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Byline: The Register-Guard

"Funny Little Monkey"

By Andrew Auseon

Harcourt Books, 2005

Ages 14 and up

Arty Moore has a growth hormone deficiency and is half the size of his twin brother, Kurt. What with injecting himself with growth hormone every day and taking regular beatings from his big brother, Arty has had enough.

While some things are going his way - he gets the girl he's been admiring all year - he has decided to get revenge on his brother. He enlists the help of a group of students known around the school as the "pathetic losers."

Arty finally learns what it's like to get noticed, and he realizes it's not all that great. In the end, he learns that life isn't always about size, but what you make of it.

- Christine Atkinson,

youth services librarian

and volunteer coordinator,

Fern Ridge Library
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Title Annotation:Arts & Literature; BOOK PICKS
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Nov 6, 2006
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