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The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer

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For a sixteen ? year ? old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day's an education in the hard work and boredom of migrant labor; every day teaches him something more about friendship, or hunger, or profanity, or lust ? always lust. He learns how a poker game, or hitching a ride, can turn deadly. He discovers the secret sadness and generosity to be found on a lonely farm in the middle of nowhere. Then he joins up with a carnival and becomes a grunt, running a ride and shilling for the geek show. He's living the hard carny life and beginning to see the world through carny eyes. He's tough. Cynical. By the end of the summer he's pretty sure he knows it all. Until he meets Ruby.*?It's Paulsen's ability to put readers behind the boy's eyes ? so they can feel what's going on as well as see it ? the makes this novel exceptional and so heartbreakingly real? ? Booklist, starred

Product Details

ISBN:
9781455810925
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English

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