Wise Young Fool Paperback – June 24, 2014
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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
About the Author
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (June 24, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316203785
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316203784
- Reading age : 15 years and up
- Lexile measure : 670
- Grade level : 10 and up
- Item Weight : 14.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.63 x 1.38 x 8.38 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,253,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.