Al Capone Does My Shirts
By: Gennifer Choldenko
This is a really good book, and my mom has read it too. Al Capone Does My Shirts is the first book in a series. I have read Book One, Two, and Three and have liked them all.
Al Capone Does My Shirts is about a boy named Moose. He just moved to Alcatraz with his family. His dad is a guard there. Moose’s sister Natalie “thinks in her own special way” and requires special help and schooling. Moose usually ends up having to take care of her, which means less time playing baseball with his friends. His best friend, Jimmy, can’t throw at all. Annie is an amazing baseball player, though. The prison warden’s daughter goes to school with Moose and sometimes convinces other students to do things they maybe shouldn’t. Moose’s parents really want to send Natalie to a school, The Esther P. Marinoff, that is supposed to really help her. Will they be able to send her to The Esther P. Marinoff? And what does the title of the book mean?
My favorite character is Annie. She is a very trustworthy person and will keep her word. She is also very good at baseball. She is an amazing friend to Moose and cares about all her friends.
This book is for 3rd through 5th graders.
I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms.
Lexi, The Reading Rockstar
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