A brilliant sixteen-year-old oddball, having trouble adjusting to his conventional high school, clashes with an emotionally disturbed teacher and comes upon some important truths about life and his place in it.
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Grade 10 Up This is a journey of self-discovery in a hypocritical world. Stephen Douglass, smart and gifted, often says what he thinks, and he has acquired a reputation as a trouble-maker. When Mr. Truelove, an unbalanced biology teacher, puts him through a humiliating experience in front of the class that leads to his being falsely accused of vandalizing the biology lab, Stephen becomes a school celebrity, then the sophomore class president and a TV personality. Fame pursues him further when he pens hilarious lyrics to ``Hail to the Chief'' and dispatches them to the White House, after which he is invited to Washington as one of 200 honored high-school students. Back home he faces the climactic moment when the principal intends to destroy Truelovea scenario that develops not at all as planned. Stone's narrator-protagonist's style is entirely apt for the character, but he does not hesitate to make allusions that may go over the heads of the dull or unread. The characterization has depth, and content that often serves as the main theme of many YA novels is presented integrally as part of the characters' lives. This very funny, sophisticated novel confirms the belief that YA literature has come of age. Ronald A. Van De Voorde, Graduate Library School, University of Arizona, Tucson
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Precocious from his earliest years, 10th-grader Stephen A. Douglass discusses the pros and cons of being overly bright in this amusingly sophisticated novel. Ages 12-up.
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