Bought this book after reading it because my wife and I felt it was worth having. Actually, I listened to the audiobook, but my wife actually read it. The story has a little bit of everything. It follows the adventures of a young teenage boy dealing with life and trying to figure out who he wants to be. The adventures cover the school year and range from the comedic escape of the class rats to the emotional growth required when one's hero dies. It has pranks, Shakespeare, and political issues, but everything is well balanced and suitable for even young audiences.
After buying this copy, we listen to it as a family while my 10 year old read along. The 5 year old didn't quite grasp the more serious concepts, but enjoyed it anyway. As for me, it was still entertaining to listen to again. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick, fun read or as something that can spark discussions for a book club. I don't think you would be disappointed.
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Sandpiper; Reprint edition (20 October 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780545178136
- ISBN-13: 978-0547237602
- ASIN: 054723760X
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)