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- DescriptionThe New York Post praised Twerp as reminiscent of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Finding the Worm is a sequel that stands on its own--an unforgettable coming-of-age story about life, loss, and friendship. Perfect for fans of The Sandlot and readers who love books by Jennifer L. Holm, Andrew Clements, and Rebecca Stead. It s t a test unless you can fail. . . . Trouble always seems to find thirteen-year-old Julian Twerski. First it was a bullying incident, and w he s been accused of vandalizing a painting. The principal doesn t want to suspend him again, so instead, he asks Julian to write a 200-word essay on good citizenship. Julian writes 200 s instead, and so begins an epic struggle between Julian and his principal. Being falsely accused is bad eugh, but outside of school, Julian s dealing with even bigger issues. His friend Quentin has been really sick. How can life be fair when the nicest guy in your group has cancer? Julian s faith and friendships are put to the test . . . and the stakes have never been higher. Praise for Twerp A Bank Street Best Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Selection A Summer Top Ten Kids Indie Next List Pick Reminiscent of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. . . . You don t have to be a twerp to read this book. New York Post A vivid, absorbing story about one boy s misadventure, heartache, and hope for himself. Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal winning author of When You Reach Me [Fans of] Jeff Kinney s Diary of a Wimpy Kid who have matured beyond the scope and gravity of that series will find a kindred spirit in Julian. School Library Journal Reminiscent of movies like The Sandlot. . . . Well-written and funny. The Advocate Alternately poignant and comical. . . . A thought-provoking exploration of bullying, personal integrity and self-acceptance. Kirkus Reviews Funny, poignant, and an effective commentary on bullying and its consequences. The Horn Book Magazine From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyMARK GOLDBLATT is a lot like Julian Twerski, only not as interesting. He s a widely published columnist, a novelist, and a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Twerp was his first book for younger readers. He lives in New York City. Visit him online at markgoldblattkids.com.
- Author(s)Mark Goldblatt
- PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
- Date of Publication10/02/2015
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Books for Young Readers
- Weight454 g
- Width142 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding,Cloth over boards
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