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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

I loved this book so much that I bought 4 more copies and sent them to my mother, my daughter, and my two best friends! As a woman who grew up in a small town in the Midwest in the 60s and 70s, this book really hit home! It is both hilarious and heartwarming. I absolut...
I loved this book so much that I bought 4 more copies and sent them to my mother, my daughter, and my two best friends! As a woman who grew up in a small town in the Midwest in the 60s and 70s, this book really hit home! It is both hilarious and heartwarming. I absolutely love Zippy and her family, as flawed as they may be. I read it within a few days, and then purchased and started on Ms. Kimmel's next book. All I can say to her is, 'Keep 'em coming!'

posted by Anonymous on July 3, 2007

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Horrid account by someone with a warped sense of humor. This boo

Horrid account by someone with a warped sense of humor. This book was advertised as a humorous heartwarming tale of growing up in a small town. The only thing I can say for certain that is true is that the author did in fact grow up in a small town. Other than that, the...
Horrid account by someone with a warped sense of humor. This book was advertised as a humorous heartwarming tale of growing up in a small town. The only thing I can say for certain that is true is that the author did in fact grow up in a small town. Other than that, there was nothing humorous or heartwarming about it. In fact, it was boring and gross. Many of the things she thought should have been humorous were in fact as humorous as a child pulling the wings off of a fly mentality. And, she sounded like a very rude child in the way she behaved in most situations. I especially was revolted by her rude and loud questioning of the circumstances of a disabled child. That is not something that a child of any age would do unless they were used to being able to say and do whatever they wanted at any time they wanted. I would not recommend this book to anyone for any reason. It is not worth reading even if someone gave it to me! I actually paid for it. A waste of money and time.

posted by alc1967 on December 8, 2014

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  • Posted December 8, 2014

    Horrid account by someone with a warped sense of humor. This boo

    Horrid account by someone with a warped sense of humor. This book was advertised as a humorous heartwarming tale of growing up in a small town. The only thing I can say for certain that is true is that the author did in fact grow up in a small town. Other than that, there was nothing humorous or heartwarming about it. In fact, it was boring and gross. Many of the things she thought should have been humorous were in fact as humorous as a child pulling the wings off of a fly mentality. And, she sounded like a very rude child in the way she behaved in most situations. I especially was revolted by her rude and loud questioning of the circumstances of a disabled child. That is not something that a child of any age would do unless they were used to being able to say and do whatever they wanted at any time they wanted. I would not recommend this book to anyone for any reason. It is not worth reading even if someone gave it to me! I actually paid for it. A waste of money and time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2014

    disappointed

    This book held so much promise in the description but after 87 pages I just could not continue with the despicable and mean people and negative attitude. Just one bad thing then another. I have better things to do with my time than read about horrid neighbors, unpleasant family and hypocritical church members.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    As Plain as Mooreland

    Was not taken with Zippy's story, seems contrived. Has a childlike quality but was fair reading. Far removed from my experience as a child. Bland.

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