Saturday, May 14, 2011

Crunch by Leslie Connor

Title: Crunch
Author: Leslie Connor
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Fiction
Rating: Adore
Alerts/Warning: None
Premise: Dewey Marriss is stuck in the middle of a crunch. He never guessed that the gas pumps would run dry the same week he promised to manage the family's bicycle-repair business. Suddenly everyone needs a bike. And nobody wants to wait. Meanwhile, the crunch has stranded Dewey's parents far up north with an empty fuel tank and no way home. It's up to Dewey and his older sister, Lil, to look after their younger siblings and run the bike shop all on their own. (

Opinions: This is a fascinating book based on a "what if". What if all the gas pumps were to run dry? How would people react and handle the situation? Most of the people in this book start biking everywhere, which gives Dewey and his bicycle repair shop a boost. In fact, it gives them more work than they can handle.
This book is highly appropriate given the increase in gas prices. It also has a mystery and it is quite entertaining. I very much enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other books by this author.

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