Publish date: September 9th 2008
Publisher: Tundra Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
Imagine being twelve and not having any friends, and the highlight of your week is playing Scrabble with your mother. Welcome to the world of Ambrose, the boy who loved words but just didn’t fit him. His mother kept a short leash on him as she’s overly protective; always fearing the worse will emerg...
3/19/11 ** I started this last night over dinner - was hooked by p. 8 and didn't put it down until it fell on my nose, waking me up. I was on p. 39 at that point; Ambrose, the narrator, was in my head when I woke up. Nielsen has managed to catch the voice of the nerdy 7th grade boy perfectly. The...
LOVED this book. Loved that it takes place in Vancouver, loved the quirkiness of the characters. It was almost like a grown up, male version of Awake & Dreaming.