Fourteen-year-old Stephen moves into a tough neighborhood and soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. All hell breaks loose. Will Stephen allow himself to be shoved into the background, or will he win the girl he truly loves?
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I would all of Mike Wells books...he is an incredible writer and story teller!
The friendship between Steven and Ben!
I am going to say Ben, but Steven is a very close second!
I wanted to, but it took me 2 days!
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I love Mike Wells...he writes a story that sucks you in, and makes you want more!
I have been given the very fortunate opportunity to listen to all of Mike's work on audio, and this being the last one available to me on audible...I am depressed....I need more!!! lol
This is a story about 2 young men in there teens and finding a lifelong friendship with each other...Ben has a hard home life...alcoholic dad, and a run a round mom...he is abused both mentally and physically...and left to care for his younger brother..he has a rep as a bad ass..but deep down he is a sensitive, smart and talented artist...He befriends Steven who is new to the neighborhood and helps him grow as a person and together they learn some very valuable life lessons...
GREAT STORY!! I RECOMMEND!!!
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I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
I have a hard time ranking this with other books I've listened to, as 'coming of age' stories aren't something I've ever listened to before. I WILL say that this was an extremely poignant and well-written story, and the voice actor did a tremendous job with it. He has the perfect voice for this context. I probably wouldn't enjoy listening to him read erotica, though.
The tank car roll. The last one. That's going to stick in my head for awhile.
Christine. I love it when male voice actors can get a female infection in their deep voice, and have it be believable.
I tried. But at 11:30 last night, I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, and had to finish it this morning.
I think this would be a good book to give your kids to read or listen to. Especially if you live near train tracks. It might help them realize that they're not invincible. It also gives a little perspective to bullying and class snobbery.