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Publisher Comments:

Mick Sullivan likes reading thrillers, daydreaming about Tabitha Slater, and teasing his archenemy, Boot Quinn.

Boot Quinn likes playing his guitar, daydreaming about Tabitha Slater, and punching his adversary, Mick Sullivan.

The two eighth graders are rivals in every way, and with two fights in the first week of school, they've set the stage for a yearlong showdown. That is, until a new principal arrives on the scene and forces Mick and Boot to spend an hour and a half each day playing games together. Two enemies, one small room, and no adult supervision—battle lines are bound to be crossed.

As the wins and losses are tallied, the boys find themselves fighting for their classmates' attention, a cute girl's affection, and their own fathers' respect.

But how far are they willing to go to win? And who are they really fighting?

There's only one way to find out.

Game on.

Review:

"In alternating chapters, eighth-graders Mick Sullivan and Boot Quinn explain their long history of getting in each other's faces. After the latest altercation in a school hallway, a new principal tries a different strategy: the boys must play board games together during their lunch hour until they learn to get along. The unusual plan attracts the attention of classmates, particularly Tabitha, a manipulative beauty who feigns a romantic interest in both boys in order to fan the flames of their mutual hatred, while taking bets on the side as to who will win each showdown. The feud escalates to dares that lead each boy to destroy something he values (Mick, an avid reader, vandalizes the library; Boot shoplifts at a store owned by friends). The intriguing board-game premise runs out of steam, leaving a rather conventional problem novel about troubled boys whose fathers are abusive in different ways. Ages 8-12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The author of the Dork series returns with a sharply witty novel about two school rivals who are sentenced to a unique form of punishment: quality time battling over board games. Can Connect Four and Scrabble diffuse a bitter rivalry?

About the Author

Carol Gorman is the author of many books for young readers, including Dork In Disguise, Dork on the Run, and A Midsummer Night's Dork. Ms. Gorman lives with her husband, writer Ed Gorman, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she also teaches at Coe College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060570279
Author:
Gorman, Carol
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
by Carol Gorman
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Middle schools
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Bullying
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Bullying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.48x5.86x1.00 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 288 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060570279 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In alternating chapters, eighth-graders Mick Sullivan and Boot Quinn explain their long history of getting in each other's faces. After the latest altercation in a school hallway, a new principal tries a different strategy: the boys must play board games together during their lunch hour until they learn to get along. The unusual plan attracts the attention of classmates, particularly Tabitha, a manipulative beauty who feigns a romantic interest in both boys in order to fan the flames of their mutual hatred, while taking bets on the side as to who will win each showdown. The feud escalates to dares that lead each boy to destroy something he values (Mick, an avid reader, vandalizes the library; Boot shoplifts at a store owned by friends). The intriguing board-game premise runs out of steam, leaving a rather conventional problem novel about troubled boys whose fathers are abusive in different ways. Ages 8-12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The author of the Dork series returns with a sharply witty novel about two school rivals who are sentenced to a unique form of punishment: quality time battling over board games. Can Connect Four and Scrabble diffuse a bitter rivalry?
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