Adrian Fogelin The Real Question

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The Real Question

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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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For Fisher Brown, bearing the responsibility for the well-being and happiness of the people around him is a heavy burden to shoulder. Fisher used to be an underachiever at school. But that was before his mother’s sudden departure a few years earlier. Now he is at the top of his high school class, “the A man.” It’s a challenging role, and one he has doubts about. But as long as Fisher singlemindedly prepares for college and practices for the SATs, his father is happy. Then there is Dez, his best friend, who shifts her own considerable burdens marked by a troubled home life, on to Fisher.So when Fisher meets Lonnie Traynor, whose rootless, carefree existence is so markedly different from his own, he is drawn to him. Lonnie tricks 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 - with Dez, with his father, and with the mother who disappeared.

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ADRIAN FOGELIN is the author of several novels for middle readers and young adults. She lives in Florida.

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