My brother's hero
Ben Floyd has a lot on his mind. In only eighteen months he will be old enough to get a learner's permit to drive, but that seems a lifetime away. Ben enjoys the close-knit group of friends in his small neighborhood, but lately he has been longing for a taste of adventure. Keeping an eye on his younger brother Cody is getting to be a big responsibility. And he is confused by complicated feelings he has for his lifelong friend, Cass.
An unexpected turn of events finds the Floyd family in the Florida Keys over Christmas vacation and offers Ben a welcome opportunity to escape the neighborhood routine. Here he meets Mica, an independent, strong-willed girl who lives a nomadic life aboard a boat with her marine biologist father. Mica teaches Ben and Cody to fish, sail, and snorkel, and together they explore the interior canals and coastal waterways. But Ben soon realizes that adventure sometimes brings danger, and that at the center of Mica's seemingly charmed life lies a mysterious loneliness.
Young readers will relate to Ben's conflicting feelings and growing restlessness as they experience this realistic, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous portrait of adolescence by award-winning author Adrian Fogelin.
Level 3.8, 9 Points
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|Grouping Title||my brother s hero|
|Grouping Author||fogelin adrian|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-23 23:11:30PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-19 03:35:39AM|
|detailed_location_school||Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Thirteen-year-old Ben is annoyed by an eleven-year-old, know-it-all girl who threaten's the fun of his family's vacation in the Florida Keys, but he has other worries, especially anxiety about his friend's reaction when she opens the necklace he gave her for Christmas.|
Christmas -- Fiction
Family life -- Florida -- Fiction
Florida Keys (Fla.) -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations. -- Fiction
Vacations -- Fiction
|title_display||My brother's hero|
|title_full||My brother's hero / Adrian Fogelin|
|title_short||My brother's hero|