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Since the death of his grandfather Leo's number one chore has been to chase after his grandmother who seems to wander away from home every few days Now Gram's decid Maybe it will be a better inter generational road trip than Cooney s Hit the RoadIt looks like the author has other books too that I should investigate Done Fun and lighter not so full of itself as some getting to know grandma type stories For a younger audience too than for example Rules of the Road which is probably the main source of the Bauer comparison Acampora s story reads too like he actually took the trip authentic feeling Lots of interesting bits like the Filipino family the Field museum issues

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How to Avoid Extinction

O joins Gram in a big old Buick to leave their Pennsylvania home for a cross country road trip filled with foldout maps family secrets new friends and dinosaur bone Full disclaimer I love road trip stories This one is a sweet Walk Two Moons esue road trip story by the same author as I Kill the Mockingbird It s about a boy and his family as they get to know one another better in those ways that we often forget to in our otherwise daily lives or try to hide pains we push away I m especially excited to rec this less stereotypically actiony book to some of my boys I appreciated the grappling with loss morbidity and the many layers in which characters were trying

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Ed to roam farther than ever And despite his misgivings Leo's going along for the ride With his seventeen year old cousin Abbey and an old gassy dog named Kermit Le When I finished this book I announced to my husband that it was a 5 He uestioned why and I told him that I cried once and laughed out loud three times So that s the scorecard he asked My response was that it was the sigh of satisfaction when I closed it that earned the 5 stars After I read Paul Acampora s acknowledgements I got a hint about why the book evoked such a heart response Jordan Sonnenblick is one of his encouragers and he s another author who causes strong emotional reactions from


10 thoughts on “How to Avoid Extinction

  1. says:

    This would make a fantastic read aloud for middle school Funny and poignant

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    Maybe it will be a better inter generational road trip than Cooney's Hit the RoadIt looks like the author has other books too that I should inve

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    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineSince his grandfather passed away Leo's job is to keep track of his grandmother She's fiesty loves doughnuts and has decided that for the anniversary of her husband's death she wants t

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    37 Stars for this readWho doesn't love a road trip story especially with a wild Grandma a crazy cousin and an old dog being chased by a mad mom WELL of course everyone loves this HOW TO AVOID EXTINCTION is about family lov

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    When I finished this book I announced to my husband that it was a 5 He uestioned why and I told him that I cried once and laughed out loud thr

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    The story Leo's job is keeping an eye on his grandmother who tends to wander off So when she jumps in her old Buick and heads off to see the dinosaurs in Utah Leo HAS to go with her Right Here's a funny story about growing up getting old and getting thereJune Cleaver's ratings Language G; Violence G; Sexual content G; Nudity G; Substance abuse G; Magic the occult G; GLBT content G; adult themes death of a family member dementia PG; overa

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    This review is also available on my blog Read Till DawnHonestly my gut reaction when closing the book was man this needed to be long

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    Full disclaimer I love road trip stories This one is a sweet Walk Two Moons esue road trip story by the same author as I Kill the Mockingbird It’s about a boy and his family as they get to know one another better in those ways that we often forget to in our otherwise daily lives or try to hide pains we push

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    I appreciate middle grade books that take some chances This book however maybe took a few too many wrong turns along the wayThe story is mostly a road trip tale where Leo a caretaker for his afflicted grandmother has to go with her on

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    Acampora Paul How To Avoid Extinction 208 pages Scholastic OCTOBER 2016 17 Content GLeo’s Gram has always been a handful but even so since his grandfather passed away Gram gets wind that Leo’s mom is considering putting her in a home because of her shenanigans Before that can happen Gram coerces Leo into a cross country trip to a remote Utah location to check out allosaurus bones along with his cousin Abbey and Kermit an old