Thursday, October 31, 2013

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.Gregory lives in a family full of math lovers. His father was the first winner of the City Math competition, and his brother won it more than once. Even his little sister is a math wizard, but Gregory's talent is writing. He's flunking math in school, and his parents probably won't let him go to Author's Camp with his best friend, Kelly. Then, Kelly informs him that she is moving this summer. Gregory tries to avoid the truth by fibbing to Kelly and his parents, but he'll need to face it eventually. Why did he enter City Math (he's terrible at math)? Why can't he tell his parents that he loves poetry? Why did he lie to Kelly about Author Camp? How will he get out of this mess?!

I'm kind of weird in that I like language AND math. This book was right up my alley. I enjoyed the true friendship between Gregory and Kelly and the closeness of their bond. Gregory's situation worsened as he lied, and he showed his creativity as he struggled to get out of it. I felt a connection with Gregory, and I liked how he learned the value of telling the truth.

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