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Wise Young Fool Kindle Edition
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―Booklist (starred review)
"The author does a brilliant job getting into the head of a troubled teen and does not shy away from racy topics."―School Library Journal (starred review)
" Larger-than-life characters....Behind the music quest, sarcasm and pursuit of girls, however, lies a more complicated and often compelling story about family, grief and flawed coping mechanisms."―Kirkus
"[Beaudoin] plays language like Hendrix plays a guitar."―BCCB --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00A2DL1LW
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 6, 2013)
- Publication date : August 6, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 5021 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 453 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,766,160 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Before Wise Young Fool, my favorite was Going Nowhere Faster.
Wise Young Fool is my favorite sort of novel: on the surface, it seems simple, but in fact it's complex and subtle. Every time I thought Beaudoin might send the action in a predictable direction, he didn't. Every time I realized that I was getting to a place where he might have taken an easy way out, he didn't.
For example, in lesser hands the Looper character would be a stereotype - as would her relationship with both Ritchie and his mother. Check out Chapter 59, which is a little masterpiece.
There's a lot going on in this novel, and it's all good.