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"Nine years after Stoner & Spaz (2002), Koertge picks up where the first installment left off, with Ben (a rich kid with cerebral palsy) and Colleen (a drug addict with no functioning parent) alternatively in love and at odds. Before Ben, 16, met Colleen, he'd lived vicariously through film, and her interest in him shook him out of his stupor. 'I was for sure headed for Hermitville. Odd-Duck Town. Weirdo City,' he admits. But Colleen is a lot of work — she relapses frequently, his grandmother disapproves of her, she kisses him passionately then leaves a party with someone else. 'You just wear me out,' he tells her. Ben has made one well-received student film; now he's searching for a second subject. Is it Colleen? Is it his mother, who left him on his grandmother's doorstep 12 years earlier? There's scant plot, but Koertge writes sharp dialogue and vivid scenes. Little is resolved for either character except that they seem better off with each other than without, which is likely how many readers will feel about these companionable misfits, too. Ages 14 — up. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Ron Koertge is the author of many celebrated novels, including STONER & SPAZ, STRAYS, and THE BRIMSTONE JOURNALS, all American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, an American Library Association Top Ten Sports Books for Youth Selection; and The Arizona Kid, an American Library Association pick for "one of the ten funniest books of the year." A two-time winner of the PEN Literary Award for Childrens Literature, Ron Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.

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ISBN:
9780763650810
Author:
Koertge, Ron
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
cerebral palsy;disabilities;realistic fiction;movies;high school
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.51 x 5.88 x 0.83 in 0.815 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Dating and Sex
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
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Young Adult » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nine years after Stoner & Spaz (2002), Koertge picks up where the first installment left off, with Ben (a rich kid with cerebral palsy) and Colleen (a drug addict with no functioning parent) alternatively in love and at odds. Before Ben, 16, met Colleen, he'd lived vicariously through film, and her interest in him shook him out of his stupor. 'I was for sure headed for Hermitville. Odd-Duck Town. Weirdo City,' he admits. But Colleen is a lot of work — she relapses frequently, his grandmother disapproves of her, she kisses him passionately then leaves a party with someone else. 'You just wear me out,' he tells her. Ben has made one well-received student film; now he's searching for a second subject. Is it Colleen? Is it his mother, who left him on his grandmother's doorstep 12 years earlier? There's scant plot, but Koertge writes sharp dialogue and vivid scenes. Little is resolved for either character except that they seem better off with each other than without, which is likely how many readers will feel about these companionable misfits, too. Ages 14 — up. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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