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Fourteen-year-old Jamie, aka a oePunkzilla, a is on a mission: to see his older brother, Peter (a oePa ), before P dies of cancer. Jamie embarks on a days-long bus trip from Portland, Oregon, to Memphis, Tennessee. Along the way, he sees a sketchier side of America the Beautiful: seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. In letters he writes to P, Jamie catalogs them all - the freaky but kind transsexual, the old woman with the oozing eye, the girl with the long, wavy blond hair. But with each interstate exit he passes, Jamie grows more anxious. Will he make it to Tennessee in time?

a oeBeneath a surface of disease, despair, and disfigurements, Rappa (TM)s road trip is populated with good souls who, despite their circumstances, make significant sacrifices to help Punkzilla. . . . Devastating stuff, but breathtaking, too.a a Booklist, starred review

a oeReads like a contemporary version of On the Road. . . . Fans will be more than happy to be in Adam Rappa (TM)s company again.a a Kirkus Reviews

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Fourteen-year-old Jamie, aka ?Punkzilla, ? is on a mission: to see his older brother, Peter (?P?), before P dies of cancer. Hopping a bus while still buzzing from his last hit of meth, Jamie embarks on a days-long bus trip from Portland, Oregon, to Memphis, Tennessee, writing letters to his family and friends - letters so honest he may never send them. Along the way, he sees a sketchier side of America the Beautiful: seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. In letters he writes to P, he catalogs them all - the freaky but kind transsexual, the old woman with the oozing eye, the girl with the long wavy blond hair. But with each individual he meets and each interstate exit he passes, Jamie grows more anxious. Will he make it to Tennessee in time Beneath a surface of disease, despair, and disfigurements, Rapp's road trip is populated with good souls who, despite their circumstances, make significant sacrifices to help Punkzilla. . . . Devastating stuff, but breathtaking, too.? ? Booklist, starred review?Reads like a contemporary version of On the Road. . . . Fans will be more than happy to be in Adam Rapp's company again.? ? Kirkus Reviews

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For the runaway Punkzilla, kicking a meth habit and a life of petty crime in Oregon is a prelude to reconnecting with his older brother, who is dying of cancer in Memphis. Against a backdrop of seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and hitched rides, the 14-year-old meets a colorful, sometimes dangerous, cast of characters.

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ISBN:
9781441892959
Author:
Rapp, Adam
Publisher:
Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Runaways
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Fourteen-year-old Jamie, aka ?Punkzilla, ? is on a mission: to see his older brother, Peter (?P?), before P dies of cancer. Hopping a bus while still buzzing from his last hit of meth, Jamie embarks on a days-long bus trip from Portland, Oregon, to Memphis, Tennessee, writing letters to his family and friends - letters so honest he may never send them. Along the way, he sees a sketchier side of America the Beautiful: seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and a colorful, sometimes dangerous cast of characters. In letters he writes to P, he catalogs them all - the freaky but kind transsexual, the old woman with the oozing eye, the girl with the long wavy blond hair. But with each individual he meets and each interstate exit he passes, Jamie grows more anxious. Will he make it to Tennessee in time Beneath a surface of disease, despair, and disfigurements, Rapp's road trip is populated with good souls who, despite their circumstances, make significant sacrifices to help Punkzilla. . . . Devastating stuff, but breathtaking, too.? ? Booklist, starred review?Reads like a contemporary version of On the Road. . . . Fans will be more than happy to be in Adam Rapp's company again.? ? Kirkus Reviews
"Synopsis" by , For the runaway Punkzilla, kicking a meth habit and a life of petty crime in Oregon is a prelude to reconnecting with his older brother, who is dying of cancer in Memphis. Against a backdrop of seedy motels, dicey bus stations, and hitched rides, the 14-year-old meets a colorful, sometimes dangerous, cast of characters.
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