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The Fingertips Of Duncan Dorfman (2011)

by Meg Wolitzer(Favorite Author)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 2
0525423044 (ISBN13: 9780525423041)
Dutton Juvenile
review 1: I was bored, but If you need a source for all the two letter Scrabble acceptable words, they are in this book. Duncan is the new kid in school and gains acceptance with one of the popular kids because Duncan can "read" with the fingertips of his left hand. This is nice parlor trick to be sure, but super useful when digging through a bag of letter tiles while playing Scrabble. And so there are three kind of close up stories from three of the teams competing in the Youth Scrabble Tournament. By becoming close to three of the teams (six kids) in a 300 page novel, I felt the character development lacking and was sometimes temporarily confused about which child was which. It was an interesting look at competitive Scrabble, though.
review 2: Eh. It was fine. Not grea
... moret. I feel like I need to stop complaining about the mediocre picks of the Nutmeg committee and join up to do my part to pick more interesting and engaging books for the kids to choose from. Isn't there more than 1-2 good books written every couple of years for 4th-6th graders?? Are authors only writing for YA now? There were some interesting bits at the end-- some good character change elements. Meh. less
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Took awhile to get into it - -Scrabble -- it did pick up and I liked the ending. 7/10
I like books about exceptional people facing ethical dilemmas.
average story, but like the scrabble stuff
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