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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library Y HOR (Text) 33500009421736 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya HOR (Text) 35500004205454 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399250484
  • ISBN: 0399250484
  • Physical Description: 309 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 August #1
    *Starred Review* For Hornby, author of About a Boy (1988) and High Fidelity (1995), the move from adult to young-adult fiction represents more of a natural progression than a change in course. So it should come as no surprise that he has written an accomplished teen novel featuring a character whose voice hits its groove at the downbeat and sustains it through the final chord. Sam is a disarmingly ordinary 15-year-old kid who loves to skate (that's skateboarding, to you and me). But then he is blindsided: his girlfriend gets pregnant, and he lands in the middle of his mum's nightmare (she had Sam when she was 16). This may sound like an old-fashioned realistic YA problem novel, but it's a whole lot more. Sam, you see, has a sort-of-imaginary friend: the world's greatest skater, Tony Hawk, whose poster Sam talks to when he has problems. And the poster talks back, maybe, or maybe Sam is just reciting quotes from Tony's autobiography. And is it really Tony who is "whizzing" Sam into the future for glimpses of what is to come? With or without Tony's help, Sam gives us the facts about his very eventful couple of years, but as he reminds us, "there comes a point where the facts don't matter anymore . . . because you don't know what anything felt like." Which is where Hornby comes in. We know exactly how Sam feels—even when he feels differently from the beginning of a sentence to the end—and it feels just right: a vertiginous mix of anger, confusion, insight, humor, and love. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

The New Yorker calls bestselling author Nick Hornby “the maestro of the male confessional.” His bestselling adult novels include High Fidelity and About a Boy, both of which were made into highly successful movies. He lives in the UK.

Subject: Teenage fathers > Fiction.
Teenage parents > Fiction.
Hawk, Tony > Fiction.
Babies > Fiction.
Skateboarding > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
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