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Al Capone Does My Shirts - Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Does My Shirts
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Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or... show more
Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cook's or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142403709 (0142403709)
ASIN: 142403709
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Al Capone at Alcatraz (#1)
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Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
3.5 Al Capone Does My Shirts
The catchy title and the setting (Alcatraz/1935) are really just a hook to tell the story of a boy coping with a big move, an autistic older sister and a slightly dysfunctional family. It's a good story and one that will perhaps shed light on a topic that many kids haven't thought much about. Ther...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
4.0
This was an amazing book. It had moments of humour but also a lot of sad moments. I absolutely loved Moose, he was a wonderful friend, a great brother and more. Poor Natalie, autism these days is something that can be helped, it can be lived with, as long as you learn how to handle your autism, how ...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
4.0 Al Capone Does My Shirts
This was an amazing book. It had moments of humour but also a lot of sad moments. I absolutely loved Moose, he was a wonderful friend, a great brother and more. Poor Natalie, autism these days is something that can be helped, it can be lived with, as long as you learn how to handle your autism, how ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Al Capone Does My Shirts
Moose Flanagan has moved into Alcatraz with his family. His dad is an electrican and prison guard. The biggest issue is his sister Natalie, who is autistic. However this is 1935, Autism isn't a diagnosed illness and her problems are taking a very hard toll on the family. Particularly his mothe...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Al Capone Does My Shirts
Moose Flanagan has moved into Alcatraz with his family. His dad is an electrican and prison guard. The biggest issue is his sister Natalie, who is autistic.However this is 1935, Autism isn't a diagnosed illness and her problems are taking a very hard toll on the family. Particularly his mother. He h...
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