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My Chemical Mountain

By Joe Applegate, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Boys take on a toxic waste dump in fast-paced story.

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The pacing is fast and the David-vs.-Goliath tone of the story gives the boys a heroic quality, but the lack of grown-up opposition to the illegal dumping of toxic waste makes it seem unrealistic. On another level, the story takes on the issue of a community standing up to a company that provides good jobs. The novel combines adventure and social activism in a feel-good yarn that's sometimes hard to believe.

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