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If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn't even be in last place-he'd be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates. So he spends most of his time avoiding school bully Charlie Kastner and hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him. But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room teacher encourages (i.e., practically forces) him to join the school track team, and second, he meets Heather, a crazy-fast runner who isn't going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner or anybody else.
Publisher: [New York] : 2017. Amulet Books,
ISBN: 9781683351207
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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OPL_KrisC Apr 14, 2018

This is a heartwarming story about a 7th Grade boy who joins the school's cross country team on the recommendation of his Resource teacher and ends up with some unexpected results. Joseph has ADD, doesn't have friends and gets bullied frequently, but things start to turn around when he joins the cross country team. I think a lot of kids will be able to relate to Joseph and find common ground. I especially love how Joseph learns to stand up for himself and for others by the end of the book.

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OPL_KrisC Apr 14, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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