Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - For Reluctant Readers
Age at time of review - NA
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The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas is written by David Almond. It is a wonderful tale about a boy whose uncle decides to turn his house into a fish canning factory. His nephew, Stanley, runs away to a circus where he feels that he belongs. The characters and storyline in this book are a little different, even quirky. I think that is why I found it to be such an engaging story.
My favorite part is when Stanley jumps into the piranha tank,which explains the title of the book. My favorite character is Stanley Potts. He is just a very interesting boy. The style of writing in this book remnded me of books that I have read by Rondald Dahl. So if you like his stories, then you will probably enjoy The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas also!