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review Finding Orion Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB × Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations and his father makes funky flavored jelly beans for a living One sister acts as if she’s always onstage and the other is a walking dictionary But no one in the family is odd thanPapa Kwirk He’s the kind of guy who shows up on his motorcycle only on holidays handing out crossbows and stuffed suirrels as presents Rion has always been fascinated by Papa Kwirk especially since his son Rion’s father is the complete opposite Where Dad is predictable nerdy and reassuringly boring Papa Kwir. Cried twice Laughed a lot

John David Anderson ¶ 3 free read

K is mysterious dangerous and coolWhich is why when Rion and his family learn of Papa Kwirk’s death and pile into the car to attend his funeral and pay their respects Rion can’t help but feel that that’s not the end of his story That there’s so much to Papa Kwirk to discoverHe doesn’t know how right he. I thoroughly enjoyed this uirky middle school novel A good lesson on discovering about those you love even after they are gone Loved the Kwirk family and their scavenger hunt for their recently deceased grandfather Lots of unforgettable moments of love and laughter along the way

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Finding OrionRion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family His mother named him and his sisters after her favorite constellations and his father makes funky flavored jelly beans for a living One sister acts as if she’s always onstage and the other is a walking dictionary But no one in the family is odd than Rion’s grandfather. E ARC from Edelweiss PlusRion Kwirk's family members live up to their name The father is a flavor chemist who works at a candy factory younger sister Lyra is obsessed with the dictionary and older sister Cass loves performing The family is sitting down to dinner when the doorbell rings and it is a singing telegram The clown who delivers it informs them that their grandfather Papa Kwirk aka Jimmy has passed away They are all in shock over the inappropriateness and the father is on the phone to his aunt Gertie who corroborates the clown's message Soon the family is off to Greenburg with Cass' pet boa constrictor for comfort to attend the FUNNeral that Gertie claims includes all of Jimmy's last wishes There is a barbershop uartet high school marching band and a meal served by food trucks There is also a touching eulogy by a girl Rion's age Tasha who spent a lot of time with Jimmy It's not the standard send off but townspeople share happy memories of Jimmy with the family and they are a bit comforted When Gertie shares that there is a scavenger style hunt to find Jimmy's ashes however they are not The father is done with the nonsense and ready to go home until the first clue starts to make sense He takes the children out to the house where he grew up digs in the yard and finds the next clue Despite their misgivings the family is in and continue pursuing the clues This brings up many issues from the past and highlights the often dysfunctional relationship the father and Jimmy had after Shelley their mother and wife passed away Each clue sheds a bit light on what Jimmy experienced and how it impacted his son and the family is able to work together to understand that even though things can be tough family means sticking together Strengths I enjoyed the small town setting and the fact that the immediate family was working together The grief is not overly sodden they didn't see Jimmy very often which brings up a whole different kind of grief and the death of a grandparent is something that many middle grade readers experience Rion's light romance is fun as well The book is generally amusing even with the death and Anderson always does a very touching storyWeaknesses This would have been far effective without so many uirks for the Kwirks Every time the name was mentioned I flinched a little Had Jimmy and Gertie been the only odd ones it would have underscored the difficulties the father and son had and made this seem realistic The sub plot with the criminals following the family was unnecessaryWhat I really think Hard NOT to like a book by Anderson and perhaps young readers will not balk at the goofy names aunt's vacuum cleaner collection and general weirdness but it made the book less effective for me Will most likely purchase