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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    Pool Boy

    I read the book Pool Boy by Michael Simmons. This book was about a boy named Brett Gerson, who is fifteen years old, and is a spoiled rich kid that gets what ever he wants when ever he wants. This did not last long because Brett's dad owed the Government ten million dollars. his dad went to jail while Brett had to go live with his aunt because they lost all there money, there house, there car, everything they owned was gone. Brett is forced to find a job over the summer so they can get some more money. he starts working at a Burger place but does not like his boss. he quit from there and went into pool cleaning. there here meets a man named Alfie, who is his boss. in the pool cleaning business he starts to learn more stuff about life and how to see the real world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    Great book

    I think this book is great for a teen to read. It is outstanding on how the detail is and the story line. I truely think this is a must read book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    A Mature Man in the Making

    Pool Boy is a story about a rich, arrogant boy who tells it like it is. His name is Brett Gerson. When Brett¿s dad is sent to jail Brett, his mom, and his sister have to go live with their aunt. Brett has to get a summer job with a former 70 year old pool cleaner and he starts to notice life. One of the characters that I could relate to most was the main character Brett Gerson. Brett went through family and personal problems, He did keep his anger bottled up and never released it. His dad was in jail and he was so upset that he ended up calling him rude names. I felt this character was well-developed. Pool Boy is a very deep story that will keep you watching to read more. Go buy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2005

    Pool Boy - fantastic

    'Not fairly, or pretty, or reasonably, but extremely. Extremely rich¿ I need a house with a pool, and an expensive stereo, and a beach house¿ Just so I¿m clear, let me say that I now have none of these things.' Brett Gearson is a very spoiled, stuck up boy who¿s dad 'screwed up' everything for the family. He hates his dad and now he can barely deal with the fact that he has to get a job and they have to save money. Mr. Gearson made lots of money through insider trading and was caught, so now the family has no source of income. Michael Simmons does a very good job of including a humorous tone through the characters. Pool Boy is written in more of a simple language and teenage boys would most qualify for this read as the main character is male and 15 years old. I loved this book after reading the first two pages. You can understand Simmon¿s voice with ease and he does a fantastic job of using young language with humorous characters. - Gabe Tovar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2005

    Say Hello To My Little Book

    Pool Boy Review! By: Michael Simmons What would you do if your father was a millionaire, you were known as a rich kid, and all at once, it was flushed away? What I have just asked you is exactly what happened to 15 year old Brett one day after school. His father is convicted of insider trading, making him has to sell his mansion and move into his Aunts crummy house. Brett is forced to get a job, so he finds one at a fast food restaurant. After a couple weeks, Brett grows to hate this job, so he signs up for being an assistant pool cleaner for his old bus driver, Alfie, a 70 year old with tons of energy and enthusiasm. The only problem with having to do this job is that he is being humiliated by having to cleaning is friends, not to mention his own pool. Do you think that having this job with force Brett to forgive his dad for totally altering his life, Or do you think he will go on showing him hate or will he love him and accept him for who he is and his mistakes?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2005

    pool boy. WOW

    Pool Boy Roaring Book Press, 2003, 164 pp.,$15.95 Michael Simmons ISBN 0-7613-1885-2 'I wish that I had a house and my $5000 thousand stereo. Ever since my tiresome dad got taken by the cops we had to live with my crazy aunt', Brett Gearson was a 14 year old boy who had it all a mansion, a Mercedes, and a $5000 stereo. That all got taken away when his dad got taken to jail because he owed the government 10 million dollars. Now that Brett has lost everything his family is forced to move. The author adds humor to the book by making Brett always mouth off to the boss. He also makes Brett seem really sweet when he is trying to impress Nicole. Frank is Brett¿s best friend. They want to throw a party to impress this girl named Nicole. Frank keeps telling Brett to go visit his dad, but Brett won¿t listen. Brett has to work as a pool boy and learns to save his money. I thought this was a great and funny book because it made me think of all the dumb things I did just like Brett is doing now. This book is recommended for kids that like humor and like to laugh. Also for kid who are the ages of 10 and up. - Ajdin

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