Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Book - 2009
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Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009
ISBN: 9780803734609
0803734603
9780142417188
Call Number: jF CHOL
F CHOLDENK
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 22 cm

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PinesandPrejudice Jul 20, 2017

What a great sequel. I enjoyed going back to the island and engaging with these characters again. I thought the advancement of the plot was great and it was so cool when we actually got to meet Al Capone. For a middle grade book, this has some hard topics such as forgiveness, death of parents, Autism and friendships. I thought it handled those topics appropriately and well, especially within the context of the story. I'm also a fan of these characters and how they interact with one another. They have their own arcs and personalities and I seriously want a movie. I just do.

My only problem was this one seemed to drag a little more than the first one. The climax was great and once it happened, I could appreciate the build up more but getting to that point was a chore sometimes. Overall though, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the third one.

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green_snake_744
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im glad this is was created

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