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Jamie Ponti

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Jamie Ponti
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hang out with people who treat you right and make you laugh.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Not counting my family, I'd go with Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My sense of humor.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Encyclopedia Brown

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Hans Gruber in the movie Die Hard

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March 26, 2012

For me it was From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.Like a lot of boys, reading did not come naturally for me. When I was a student at Atlantic Beach Elementary and we'd read aloud in class, I was always slower than everyone else. When my friends would lose track of time and simply disappear into a novel while reading, I was always too impatient or restless. Then along came this wonderful book by E.L. Konisburg. For some reason, this story of a brother and sister running away and hiding out inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art took me places. I finally got lost in something. I thought it was clever and fun. I thought it was... see more

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