Jolted : Newton Starker's rules for survival / Arthur Slade.
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- ISBN: 9780385909440 (lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 0385909446 (lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780385747004 (hc)
- ISBN: 0385747004 (hc)
- Physical Description: 227 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2009.
|Summary, etc.:|| Many of Newton Starker's ancestors, including his mother, have been killed by lightning strikes, so when he enrolls at the eccentric Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he tries to be a model student so that he can avoid the same fate.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 February #2
Fourteen-year-old Newton Starker is ruled by fear and focused on survival. Over many centuries and uncounted generations, lightning has killed every member of his mother s family. After her death, Newton leaves the protective dome of his family home to attend the Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival in Saskatchewan, where he finds a good friend, a great pet, and more courage than he knew he had. The plot is easy to follow and the many quirky characters add spice to the third-person narrative, which is interspersed with excerpts from the school s "Survival Handbook." Though the central idea of lightning strikes as a family curse or inherited predestination might seem odd to some, this clearly written novel creates a world in which it is believable. There s also a disingenuous quality about Newton that makes him just right as the hero of a story with a larger-than-life premise. An offbeat, likable novel. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
Arthur Slade has published several novels for young readers, including Megiddoâs Shadow, Tribes, and Dust, which won the Governor Generalâs Award for Childrenâs Literature. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his family.
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