Bound To Stay Bound

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 It's the end of the world and I'm in my bathing suit
 Author: Reynolds, Justin A.

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 297 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 748582 ISBN: 9781338740226
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Electric power failures -- Fiction
 Disasters -- Fiction
 Survival skills -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 African Americans -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
Humorous Fiction
Adventure Fiction

Price: $22.58

When the electricity goes out, twelve-year-old Eddie and his friends set out to investigate what is going on when they make the startling discovery that they are the only ones left in their neighborhood--and perhaps the only people left anywhere.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 514748

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/22)
   Booklist (04/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/03/22)

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Booklist - 04/15/2022 Eddie Holloway hates doing laundry, and when his mom and stepdad give him a summer of freedom, he decides to wear all of his clothes and put off doing laundry until after Beach Bash. His lawyer mom is aghast to find out about this plan and grounds him to do laundry all day—on the same day as Beach Bash. His laundry experience quickly goes downhill when the power goes out, his phone loses service, and, all of a sudden, he and a few friends left behind from Beach Bash have to figure out how to handle the end of the world, no matter what they’re wearing. With Reynolds’ signature witticisms and jump-off-the-page jokes, the writing style of this middle-grade novel perfectly captures the stream of consciousness explorations of a young boy facing the perils of laundry and of the end of the world. Equal parts friendship story, coming of age, and comedic apocalypse, this will be a great read for unengaged readers and kids looking to take their summers into their own hands. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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