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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Book Review: Tito the Bonecrusher by Melissa Thomson

Oliver loves the Mexican wrestler, Tito the Bonecrusher, who has gone on to have a wildly successful action movie career (while still wearing his mask). Oliver's dad moved to Florida recently to help a friend open a restaurant and... he has been arrested for some confusing things Oliver doesn't fully understand but might have to do with illegal loans. And of course Oliver knows it's all the friend's fault and his dad didn't do anything. Which means he shouldn't be in jail. And who is great at breaking people out of places impossible to break out of? Tito the Bonecrusher! Who is going to be in town soon as a guest at a charity fundraising event! Oliver just knows that if he's able to sneak in and talk to Tito, he can get his dad out of prison and save the day!

Along the way Oliver makes some new friends, finds his own resourcefulness, and might figure out his father's not quite as innocent as he believes, but that life will go on nevertheless and things will work out okay. But the hijinks to get there will be pretty hilarious!

This review is a part of Kid Konnection, hosted by Booking Mama, a collection of children's book-related posts over the weekend.

This book is published by Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, a division of Macmillan, my employer.

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