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Munchkinpiece Theatre Presents: Sweethearts

In which Erin's kid gives her decided opinion on an FYA favourite, Sweethearts by Sara Zarr.

Munchkinpiece Theatre Presents: Sweethearts

What ho, FYAers! It's time once again for Munchkinpiece Theatre! This week the munchkin will be offering her thoughts on one of the greatest books ever reviewed here at FYA, Sweethearts by Sara Zarr.

I know! I'm excited too!

Before the video, the munchkin asked that I provide her audience with some basic facts about herself, so that you could "get to know [her] and maybe be [her] friend." So I've compiled a list after the cut, just in case you find yourself in the market for a new bestie who's only seven.

True Facts!

•  The munchkin is now a second-grader! She thought her first grade teacher might just move to second grade and teach her again, on account of how the munchkin "was really her favorite, but I wasn't supposed to tell people." Sadly for the munchkin, this did not happen.

•  The munchkin's favorite food is bacon, and she will eat it with every meal if allowed. Bacon, much like dessert, is actually withheld as an end-of-meal treat if she finishes the rest of her food. Some of the munchkin's mom's friends have taken to carrying around a little baggy of bacon in their pockets, in case they encounter the munchkin. So, in some ways, the munchkin is exactly like your golden retriever.

•  The munchkin's favorite tv show is 10 Things I Hate About You, the dvds for which she has worn out upon repeated viewings. At least once a week, she asks that I call my "friends" at ABC Family and request that they bring back the show. On an older child this may be taken as sarcasm but I think she actually believes I have friends at ABC Family.

•  The munchkin's favorite colors are pink and purple and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift, and these facts plus her desire to carry twelve purses everywhere she goes lead me to realize that I have limited influence over this child.

On to the show! What will the Munchkin think of Cameron Quick?

There you have it, folks. Pick up Sweethearts, because I say Cameron Quick is very handsome.

Erin Callahan's photo About the Author: Erin is loud, foul-mouthed, an unrepentant lover of trashy movies and believes that champagne should be an every day drink. When she isn't drowning in a sea of engineers for whom Dilbert is still uproariously funny, she's writing about books, tv, the cult of VC Andrews and more.