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The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to His Death and Lands in California

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 167 Ratings and 39 Reviews

Book Description
"Mom didn't think it was funny when I took off my leg at school, put it in my locker, and then tied a rag around my stump with fake blood on it. After that, though, the kids at school pretty much knew if anyone was going to be cracking jokes about my leg, it was gonna be me."

So says thirteen-year-old Alastair Hudson in this darkly humorous comingof- age story about the relationship between Ala... More

Book Information
PublisherRazorBill
BindingHardcover (2 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages288
ISBN-101595141502
ISBN-13978-1595141507
Publication Date03/01/2007
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About Mary Hershey (Author) : Mary Hershey is an author for children and young adults, a certified personal coach for the creatively pregnant (and overdue) and a part-time Administrative Officer for the Department of Veteran Affai... more
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3/17/2008 Siri Feeney said: Queen of the long involved title, Hershey got me hooked on this one without plying me with chocolate. Alastair's voice is perfect and the other characters in the book are interesting and full of surprises.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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