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The Cheap Reader

The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

Sally Forth, Vile Curmudgeon!

Sally Forth, Vile Curmudgeon! - Travis Webster This book was interesting. It was a nice mix of silliness, humor, and a healthy dash of absurdity. Want proof of that? Check out the some of the titles of the chapters: “Front Doors Were on Sale at a Greatly-Reduced Price!”, “Just Like Nasty, Rotting, Maple-Aged Fish!”, and “Radio for Reinforcements, Rifles, and Snacks!”.The story itself was kind of cool because it could appeal to so many age groups. It had the silliness and absurdity that children love. The language itself was generally fairly simple so middle school-ers could read it with very few problems. The story as ‘mature’ enough so parents/adults would enjoy the story as well. Basically it was a good story for the whole family.The language of the book was very reminiscent of an author I read but I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of who it is. [No luck so far] The language feels ‘proper’ (come on, just look at the title) but it’s paired against the silliness/bizarreness of the story. It evens everything out so it’s very readable.Rating 3/5I really did enjoy the story but it was a bit for absurd/silly for my personal taste.*Received from author in exchange for an honest review