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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (766 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Narrator: Michael Boatman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.

As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”

And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.”

The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther’s just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge’s Evil Empire—but he’s about to bust out.

If Luther wins the science fair this year, he’ll be on track for college and a future as America’s best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he’s got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint’s finest undertaker—and the love of Luther’s life.

Sparky’s escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world’s scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther’s mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE’M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge’s go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules.

Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rhonda Cilibraise | 2/3/2014

    " I gave this 4 stars for making me lol - the protagonist has the sense of humor of a survivor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by AnnaBnana | 2/2/2014

    " Funny, funny, funny. This book really made me laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Whitney | 1/31/2014

    " Social justice in a hilarious, unexpected way. This is a great book by a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dana C. | 1/25/2014

    " More modern than Bud, Not Buddy. Sometimes a child will see a parent as a person apart from being "Mom" or "Dad" and be disappointed. In this novel a son has to decide if what he knows is right is more important than his loyalty to his mother. Christopher Paul Curtis is great at writing realistic characters. I left this book wanting to send the boy money for college! "

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