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For sixteen-year-old Ben Bancroft — a kid with cerebral palsy, no parents, and an overprotective grandmother — the closest thing to happiness is hunkering alone in the back of the Rialto Theatre and watching Bride of Frankenstein for the umpteenth time. The last person he wants to run into is drugged-up Colleen Minou, resplendent in ripped tights, neon miniskirt, and an impressive array of tattoos. But when Colleen climbs into the seat beside him and rests a woozy head on his shoulder, Ben has that unmistakable feeling that his life is about to change. With unsparing humor and a keen flair for dialogue, Ron Koertge captures the rare repartee between two lonely teenagers on opposite sides of the social divide. His smart, self-deprecating protagonist learns that kindred spirits may be found for the looking — and that the resolve to follow your passion can be strengthened by something as simple as a human touch.

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The winner of the 2003 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's Literature is now in paperback. With unsparing humor and a keen flair for dialogue, Koertge captures the rare repartee between two lonely teenagers on opposite sides of the social divide. Young Adult.

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Ron Koertge is the author of several acclaimed novels, including THE BRIMSTONE JOURNALS. Of STONER & SPAZ, he says, "My wife works with the disabled. One night she came home and told me about a young man she'd been working with. He had C.P. and a terrific sense of humor. Coincidentally, that day I had talked to a former student of mine who'd recently been in rehab for substance abuse. What would happen, I wondered, if those two knew each other? Two months later—the first draft of STONER & SPAZ." Ron Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.

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Janet Franke, November 11, 2009 (view all comments by Janet Franke)
A good read for all young adults. How can a boy with cp and a stoned out girl help each other. This book is about self esteem. There is mature content and while some may be offended by the f bomb--it is well worth the read. Watching Ben grow and his relationship change with his grandmother and others is fascinating. I don't want to put in any spoilers--just read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763621506
Author:
Koertge, Ronald
Publisher:
Candlewick
Author:
Koertge, Ron
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Video recordings
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.06x4.74x.47 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , The winner of the 2003 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's Literature is now in paperback. With unsparing humor and a keen flair for dialogue, Koertge captures the rare repartee between two lonely teenagers on opposite sides of the social divide. Young Adult.
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