All reviews tagged with Jerry Spinelli

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I loved both Maniac Magee and Stargirl, and was delighted when I saw this new book by Jerry Spinelli in the bundle of books for review. I have a particular interest in books which look at marginalised children. Experience has taught me that authors tend to handle this topic really well or really badly. Spinelli’s…

The Mighty Crashman

Every now and then something a little bit special appears that reminds us that excellent literature can transcend any perceived differences between adult and juvenile genres. The Mighty Crashman is one such book. Chronicling the relationship between two 13-year-old boys – John Patrick Coogan aka ‘Crash’ and his neighbour Penn Webb – it is a…



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