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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Watkins Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s the fall of 1966, and twelve-year-old Dewey Turner is determined to start the school year right. No more being the butt of every joke. He’ll be cool — a Lone Wolf like his older brother, Wayne. But an accident with shoe polish dashes these hopes — and earns Dewey his worst nickname yet. He finds an unlikely friend in Darla Turkel, the only person at Sand Mountain High who is more of an outcast than he is. Through their friendship, Dewey comes to learn a whole lot about his small town, and about the world outside it, too: things about racism and segregation, secrets, and standing up for what’s right. “There is neither too much nostalgia nor message, and readers will be haunted by the drama of harsh secrets close to home.” — Booklist (starred review) “Watkins pulls off an incredible feat in this novel capturing the racial prejudices and Vietnam War tensions of the era.” — Voice of Youth Advocates Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra McLeod | 11/23/2013

    " What I liked best about this novel were Dewey's relationships: particularly his relationship with Darla and his relationship with his brother Wayne. Dewey's voice was very real and his coming-of-age experiences were depicted with great poignancy. I felt the story moved a little slowly in some places but overall it was a very believable story of a a 12-year-old boy growing up in a small southern town in the sixties. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melanie | 11/18/2013

    " I liked this book, but it wasn't great. I had a hard time figuring out how the author wanted all the story lines to fit together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marsha | 10/27/2013

    " realistic situations and believable dialogue make this a great story-could not put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by A. | 8/17/2013

    " Interesting subject matter -- racism in a very isolated small Southern town -- that just fell a little flat for me; poorly paced, maybe, as the ending seemed rather abrupt. "

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