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Most Boring Cam Jansen Book Ever
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2008
I've read a lot of Cam Jansen books with my daughter and I recommend skipping this one.
From the book:
"The people on line ahead of Cam moved up. Cam and the others moved one step closer to Jim E. Winter. "I'm still bored," Beth said, and closed her book. "What's taking so long?"
That's what I was asking -- what's taking so long for something interesting to happen.
Most of the story takes place waiting "on line" (New York way of saying "in line"). "Off the line" is New York-ese for "out of line" apparently. As I'm not from New York, I found this speech to be very annoying. If the story had been interesting, I'm sure I wouldn't have been thinking about the author's strange dialect.