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    Julia Marks is short, and she does not have a lot of musical talent, unlike her brother Randy. When Randy wants to try out for The Wizard of Oz, Julia's mom makes Julia try out also. Because Julia and her brother are so short, they get cast as Munchkins along with other kids and three adults with dwarfism. During the summer, Julia makes friends with Mrs. Chang, her artsy neighbor, Olive, and adult with dwarfism who is also a Munchkin, and Shawn Barr, the director. As Julia works harder and harder, she begins to see her potential and begins to see that being short is okay, maybe even good. This book really inspired me, and I am sure it will inspire other people too. I give this book five stars. I recommend this book to ages 8+.
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    Julia is quite short, and doesn't particularly have talents in the theatrical business. Keeping this in mind, it surprises her that she and her brother are forced to audition for her town's summer production of Wizard of Oz. They land roles as Munchkins, and Julia doesn't like all the grueling work to which she is assigned. But once she is upgraded to flying monkey, she shifts her perspective on the world, seeing things and people in a new, artistic light. This book really focuses on a personal adventure, where Julia discovers who she is, and makes friends with the most interesting characters. She learns not to let her height define her, but her bold and creative personality. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created another success.
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    I really thought this was a barrier breaking book. It helped me to see people who are short in a better light. It helped me realize the world from a different point of view! In the book Short, a girl named Julia Marks wants to have a summer of just writing letters to her friends and relaxing. But this is dream is crushed, because she has to try out for a university performance, and she makes it! This turns out to be a problem early, but she meets new friends along the way, like a artistic neighbor named Mrs. Chang, and she starts to enjoy and have pride in the performance! This book helped me learn to see the world in a optimistic point of view. An example of this was when Julia met Olive, an adult who was short. Olive knew that people would look at her often, but she let it go, and didn't get angry! I would definitely recommend this book to my friends, because I feel that it would inspire them, no matter how tall or short they are. Because of the inspiration I felt when reading this book, I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.
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    Short is a funny heart filled novel that i will never forget. in this book julia marks is well a short person put she likes to avoid the word short . in this book her town is putting on a play ....THE WIZARD OR OZ!!!! and she meets her first adult friend named olive.( A adult with dwarfism) At her first rehearsal her brother randy all so tried out for the play.the question is will she have fun doing this play that her mom forced her into or will this be the summer she'll never forget.
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