Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho was recommended in a book I was reading recently on developing the writing craft.  This book is about a young man – Alvin – who lives in Concord, Massachusetts.  I lived in the same area at one time, so that made this an even better read.

Alvin has a small problem.  When he is at school he can’t speak in front of the other kids or the teacher.  This becomes problematic when they have a substitute who does not understand that he is not faking it, and the other kids are not faking their explanations.  We follow Alvin as he makes and loses friends, through his relationship with his parents and brother and sister, and through his adventures.

This was a cute read, and I am excited to read others in this series.  I enjoyed the way the author taps into the characters.  For example, the way he describes his father getting angry is through the colors of his face.  The voice is phenomenal, and the character development is fun.

This is going to be a short post, because I am not feeling well this morning.  I am going to curl up with a book until it is time for work.  Until next time, Happy Reading!

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