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03 September 2006 @ 12:31 am
leaving Alaska  
Tomorrow we leave the glorious frontier of Alaska behind and head back to hot and humid Texas. Tonight I finished reading ALL OF THE ABOVE by Shelley Pearsall. The story with multiple narrators tells of a determined group of students who build a tetrahedron larger than any that had been built before. Mr. Collins, the math teacher, conceives of the project in a moment of desperation. Some of the students in the "math club" are there due to detention and some stay because it is a place to go where they can be safe for a time. As the story shifts from person to person, readers follow the construction and destruction and reconstruction of the tetrahedron. Reluctant readers will appreciate the short chapters and the determination of those involved to complete this feat.

Current Mood: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
beachalatte on September 4th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Travel safely, Professor :)
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Free Galley
If you'd like to receive a free galley of ALL OF THE ABOVE by Shelly Pearsall, please email victoria.stapleton@hbgusa.com and she'll send you one.