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Spitting Image

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013


    This book is beyond wow i checked it out of my library at school. Even the first few pages were good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    An Ok Book

    Spitting Image by Shutta Crum was a very laid back book. It is a realistic fiction book, taking place in Baylor, Kentucky. I honestly only picked the book because of the cover; there was an interesting look to the cover, and when I read the back it sounded interesting.
    Jessica Bovey isn't an average 12 year old; she gets picked on by a bully and his friends that live in her neighborhood. She grows up not knowing who her dad is, and she is very surprised when she finds out who it was. In Baylor, people have drug addictions and don't have "the best" life, and one of those people is her best friend, Robert. His dad has a bad alcohol addiction, and he is afraid to take in money because his dad might steal it. As his eyesight grows weaker, he doesn't have enough money to buy new glasses.
    I thought the book could be better. Throughout the book I always thought something was going to happen, and it just dragged on some more. My favorite character was Baby Blue, Robert's little brother. He goes to random houses in the neighborhood to eat when he's hungry. I was disappointed at the end, where finally everything was solved in the last pages, and it just ended. Better things could have happened in the plot. My favorite thing about the book is the main struggle- Jessica finding the family of her dad's side. Although it took most of the book for her to find him, I was still surprised. I also like the main lesson of the book: Keep trying. Jessica has many struggles, but she keeps trying until she solves them.
    I thought the book could be better. I would only encourage people who like slow moving plots to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2004

    The best book ever!!!

    this is a really good book. It talks about a 12 year old girl, jessie kay bovey, who is very brave and always stands up for heself:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2003

    Great book - mature ending

    Spitting Image was a terrific story with a spunky, likable main character. I read this book very quickly, it kept my interest. I would love to suggest it to young teens -up because of the mature ending.

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