This Is the Part Where You Laugh

This Is the Part Where You Laugh

eBook - 2016
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Fans of Andrew Smith and Matt de la Pena will be captivated by this summer-in-the-life of a teenage guy growing up in a trailer park in Eugene, Oregon. Travis plans to spend the summer as follows: Working on his basketball game with his friend, Creature ; Reading excerpts from Creature's novel-in-progress: The Pervert's Guide to Russian Princesses ; Canoeing around the lake, trying to catch a glimpse of the beautiful girl who just moved in ; Not getting into trouble, not going back to juvie . . . ; Searching the homeless camps for his mother, with a jar full of cash to help her get back on her feet. From a powerful new voice in YA literature comes an unforgettable account of growing up, making mistakes, and growing out of the shadow of drug abuse.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
ISBN: 9780553538120
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (331 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 02, 2016

A good book, but wasn't very humorous and very depressing. I liked it quite a bit, showing the poor side of a little neighborhood around a lake in western Oregon. But some things (like the Russian Princesses) I found just plain weird. I recommend this book, but if you are a really happy person do NOT read this. I *think* the book was supposed to make me cry/laugh, but haha (;-; cri) NOPE! I was straight-faced throughout the book.

Also, inside the book, it says something that happens less then 100 pages from the end (and there are 327 pages).

So the flap of the book was not something I enjoyed.

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