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The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous

Posted by Laura Losch on April 7, 2009

I just finished another book on next year’s Reading Bowl Team book list. This book, The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous by Suzanne Crowley is wonderful!!

A great story about Merilee, who the author never actually says, but has some sort of mental challenge. The book is written from her point of view and I did not get the sense that she had autism; she just has some sort of mental challenge that the author never lets the reader know. But it doesn’t matter because life from Merilee’s eyes is hilarious and wonderful!

Because Merilee doesn’t talk much, most of the small town of Jumbo, Texas, tells her their deepest, darkest secrets. It’s not until a lonely poet, Jack O’Connor and his half-Indian son Biswick come into town that Merilee’s life gets turned upside down! I couldn’t believe some of the things that happened in this book! If you’re looking for a good read over this break – check out The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous!

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See you in the library – next week! 🙂


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