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Monday, August 15, 2011

Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth

Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth
by Andy Hueller

248 pages
Published August 8, 2011

Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher, Cedar Fort, for letting me read this in exchange for an honest review.

Calvin Comet Cobble lives at Hidden Shores Orphanage. Location: the very center of the earth. Cal's life is full of the school bully and mean teachers, but when he meets Mr. E, who can skip a stone clear across Lake Arctic, everything about Cal's life changes. Told with wit and charm, Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth is guaranteed to excite and inspire readers of all ages.


I liked the idea of this middle-grade book. The Earth is hollow, and people live inside it. Fun, right?

The first half of the book was hard for me to get through, though. However, once I made it that far, things picked up and I really enjoyed the last half of the book. The ending was great. Mr Hueller doesn't force all the ends into tidy knots, which I really liked. Don't get me wrong, you aren't left hanging or anything, but without everything being perfectly slotted it leaves more of the future to the individual imagination.

4/5 stars.

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