Slider by Pete Hautman

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Slider by Pete Haultman published by Candlewick Press. David is the middle child of three with an older sister and a younger brother. His older sister, Bridgette, is a perfectionist, in college with great grades and a boring boyfriend. His younger brother, Mal, is diagnosed in the autism spectrum. Mal doesn’t speak and will only eat cheerios and potato chips. After a huge mistake with Moms credit card David discovers he can enter eating contests to make money to fix his mistake. His parents have other plans for his summer but agree that if he helps take care of Mal while Mom goes to work for the summer he can train for the pizza eating contest at the fair. While mom is gone and David is training Mal is teaching him how to read Mal’s cues. In the end the family all learns a few new things about one another. Pulling together for family. An amazing read. Hautman never disappoints me, as usual. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, and my blog at

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