- Package Weight: about 5.2 pounds.
Product DescriptionTwo years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you.
The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps.
And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain: he'll never be the same again!
In his first major novel since Holes, critically-acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit, combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply-felt characters, to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person's life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice - but a small step in the right direction.
For ages 10 to 14.
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(From the Teen Real-Life Stories shelf.)