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Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because hes tall and thin) is bullied for being “deformed” - he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys cant defend one another from their abusive parents.

When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love - and his brother.

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"In Smith's intense third novel, 13-year-old Stark McClellan — 'Stick' to his friends — has been dealt a very rough hand, having been born without an ear and suffering horrific abuse at the hands of his parents, on top of everyday middle-school hell. Lacking confidence, Stick and his older brother, Bosten, don't realize that other kids live lives free from constant beatings and crazy house rules. Stick is a good kid, but he's at an age when sexual arousal is embarrassingly frequent, girls are mysterious, and nothing in his life makes sense. Then he discovers in rapid succession that his brother is gay, his parents are divorcing, and his brutal father has custody. When Bosten disappears after a violent confrontation with their father, Stick steals the family car in an attempt to find him. Smith (The Marbury Lens) revs up the emotions and the violence in this realistic and powerful tale, bringing in sexual abuse, hard drugs, and homelessness, while including enough positive characters to give Stick the support he desperately needs, providing for an imperfect but believable happy ending. Age 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Andrew Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ghost Medicine, In the Path of Falling Objects, and The Marbury Lens. He maintains a popular blog about writing and literature at www.ghostmedicine.com. Andrew lives with his family in the mountains outside of Los Angeles.

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missalikins, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by missalikins)
As many books as I have read, it's not too often I become so attached to fictional characters, but Stick McClellan and his brother Bosten managed to keep me on the edge of my seat hoping, begging them to find each other again and to find their home. Andrew Smith's "Stick" is adventurous, at times heart-wrenching, and deals with various issues but the beauty lies within the way these boys never dwell on their lives despite the abuse they suffer. It is a story about the strength of love, hope, and Stick finding himself while on this journey to find his brother.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312613419
Author:
Smith, Andrew
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Homosexuality
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues/Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues/Sexual Abuse)
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
lgbt
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Smith's intense third novel, 13-year-old Stark McClellan — 'Stick' to his friends — has been dealt a very rough hand, having been born without an ear and suffering horrific abuse at the hands of his parents, on top of everyday middle-school hell. Lacking confidence, Stick and his older brother, Bosten, don't realize that other kids live lives free from constant beatings and crazy house rules. Stick is a good kid, but he's at an age when sexual arousal is embarrassingly frequent, girls are mysterious, and nothing in his life makes sense. Then he discovers in rapid succession that his brother is gay, his parents are divorcing, and his brutal father has custody. When Bosten disappears after a violent confrontation with their father, Stick steals the family car in an attempt to find him. Smith (The Marbury Lens) revs up the emotions and the violence in this realistic and powerful tale, bringing in sexual abuse, hard drugs, and homelessness, while including enough positive characters to give Stick the support he desperately needs, providing for an imperfect but believable happy ending. Age 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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