Fueled by friendship and sympathy, Antsy Bonano signs a month of his life over to his ?dying? classmate Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of ?living on borrowed time.? But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? When a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy wonders if he has tempted fate by playing God. Fans of ?the Schwa? will welcome favorite and new characters in this wholly fresh tale, which is as touchingly poignant as it is darkly comical.
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Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He lives in Southern California with his four children.From AudioFile:
Neal Schusterman knows his material in terms of both narration and writing. His slight Brooklyn accent and excellent timing give a strong picture of Antsy (Anthony) Bonnano, and minor characters are just as lively. Then there's the mix of fast-paced story, hilarious imagery, eccentric characters, and bizarre incidents sure to please teen listeners, and even make adults laugh aloud. Antsy is determined to change the mood of exchange student Gunnar Umlaut, who has an unpronounceable disease--meaning, as Antsy explains, "Your own body fails the smog test." Gunnar is sure he'll die in six months, so Antsy organizes friends to give Gunnar a new lease on life. And that's before Antsy realizes that Gunnar has an oh-so-hot older sister. Familiar characters add even more appeal to this vivid sequel. S.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0525478256
Book Description Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110525478256