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Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long before fancy gears and panniers, our hero Adam treks across New England on a journey to save his life, measuring miles by junk food.
Recommended by Mary Z., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

In this complicated, chilling novel of the savagery of modern society, Adam mentally relives his past while facing the interrogation and trauma of his present life as a guest of the government.

Review:

"A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim...the buildup of suspense is terrific." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

A boy's search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But it is a past that must not be remembered...if he is to survive.

About the Author

Robert Cormier (1925-2000) changed the face of young adult literature over the course of his illustrious career. His many books include The Chocolate War, I Am the Cheese, Fade, Tenderness, After the First Death, Heroes, Frenchtown Summer, and The Rag and Bone Shop. In 1991 he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.

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krahs_guard, September 27, 2010 (view all comments by krahs_guard)
From just reading the summary, there's a good chance that I'll like this book. I'm the type of person that rarely gets into depth with a lot of books. It's either amazing or boring, otherwise I'm not even interested in reading it at all. But this book I think I'll very much enjoy and may even read again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440940609
Author:
Cormier, Robert
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Self-Esteem
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Witnesses
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
Organized crime -- Fiction.
Subject:
Secret service -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Situations / Peer Pressure
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-Leaf Library
Series Volume:
81-584.
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.94x4.22x.61 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 224 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440940609 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long before fancy gears and panniers, our hero Adam treks across New England on a journey to save his life, measuring miles by junk food.

"Review" by , "A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim...the buildup of suspense is terrific."
"Synopsis" by , A boy's search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But it is a past that must not be remembered...if he is to survive.
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