Watt Key Fourmile

ISBN 13: 9781627656757

Fourmile

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Twelve-year-old Foster knows in his gut that Dax Ganey, the man dating his widowed mother, is a bad seed. Then a mysterious stranger arrives at their Alabama farm, a former Army Ranger in Iraq rambling across the country, and Foster believes he has found an ally against Dax. The stranger proves a fascinating mentor, full of wisdom and secrets. And Dax soon has reason to resent not just him and Foster but also Foster's mother. A spurned Dax will be a dangerous enemy, but Foster is increasingly aware that the stranger is just as dangerous, if not more so.

From Watt Key, the author of one of the most highly acclaimed children's survival adventures of the last decade, comes "Fourmile," a tautly wound new novel reminiscent of classic westerns, about a boy caught in the middle of a clash that may turn out to be his own battle to fight.

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About the Author:

WATT KEY lives in southern Alabama with his family. "Fourmile" is his third book.

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"Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers."--"Kirkus", starred

[STARRED REVIEW!] "Key has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale . . . Foster's first-person voice is richly authentic as he gradually acquires the wisdom that will eventually lead him to a believable though heart-wrenching resolution to some of the crushing conflicts in his life. Confrontations between Dax and Gary are vivid and violent enough to disturb some readers, the violence expertly serving to define yet distinguish their characters. Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers." --"Kirkus Reviews"

"Suspenseful and introspective..."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred

[STARRED REVIEW!] "Key has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale . . . Foster's first-person voice is richly authentic as he gradually acquires the wisdom that will eventually lead him to a believable though heart-wrenching resolution to some of the crushing conflicts in his life. Confrontations between Dax and Gary are vivid and violent enough to disturb some readers, the violence expertly serving to define yet distinguish their characters. Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers." --"Kirkus Reviews"

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"An original and satisfying coming-of-age tale."--"Horn Book"

"Written in the tradition of classics such as Old Yeller and Shiloh but with a decidedly contemporary setting and tone, this will appeal to a broad range of readers."--"BCCB"

"Suspenseful and introspective..."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred

[STARRED REVIEW!] "Key has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale . . . Foster's first-person voice is richly authentic as he gradually acquires the wisdom that will eventually lead him to a believable though heart-wrenching resolution to some of the crushing conflicts in his life. Confrontations between Dax and Gary are vivid and violent enough to disturb some readers, the violence expertly serving to define yet distinguish their characters. Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers." --"Kirkus Reviews"

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"""Suspenseful and introspective..."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred

[STARRED REVIEW!] "Key has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale . . . Foster's first-person voice is richly authentic as he gradually acquires the wisdom that will eventually lead him to a believable though heart-wrenching resolution to some of the crushing conflicts in his life. Confrontations between Dax and Gary are vivid and violent enough to disturb some readers, the violence expertly serving to define yet distinguish their characters. Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers." --"Kirkus Reviews"

"Simultaneously poignant and suspenseful, the story will keep readers on the edge of their seats." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"An original and satisfying coming-of-age tale."--"Horn Book"

"Written in the tradition of classics such as Old Yeller and Shiloh but with a decidedly contemporary setting and tone, this will appeal to a broad range of readers."--"BCCB"

""* "Suspenseful and introspective." --"Publishers Weekly, "starred review* "Key has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale. . . . Foster's first-person voice is richly authentic as he gradually acquires the wisdom that will eventually lead him to a believable though heart-wrenching resolution to some of the crushing conflicts in his life. Confrontations between Dax and Gary are vivid and violent enough to disturb some readers, the violence expertly serving to define yet distinguish their characters. Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers." --"Kirkus Reviews", starred review* "Simultaneously poignant and suspenseful, the story will keep readers on the edge of their seats." --"School Library Journal", starred review"An original and satisfying coming-of-age tale." --"The Horn Book""Written in the tradition of classics such as "Old Yeller" and "Shiloh" but with a decidedly contemporary setting and tone, this will appeal to a broad range of readers." --"BCCB"

""* "Suspenseful and introspective." --"Publishers Weekly, "starred review* "Key has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale. . . . Foster's first-person voice is richly authentic as he gradually acquires the wisdom that will eventually lead him to a believable though heart-wrenching resolution to some of the crushing conflicts in his life. Confrontations between Dax and Gary are vivid and violent enough to disturb some readers, the violence expertly serving to define yet distinguish their characters. Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review* "Simultaneously poignant and suspenseful, the story will keep readers on the edge of their seats." --"School Library Journal," starred review"An original and satisfying coming-of-age tale." --"The Horn Book""Written in the tradition of classics such as "Old Yeller" and "Shiloh" but with a decidedly contemporary setting and tone, this will appeal to a broad range of readers." --"BCCB"

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