Strays (Paperback)

Author: Koertge, Ronald

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Sixteen-year-old Ted O''Connor''s parents have just died in a fiery car crash, and now he''s stuck with a set of psycho foster parents. He''s having pretty much the worst year of his miserable life--or so he thinks.


Publisher Candlewick Pr
Mfg Part# 9780763627058
SKU 203880546
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0763627054
Release Date 4/23/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"Koertge writes brilliant dialog; the conversations between Ted and the animals are as nuanced, natural, and believable as those between humans."
"Ultimately, this is a strongly hopeful tale wherein socialization by peers is given importance and honor, an approach that will be valued by YAs whose friends are what get them through the day."
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Editors Note When his parents die in a sudden accident and he is moved into the home of a set of crazy foster parents, sixteen-year-old Ted is forced to cope with his loss while attending a hard inner-city school overrun by delinquents.
Editors Note 1 Could life as a foster kid lead to unexpected benefits? A teenager’s link to animals gives way to human connection in a smart, incisive new novel.Sixteen-year-old Ted O’Connor’s parents just died in a fiery car crash, and now he’s stuck with a set of semi-psycho foster parents, two foster brothers — Astin, the cocky gearhead, and C.W., the sometimes gangsta — and an inner-city high school full of delinquents. He’s having pretty much the worst year of his miserable life. Or so he thinks. Is it possible that becoming an orphan is not the worst thing that could have happened to him?Master novelist Ron Koertge brings his best work yet, a smart, surprising story full of trademark wit and sharp insight about a boy learning to run with a new pack.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 14
Number of Pages 0167
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
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