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Source:Greenwillow Books, Volume 1st, New York, p.337 (2005)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3566 .E6914824 C75 2005
Keywords:Identity (Philosophical concept)--Juvenile fiction, Identity--Fiction, Juvenile materials, Newbery Medal, 2006, Nineteen sixties--Fiction, Nineteen sixties--Juvenile fiction
Contents: The catch -- Hector goes into a sponge state and has a satori -- Boys, dogs, science fiction -- Radio show -- Leg buds -- In the rhododendrons -- The fable of Lenny -- Easy basin wrench, or Debbie has a mechanical moment, too -- Guitar lessons -- Conversation in the dark: brilliant eskimo thoughts -- Hector's first song -- Truck lessons -- Ravine -- Japanese chapter -- Guitar progress -- Home work -- At the Tastee-freez on a Tuesday evening -- In and out of the cocoon -- Where the necklace went -- Hair -- Confession -- Wuthering heights/Popular mechanics -- The childhood friend -- Grosi -- Meanwhile -- Somewhere else -- Meanwhile, elsewhere -- Mrs. Bruning -- Elephants -- What Patty said when Debbie showed her the photo -- California of the mind -- Dan Persik's progress -- A pig roast -- Roasting the pig -- Sarong -- Flip-flop, necklace -- On the roof -- Lightning bugs.; Summary: Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 10-14; Grade level 5.4; General fiction