The real question

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Publisher:
Peachtree,
Pub. Date:
c2006.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 4.1 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 610L
Description
When Fish tries to escape from the responsibilities of his overachieving life, he gains a new understanding of the dangers of neglecting his connections and commitments to others. For Fisher Brown, bearing the responsibility for the well-being and happiness of the people around him is a heavy burden to shoulder. Not long after his mother's sudden departure, Fisher lost interest in school and was well on his way to becoming a classic underachiever at school. But now-under the strict supervision of his high school counselor father-he is jockeying for position at the top of his high school class. It's a challenging role, and one he has doubts about. But as long as Fisher single-mindedly prepares for college and practices for the SATs, he can keep his father happy. So when Fisher meets Lonnie Traynor, whose rootless, carefree existence is so markedly different from his own, he is drawn to his take-life-as-it-comes attitude. Lonnie easily cons him into accompanying him on a weekend outing that turns into an extended road trip. But Lonnie's footloose ways reveal a troubled man with a long history of letting down the people he loves. As Fisher becomes an unwitting participant in Lonnie's hapless adventure, he begins to rethink what it means to be responsible for other people. In the end Fisher finds his way home as well as a way to redefine his own complex relationships.
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ISBN:
9781561453832
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 4.1, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 610L
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subject_facet Coming of age -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Florida -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations. -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction
title_display The real question
title_full The real question / by Adrian Fogelin
title_short The real question
topic_facet Coming of age, Fathers and sons, Interpersonal relations, Schools, Single-parent families