Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Monsterjunkies, an American Family Odyssey

<a href=”; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”The Monsterjunkies, an American Family Odyssey.” border=”0″ src=”; /></a><a href=””>The Monsterjunkies, an American Family Odyssey.</a> by <a href=””>Erik Daniel Shein</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
You’ll recognize at least one character from The Monsterjunkies; an American Family Odyssey, whether it’s the main character, much maligned Cromwell, his sister  the well-arranged Indigo or the bully-master himself, Rutherford J. Grimes III. Cromwell or Crow, as he prefers to be called, finds a way to deal with the bullying. He meets it head-on in a unique combination of smarts and one-upmanship. Indigo, too, must find a way to have friends over without sacrificing her family’s desire and need for privacy. Why the overly espoused need for privacy? Find out what the Monsterjunkie estate is harboring. It is the very estate itself and it’s unusual set of inhabitants that provides the ticket for Crow’s acceptance. The author, Erik Shein, noted author and animator, provides teens a look inside a family who struggles with inheritance, science and a community’s fear of the unknown. Highly recommended for school and public library collections.<br /><br />
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