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Quote of the Day – My Life as A Potato

Quote of the Day

I try to stay out of these Ellie-and-Hunter arguments. They bicker like two people who’ve been stuck in the back seat of a car for nine hours. At first I thought it was because they were flirting, but—plot twist—they’re just cousins.

My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner

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Quote of the Day – Counting by 7s

Quote of the Day

“That was one of the secrets to success: caring about the big things and the small things. Or in Pattie’s case, you cared about everything.”

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

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Quote of the Day – Justin Case

Quote of the Day

When I came home, I found Qwerty whining in the front hall. He was sad because Mom started taking him to Obedience School today. She told me, right in front of Qwerty, that he is the worst dog in the whole class.

Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom by Rachel Vail

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Quote of the Day – Holes

Quote of the Day

He smiled. It was a family joke. Whenever anything went wrong, they always blamed Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.

Holes by Louis Sachar

Quote of the Day – The Best at It

We lean in for a BRiC, which is a secret high five that the three of us invented, named after our initials: Bhai, Rahul, and Chelsea. We had to throw in the i because we needed a vowel to make it a word. I beat u in a three-way tie.

–The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

Book Review – My Life as a Potato

My Life as a Potato by Arianne CostnerBen Hardy has been cursed by potatoes. Moving to Idaho seemed like a bad sign — and sure enough, a catastrophe in the cafeteria soon lands him a job as the substitute mascot for their school. Which is (you guessed it) a friendly spud. With learning how to maneuver in a musty old costume, sorting out his plans for the big school dance, and keeping his identity under wraps, Ben’s life as a potato is anything but bland.

Out of all the mascot options — the Cougars, the Eagles, the Saber-Toothed Tigers — my new school just had to be the Spuds.

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