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Bluefish - Pat Schmatz
Bluefish
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Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel.Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with... show more
Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel.Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer--a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters--and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763653347 (0763653349)
Publisher: Candlewick
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it
3.5 Bluefish/Pat Schmatz
Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he’s missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there’s just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he’s called on to read out loud. But that’s before Travis meets Mr. Mc...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 Bluefish
It took a few chapters to get drawn into this story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Great characters, great story.
Learning on the Fly
Learning on the Fly rated it
3.0 Bluefish
This was a great frienship, middle school book.I totally enjoyed it! Not everything in this world is peachy sweet and this book shows a little of the other side and how friendship can make life a bit better!
afterwhat
afterwhat rated it
Travis lost his home and his dog, not in that order, within weeks. His Grandpa sobered up, said they needed a change, and moved them away from the swamp they'd lived in forever, and all that, right after Rosco, the hound dog who was Travis's very best friend in the world, went missing.Travis starts...
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it
4.0 Bluefish
A tender story of three teens finding their way to each other, from disparate states of outsiderness. There are distinct echoes here of Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt, although Bluefish is decidedly lighter and the humor quick witted. As a reader, I easily rooted for these likable characters. In facin...
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