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As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
Author: Nanci Kincaid
Thirteen-year-old Berry Jackson has more good sense than all the Bible-thumping grown-ups in her hometown of Pinetta, Florida. In the woods behind Berry's house are the swamp and the snakes and the quicksand, where men are said to have been swallowed up whole, leaving only a hat or a handkerchief as evidence. Pinetta is the kind of small sou...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316009140
ISBN-10: 0316009148
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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bananapancakes avatar reviewed As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I really liked this book about a girl, Berry Jackson, just trying to grow up in a sleepy boring town. Well boring until her father goes missing, her mom starts acting strange, and she falls in love with a roadside jailbird. I think if Scout Finch (from To Kill a Mockingbird) and Berry Jackson knew each other they would have been the best of friends.
pjmom8025 avatar reviewed As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Coming of age story in a small southern town. Very enjoyable.
reviewed As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I unique (enjoyable) view of small town life in instate Florida after WWII. Actually it could have been my town in middle Georgia in the mid '70's... some things always stay the same. Highly recommended
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Helpful Score: 2
It was a fun summer read to kill some time, but it pretty much took me nowhere. The ending was really abrupt and disappointing. I turned the page and couldn't believe that was it. Not all that satisfying.
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Helpful Score: 1
Was a good read--comments on the back say, "Harper Lee would proudly claim it as her own" not sure that is true but its a good story set in the south.
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Kittymama avatar reviewed As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me on + 107 more book reviews
Great book... one of my favorites!
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Loved this book. I don't think it's the kind of book that you read over and over but it is a very good book.


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