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									348 • INTERMEDIATE                                                   January–June 2011                                        THE HORN BOOK GUIDE




              iNtermediate                    Fictio        N                       Altbacker, EJ Shark Wars
                                                                                         248 pp. Penguin/Razorbill isbn 978-1-59514-378-1 $12.99

Allen, Crystal How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a                                          (4) Gray, a young reef shark forced from his home, joins a
                                                                                    makeshift clan for protection. When that clan is absorbed by
Bubba-Sized Trophy                                                                  another—made up of his former enemies—he must choose
     284 pp. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray                                            between his old loyalties and his new friends. Gray’s per-
     isbn 978-0-06-199272-8 $16.99
                                                                                    sonal journey, including making mistakes and feeling alien-
(3) Thirteen-year-old Lamar lives for bowling, so much so                           ated followed by a renewal of self-confidence, is relatable (if
that he’s easily convinced that joining up with a hustler to                        unsubtle). amt
bowl for money will get him everything he wants. When
his partner gets caught and their activities are exposed,
Lamar has to make things right with his friends and family.
                 
								
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