Monday, February 18, 2008

Slam--Nick Hornsby

A great young adult novel from Nick Hornsby. I love his candid writing style and his ability to handle reali-life situations with candor and humor. This book made me laugh out loud often, causing strange looks from others when I was reading in a public place. I plan on recommending it to my students, but it is worth it for adults to read as well. The story is told by a sixteen-year old skater boy who impregnates his girlfriend. It is honest and real, and wonderfully humorous without taking away from the difficulty of the situation. I highly recommend this book!

Challenges: Young Adult

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