The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

Young Pepper Roux, whom his hateful aunt predicts to be dead by his 14th birthday, seeks to outrun the prediction by embarking on a series of crazy adventures that see him as a sea captain, horse thief, delivery boy and French Legionnaire. The writing is oftentimes “over the top,” but it is still deliciously fun and descriptive, making this far-fetched adventure a pleasure to read.

Review by Althea Bennett, Wasatch Jr. High School Media Center
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

The Death-Defying Pepper Roux
Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
HarperCollins
328 p.
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2010
ISBN: 9780061836657

http://www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk

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