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by Korman, Gordon,

Format: Book on CD 2017
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Summary
#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before. A boy who's been a bully and hanging out with the wrong friends gets a new start after a memory-loss-inducing accident. But can someone really change who he is, or will the old him merely come back over time?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Recovering after a fall, Chase regains consciousness in a hospital bed surrounded by complete strangers including his mother and brother. After he returns to school, he struggles to regain what amnesia has erased, but what he learns isn't reassuring. His two old buddies from the football team are bullies. The kids he wants to hang out with now, like those in the video club, were often their victims, and they're understandably wary of the new Chase. If he regains his memory, will he become the jerk he was before? Chapter by chapter, the very readable first-person narration shifts among seven students, giving readers access to many points of view. Their reactions to the changes in Chase's outlook vary according to their personalities and their prior relationships with him. The characters are well drawn, and the scenes in which Chase befriends an elderly veteran at an assisted facility are nicely integrated into the novel. A talented storyteller, Korman shows bullying, regret, and forgiveness from various perspectives and leaves readers with ideas to ponder.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "When a middle school bully suffers amnesia after a bad fall, it gives him the chance to start fresh, but rebuilding his life is an uphill battle when everyone else still remembers the sins of his past. Eighth-grader Chase Ambrose attempts to reconstruct himself based on what his friends and family tell him, but the more he learns about how he mistreated others, the less he likes the old Chase. Unable to play football while he's healing, Chase joins the video club, whose members have good reason to distrust him. And while his former self did community service at a local retirement home, the new Chase comes to enjoy spending time with the residents-especially a grumpy veteran whose stories he values. In this compelling and sometimes humorous tale of nature and identity, Korman (Slacker) offers an intriguing exploration of the potential for redemption. By telling the story from multiple perspectives (Chase's, as well as those of several classmates), he conveys a complex, thorough picture of Chase's influence and impact on those around him. Ages 8-12. Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Amnesia -- Juvenile fiction.
Memory -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullying -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-perception in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Amnesia -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Bullying -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Performed by various narrators.
Audience 8 years and up.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781501956003
1501956000
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