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Morris Bird III, who is trying to make do with the sum and total of his present until maturity arrives, has the usual teenage troubles - acne, his dumb name, a squabbling family, and, in this summer of 1948, the looming death of his grandmother. Morris Bird II was 13 years old, and the whole world was funny in his mind.

©1966 Don Robertson (P)1982 Recorded Books, LLC

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Sadly dated and uninspired

The precursor to this book, The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread, has been a dear favorite of mine for almost 50 years. I only recently learned that there were 2 sequels, and now I understand why. This lame Coming Of Age story features the protagonist of the first novel, but now age 13, in 1948. And he's shaping up to be the worst sort of douchy white boy that period could produce. I have no desire to read the third book after this one.