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Hook 'Em with Voice (Holly Schindler)

I'm a total sucker for voice. I still remember the first time it happened--it was summer, and I was about eleven, and I'd picked up this book with a "totally weird" red and yellow cover. What was that thing? At first, it looked like a dragon. On second glance, I realized it was a--what? Horse? Unicorn?  It was a carousel horse. This one, to be exact: I was already a big reader by the time I'd picked up Catcher in the Rye . But there was just something about the way Holden talked, right there, in the first line. I'm typing from memory, so this probably isn't exact, but: "So you're probably going to want to know all about me and how I grew up and who my parents were and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't really feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." I remember being totally sucked in. Feeling like Holden was sitting there beside me, on my front porch, in the sweltering summer sun, gearing up to tell me th

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