Increasingly alienated from his widowed father, Vernon joins his friends in ridiculing the neighborhood outcasts: Maxine, an alcoholic prone to outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. But when a social service agency tries to put Ronald into a special home, Vernon fights against the move.
1994 Newbery Honor Book Notable Children’s Books of 1994 (ALA) 1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 1994 Young Adult Editors’ Choices (BL) 1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library) Young Adult Choices for 1995 (IRA)
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About Jane Leslie Conly
Jane Leslie Conly is the author of Holt’s critically acclaimed Trout Summer (an ALA Notable and Best Book for Young Adults) Racso and the Rats of NIMH, and R-T, Margaret and the Rats of NIMH, which were sequels to the… More about Jane Leslie Conly
Published by Random House Audio Jul 05, 2000| 210 Minutes| ISBN 9780553750492