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Jill MacLean

4.07 of 5 Votes: 4
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Books by Jill MacLean
Nix Minus One (2013)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Nix Minus One was a heart-warming tale about a quiet boy, name Nix. He is bullied at school, and has nothing to be excited for except for the time he spends in his father's workshop- his only real passion is woodworking. But when Nix discovers that one of his neighbors has been ...
Home Truths (2010)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I read this book awhile ago but I thought this book isnt like the rest of the selections in red maple. It seems like it could almost be a documentary. I found this book really sad, and i now have a better understanding of child abuse. When i started reading this book i didnt thin...
Nix Minus One PB (2014)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I thought this was a book about drug use because of the cover but those are wood shavings. I really enjoyed this book. I have some trouble with reading free verse at times, as I mostly speed read and it requires me to slow down. I enjoyed the family of characters and the slowl...
Nine Lives of Travis Keating (2000)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Travis Keating is a young boy who has moved to a new place, after his mother's death. Still mourning her and his old home, Travis stumbles upon a group of cats living in abandoned shacks. For the next few months, Travis takes care of the cats, making them his distraction from his...
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy (2009)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I was happy to get a better view of Prinny's life after having met her in The Nine Lives of Travis Keating. I enjoyed this book as much as I did MacLean's first novel. It was predictable at times but so true to life and so perfect for middle school kids to read. Bullying, insec...
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