Al Capone Does My Shirts

Written by Gennifer Choldenko

Reviewed by Sebastian H. (age 9)

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This book is about a boy named Matthew but everyone calls him Moose. Moose has an autistic sister named Natalie and a father who works on an island prison named Alcatraz. Then Moose, Natalie and their mom move to Alcatraz. He meets the Warden's daughter, Piper, and a boy named Jimmy. One of the world's most dangerous gangsters ever, Al Capone, is in prison at Alcatraz. Moose and Piper try to meet Al. Will two 12 year old kids meet the most known criminal on earth? Read the book to find out.

I liked this book because it was funny and exciting. One of my favorite parts in the book is when Moose gets on the boat to go to school and when he's at school he tells all the kids about Alcatraz; this made me laugh. I also liked this book because it talks a lot about how the island was in real life.

I recommend this book to people who like history or enjoy a good laugh. I think other people would like this book because the writing is funny and weird things happen. I give this book 5 stars.

Sebastian H. is a student in Miss Borg's 3rd Grade Class
2011-2012