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Ship Out of Luckby Neal Shusterman
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Companion to The Schwa Was Here!
In honor of Old Man Crawleys eightieth birthday, the Bonano family has been invited to celebrate with a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean aboard the worlds largest, grandest ship. But whether on land or at sea, Antsy cant manage to stay out of trouble: He quickly finds himself the accomplice of stowaway and thief Tilde, whose self-made mission it is to smuggle onto the ship and across the U.S. border illegal immigrants from her native Mexico. When Antsy steps in to take the fall for Tilde, he becomes the focus of a major international incident and the poster child for questionable decisions.
Equal parts clever and riotous, Ship Out of Luck brings back the beloved cast of characters from Neal Shustermans acclaimed The Schwa Was Here and Antsy Does Time.
Awards for the Antsy Bonano novels:
The Schwa Was Here
Winner of the 2005 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Book o Winner of the 2007-08 California Young Reader Medal Award
An IRA Young Adult Choice Award selection
21 state lists; 2 starred reviews: BCCB, SLJ
Antsy Does Time
2009 ALA Best Young Adult List
2008 Junior Library Guild Selection
2009 Pennsylvania School Library Association Young Adult Top 40 selection
5 state lists; 4 starred reviews: Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ, VOYA
Antsy Bonano, narrator of The Schwa Was Here, is back with another crazy tale. This time, Antsy signs a month of his life over to his "dying" classmate Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of "living on borrowed time." But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? And when a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy starts to wonder if he has tempted fate by trying to play God . . . .
Fueled by friendship and sympathy, Antsy Bonano signs a month of his life over to his ?dying? classmate Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of ?living on borrowed time.? But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? When a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy wonders if he has tempted fate by playing God. Fans of ?the Schwa? will welcome favorite and new characters in this wholly fresh tale, which is as touchingly poignant as it is darkly comical.
About the Author
Neal Shusterman's novels have been honored with awards from the International Reading Association and readers in many states. His novels span many genres, from humor to suspense thrillers to science fiction. Neal lives in Southern California with his four children.
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