The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records by Colleen Sydor

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Lee loves setting personal records for himself – he’s obsessed with them, in fact, but he’s not interested in going public with them. Walking a marathon with his dog Santiago, bouncing a basketball for twelve hours straight – above all, he seeks to escape being ordinary. And when he’s confronted with the greatest challenge of his thirteen-year-old life – saving his pesky friend from certain death – the strength of his character and purpose demonstrate that he is anything but ordinary.


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Colleen Sydor was born and raised in Winnipeg, where she still lives with her husband and three children. She works as a writer and a floral designer. She brings quick wit and a lively sense of language to her book for young readers. The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records is her second book for young adults.
Published March 31, 2015 by Red Deer Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thirteen-year-old Lee McGillicuddy longs to make his mark on the world and set a record for mastery of something—anything: "[T]he thought of being ordinary seemed like the worst life sentence in the world."

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