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Junk boy

Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Bobby, who is bullied by the kids at school for living in a home with a front yard that is filled with garbage, meets a young artist who teaches him to see himself as more than "Junk Boy.""--
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Young adult fiction
Fiction
Novels in verse
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Abbott
ISBN: 9780062491251 0062491253
OCLC Number: 1136965456
Target Audience: Ages 14 up.; Grades 10-12.
Description: 352 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Tony Abbott.

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"Bobby, who is bullied by the kids at school for living in a home with a front yard that is filled with garbage, meets a young artist who teaches him to see himself as more than "Junk Boy.""--

Junk. That's what the kids at school call Bobby Lang. Trying desperately to live under the radar at school-- and at the home he shares with his angry, neglectful father-- Bobby develops a sort of proud loneliness. The only buffer between him and the uncaring world is his love of the long, wooded trail between school and home. Then he meets Rachel. She is an artist who sees him in a way no one ever has. Maybe it's because she has her own kind of junk, and a parent who hates what Rachel is: gay. Together the two embark on journeys to clean up the messes that fill their lives, searching against all odds for hope and redemption. -- adapted from Goodreads

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"The free-verse form effectively propels this story, which is at once action-oriented and introspective, forward. Bobby's emotion-filled thoughts make him a narrator it is easy to feel sympathy Read more...

 
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Spare verse tell a complex story

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2021-01-07) Excellent Permalink

This novel-in-verse tells a familiar story of kids from broken circumstances finding each other. But don't let the common theme deter you from reading this powerful book.  The characters are rich and unique. The choice the author made to write it in verse dictates the rhythm of the reader's thoughts...
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