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June 06, 2012


Squashed by Joan Bauer

Reviewed by Adelaide

This book is about all things big. That's fitting because my love for this book is big, too. It's about a sixteen-year-old, Ellie Morgan who loves to grow. She sets a goal for herself to lose 20 pounds and attract the attention of Wes, a new boy in town and win the Rock River Pumpkin Weigh-In by growing a 600 pound squash that qualifies as a pumpkin. Even when the world throws pumpkin thieves, sweet corn coquette contestants that are eying Wes, and a very mean Cyril Pool and his huge pumpkin, Ellie remains always seeing the funny side in things. This book made me laugh and feel sick with worry. But it also made me want to grow my own huge pumpkin! It's an amazing book that everyone should read. It's full of suspense, humor, and other huge things.

Posted by Arlo at June 6, 2012 05:37 PM