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Book Title: The New Kid|
The author of the book: Eliot Schrefer
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Reader ratings: 4.4
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: September 4th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780743299091
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 598 KB
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At fifteen years old, Humphrey has spent his life as the new kid, moving from town to town as his parents keep losing jobs. The latest move brings him to Haven, Florida, where his family rents a motel room for lack of money. Humphrey gradually makes his way into a circle of the local cool kids, but when his friendship with one handsome boy and the boy's mother leads to illicit and confusing sexual attractions, he begins to question the nature of his own desires, with perilous consequences.
Humphrey's half-sister Gretchen escaped the family's itinerant lifestyle long ago, and is now graduating from Harvard College and pining for a Harvard boy who broke her heart. When fate offers Gretchen a chance to go abroad, both brother and sister find themselves with the opportunity to leave their problems behind and travel to Italy. But the siblings' Roman holiday takes a sinister turn when what was supposed to be a glamorous jaunt has fateful consequences.
The New Kid is an account of love, family, sexual awakening, and the peculiarly dangerous twists life can take -- a deftly written novel from the acclaimed author of Glamorous Disasters.
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Read information about the authorI write books and then, by an astounding stroke of good fortune, someone publishes them. My first two books, Glamorous Disasters and The New Kid, were for adults, and then I had a momentous lunch with author/editor David Levithan when I became a young adult author.
Since then, you can blame me for a number of titles, including The School for Dangerous Girls, The Deadly Sister, and Endangered. Two things have come only recently in my career: a real confidence in plotting, and a realization that I write better stories when the characters are not me. When my protagonists are tweaked versions of myself (see: the first two novels above), they're amorphous and unknowable people--like I'm too deep inside to know which details are important for a reader to hear about. But my latest, about a girl keeping herself and an orphan bonobo alive in a country at war, is so far outside my own lived interior space that I found it much easier to write it convincingly.
Also: I love marshmallows and early twentieth century fiction. And apes.
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