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Nix Minus One PB (2014)

by Jill MacLean(Favorite Author)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
1927485258 (ISBN13: 9781927485255)
Pajama Press
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 slowly-developing romance. The books hits on the themes of fitting in, finding your voice, developing your self identity and handling grief. Well worth adding to a school library collection, it will be enjoyed by fans of realistic fiction.
review 2: Nix used to be ‘the fat kid’ and although he has lost the weight, he endures bullying every day. Written in free verse, this sensitive story follows Nix as he deals with all life has to throw at him; his desire to help an abused dog, frust
... moreration in trying to protect an older sister heading for disaster, an old infatuation and a blossoming new friendship. Beautifully descriptive, with some mature content, this book is recommended for mature readers ages 12 to 16. less
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I loved, loved this book. A favourite from the spring list from Pajama Press!
Actually made me cry. That doesn't happen very often.
Dauntingly beautiful.
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