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Subject: Staggerford - I loved this book
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 7:11 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2007
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The book Staggerford, about a teacher who seems to just be muddling along in a rural town with a high dropout rate, is a really great book.   The main character at first seems like such a nobody, but as the book goes on, you realize how special he is.  It doesn't seem interesting to just hear about it, but it truly is interesting once you read it.  I gave my copy to the library, or I would post it so someone else could enjoy it.  I loved this book.

Subject: Staggerford
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:17 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2007
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I enjoyed the Staggerford series as well...at least most of them.  Jon Hassler rocks!  My particular favorites are "North of Hope" (perhaps his best, imho) and "Simon's Night."   But then, who can resist Agatha?!?  "Dear James" may be simplistic and sappy, but I just loved it.  Sometimes heartwarming is enough.

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 3/7/2006
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I, too, loved the Staggerford series. I really enjoyed "New Woman". It tells about Agatha's life after "Dear James".

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 11:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2007
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I wasn't aware there was one after "Dear James."  THANKS!  I'll have to go get that.

Joanne K. - ,
Date Posted: 2/3/2008 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2007
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My best friend has told me several times how much she likes Jon Hassler's books, but I still haven't read any of them.  She gave me a few to post on my Bookshelf.  I think I'll read one before they get requested.