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Summary: This heartwarming comedy about 19-year-old Ed Kennedy. Ed lived the life of an ordinary young adult. Then one day he stopped a bank robbery and was praised for his heroism. The next day, an ace of diamonds arrives in the mail with nothing but street addresses on the front. Ed visits the addresses only t learn that there are problems there. He learns that he can help the people and solve the problems. As he finishes more challenges, he receives a higher ranking card ending up with the joker, where the ultimate challenge lies.
This is a high interest / low readability book for struggling teen readers.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader, remedial reader
Recommended Age: read together: 13 and Up; read yourself 10 and Up
Young Reader Reaction: This book was fantastic and it made me laugh. I teared up a little in the end and it gave me hope in human kindness. I would give it a solid 10 out of 10 and would recommend this to any young adult, boy or girl.
Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Pros: Teens will enjoy this book that is both funny and poignant. It has an elementary-level reading, but the content is for older readers. This is a good choice for remedial readers.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. If you see this book in a library definitely pick it up because it was well worth my time and I think it will be for you too.