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Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family Book Review

Nicky Deuce gets a taste of his Italian heritage when he spends the summer in Brooklyn.
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Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family, a novel about a boy who learns about his Italian heritage while spending the summer with relatives in Brooklyn. Read on for the review!

Title: Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family
Authors: Steven R. Schirripa and Charles Fleming
Ages: 12+
Rating: 4


What happens when a rich kid leaves the posh suburbs to spend the summer in Brooklyn with his Italian relatives? Read on for Kidzworld's review of Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family!


You Talkin' to Me?

Every summer, Nicholas Borelli II looks forward to going to Camp Wannameka to run, swim, sail, fish and canoe with his pals. But this year, an accident leaves the camp knee-deep in sewage! With the cancellation of summer camp, Nicholas has nowhere to go except Brooklyn, where he'll be staying with Grandma Tutti and Uncle Frankie. Although he dreads it at first, Nicholas finds himself liking his new surroundings and all the delicious Italian meals his grandma's cooking up. And it's great how Frankie teaches him all about his Italian heritage and even gives him a nickname - Nicky Deuce.


Fugheddaboudit

With a new name, a new attitude and new friends, life is lookin' good in Brooklyn. But things start to take a turn for the weird when straight-laced Nicky starts shoplifting and sneaking into movie theaters without paying. Life gets even weirder when he meets his uncle's friends - Sallie the Butcher, Charlie Cement, Jimmy the Iceman and Little Johnny Vegas - who sound like they work for the mob! And when Nicky comes across his uncle's work bag filled with weapons and bulletproof vests, he's absolutely convinced that his uncle and his friends are gangsters!


The Bottom Line

So is Uncle Frankie working for the Italian mob? Will Nicky be able to stay out of trouble? You'll have to find out by reading Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family. It'll give you great insight into the true meaning of la famiglia.


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