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Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Nan Marino's Great Story

I happened to listen to the audio version while my daughter read the book. Nan Marino is a terrific writer and is a great storyteller. She paints a vivid picture of 1960s Long Island, a time where innocence is lost due to the Vietnam War. Marino allows us inside the min...
I happened to listen to the audio version while my daughter read the book. Nan Marino is a terrific writer and is a great storyteller. She paints a vivid picture of 1960s Long Island, a time where innocence is lost due to the Vietnam War. Marino allows us inside the mind of the main character, a bully, so effectively.
While trying to understand why no one on her block sees "Muscle Man McGinty" for what he is, a lying snake, she battles her own emotional shortcomings.
I recommend this book to families to read together and understand why bullies may act the way they do. While I do not sympathize totally with any bully, there are reasons, as so accurately pointed out by this brilliant book, for their hehavior.
It's the first book I've read from a perspective of a young, female bully. And Ms. Marino hit a home run.

posted by AuthorMichaelJSullivan on November 14, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Jcfiesta

Ok book

posted by Anonymous on November 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Pretty good.

    I like it. Sunshine State Young Readers Award( SSYRA) the year

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Awlesone Awesome book

    I think that this is a great book for kids It can be funnie or sad at the same time

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