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- ISBN: 9780062491251
- ISBN: 0062491253
352 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
|Summary, etc.:||"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.""--|
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 14 up. Katherine Tegen Books.
Grades 10-12. Katherine Tegen Books.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
Bobby Lang, 15, is called Junk at school because the home he shares with his alcoholic, disabled father is surrounded by junk, including an old VW camper up on blocks. He is friendless because of this and his odd appearance. Rachel Braly is another outlier, with a rocky relationship with her mother and a brilliant gift for art, and though she's prickly and hostile, she catches Bobby's attention when she draws a portrait of him, demonstrating that she can tell what he is like on the inside. Rachel's anger gets the better of her, and Bobby tries to save her from herself with mixed results. Bobby also learns the truth about his missing mother, and the resulting catharsis is a catalyst for change in his relationship with his father. This poignant novel in verse captures the bleakness and frustration of both teens' lives and draws them out of their despair with courage and compassion. The end may be a little too neatly tied up, but after the preceding trauma, the conclusion is both hopeful and a relief. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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