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ISBN13: 9780064472258
ISBN10: 0064472256
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On his sixteenth birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to Blue Avenger. . .

And things start to happen. Within twenty-four hours, David becomes a national hero, starts dating an extraordinary girl named Omaha Nebraska Brown, and bakes an imperfect pie. And that's not all. A tiny sow bug is injured by a lawn mower, some killer bees make their home at San Pablo High School, and there is some activity in the earth's crust.

The connection?

No one knows for certain.

At first, it seems that David's own free will is guiding his momentous decision. But maybe it's something else. Maybe it's the inevitable result of everything that has ever happened to him since his miraculous birth.

To find out more about life and death, romance, gun control, lemon meringue pie, and world peace, you'll have to read this book. The decision is yours.

Or is it?

2001 ALA Popular Paperback for YAs

Synopsis:

On his sixteenth birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to Blue Avenger. . .

And things start to happen. Within twenty-four hours, David becomes a national hero, starts dating an extraordinary girl named Omaha Nebraska Brown, and bakes an imperfect pie. And that's not all. A tiny sow bug is injured by a lawn mower, some killer bees make their home at San Pablo High School, and there is some activity in the earth's crust.

The connection?

No one knows for certain.

At first, it seems that David's own free will is guiding his momentous decision. But maybe it's something else. Maybe it's the inevitable result of everything that has ever happened to him since his miraculous birth.

To find out more about life and death, romance, gun control, lemon meringue pie, and world peace, you'll have to read this book. The decision is yours.

Or is it?

2001 ALA Popular Paperback for YAs

Synopsis:

On the morning of his 16th birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to Blue Avenger. Within the next 24 hours, he will become a national hero, begin dating Omaha Nebraska Brown, and bake the world's most perfect pie. "This book is funny, tender, a bit manic, and thoroughly entertaining".--"School Library Journal".

About the Author

Norma Howe has written six novels for young adults, including The Adventures of Blue Avenger and Blue Avenger Cracks the Code. The San Francisco Chronicle writes that "Ms. Howe creates rare heroes — exceptional people who happen to be in their teens." To research this book, Ms. Howe traveled to England and Venice numerous times. She lives with her husband in Sacramento, California.

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Jonathan, August 22, 2008 (view all comments by Jonathan)
A bizarrely entertaining book dealing with the conundrum of free will vs. fate. You gotta love a guy who decides to change his name to Blue Avenger, just because.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064472258
performance Performance:
Howe, Norma
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
Howe, Norma
Author:
by Norma Howe
Location:
United States
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Free will and determinism
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
107-375
Publication Date:
20000808
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.6 in 5.12 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 240 pages HarperTempest - English 9780064472258 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On his sixteenth birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to Blue Avenger. . .

And things start to happen. Within twenty-four hours, David becomes a national hero, starts dating an extraordinary girl named Omaha Nebraska Brown, and bakes an imperfect pie. And that's not all. A tiny sow bug is injured by a lawn mower, some killer bees make their home at San Pablo High School, and there is some activity in the earth's crust.

The connection?

No one knows for certain.

At first, it seems that David's own free will is guiding his momentous decision. But maybe it's something else. Maybe it's the inevitable result of everything that has ever happened to him since his miraculous birth.

To find out more about life and death, romance, gun control, lemon meringue pie, and world peace, you'll have to read this book. The decision is yours.

Or is it?

2001 ALA Popular Paperback for YAs

"Synopsis" by , On the morning of his 16th birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to Blue Avenger. Within the next 24 hours, he will become a national hero, begin dating Omaha Nebraska Brown, and bake the world's most perfect pie. "This book is funny, tender, a bit manic, and thoroughly entertaining".--"School Library Journal".

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