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  Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio by Tony Johnston

Review by: Reveca G.
North Carolina, Grade 6

This book is about a boy named Arturo. Arturo lives in L.A and he moved from Mexico. In L.A, Arturo sees people doing good things. Arturoís teacher changes his name but his grandma does not like it so he changes it back because he understands how important his name is. One time they lost their cat and a man named Leo Love calls them to say he found their cat but he didnít tell them everything. The newspaper boy said Leo Love spent the night in a tree to make share the cat was ok. Arturoís dad said that was nice of him and that was good a good thing to do because when no one was looking he was taking care of the cat to make sure he was safe.

I kind of like it because it was hard and Any Small Goodness was all about doing good things for yourself and others. One of the things I like about this book is the ending because it was all about giving from the heart, and your showing them how much you care about them and how much you love them. What I like about the whole book itís teaching you a lesson. One part I did not like is the words because then you have to ask what it means and all that stuff.

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