colorful and quirky cast of characters. They all came together because of Sherman the one-legged pigeon and the event changed their lives. There was a little bit of mayhem but it was all for a good cause.

The writing also made for a good read-aloud with short and lively sentences. Everyone should have this book on their shelves.


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-- Akoss

11 comments:

  1. Great review~ love your enthusiasm for this one! I'll definitely add this to my TBR list :)

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    1. Yeah, it was a lot of fun reading it.
      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. That's a nice, succinct review, that nevertheless lets us know all the important points. I love Barbara Connor's other books, so I'm sure I would like this too. Books with colorful, quirky characters are always fun.

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    1. Succinct is the word indeed. It was hard to beef it up without spoilers. :)

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  3. Very different. Who would think to write a book about a one legged pigeon. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I know, right? But she did a great job.
      Thanks for the visit.

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  4. A one-legged pigeon? Sounds like a fun book!

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  5. Sounds like a fun read!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  6. Sounds like a very quirky premise. I love a quirky premise! It also sounds very heartwarming. I'll add it to my list.

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  7. This sounds like fun! I don't recall heating of it before and it does sound unique. I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing! :)

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