Borderline

Borderline

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by Bonnie Rozanski
     
 

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Borderline is a skewed coming-of-age story of a normal boy in a crazy world -- a fast-paced world of high-tech gismos, global air travel and antibiotics, a world in which high schools have replaced cafeterias with fast food counters and the scourges of autism, asthma, allergies, diabetes and obesity are the norm.

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Borderline is a skewed coming-of-age story of a normal boy in a crazy world -- a fast-paced world of high-tech gismos, global air travel and antibiotics, a world in which high schools have replaced cafeterias with fast food counters and the scourges of autism, asthma, allergies, diabetes and obesity are the norm.

Picture Holden Caulfield today: smart but unfocussed; energetic but restless; creative but disorganized. He's mostly unmotivated, really messing up at school. He hates his autistic little brother Austin. With his mother obsessed about curing Austin, and his scientist father immersed in his research, Guy, the twelve-year-old Everyman his name implies, gets ignored. "I might as well be the Guy in the moon for all they care," he says.

Meanwhile, Guy's father seeks to replicate the evolution of the dog from their forebears, wolves, by breeding the tamest wolves to the tamest wolves, generation after generation. Guy bonds with JX104, a wolf-dog in his father's dog lab. Wolf, as Guy renames him, is one of the dogs who fall between the cracks. He never does become tame enough to breed, and as a final straw, half-chews someone's hand off. Guy and his friend Matt decided to break Wolf out that night, and to return him to the wilderness. In the end, three boys and one wolf take a ride in a stolen SUV back to the wilderness.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble website - Grady Harp
It is the manner in which Rozanski relates her story - through the eyes and experiences and perceptions of a 12 to 13 year-old boy that makes this a novel of consuming interest. It is beautifully constructed, insightful, sensitive, and entertaining, all the while addressing many issues that are puzzling the public today. It has all the earmarks of a lasting and successful novel. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, September 07
Amazon.com - Gina Hurteau-Jackson
This is a great coming of age book about a preteen to teenage boy who comes from a family dealing with a child who has autism. It's gritty, honest and poignant. It's written from the boy's point of view, so not all the information in the book is accurate, as a lot of information you tried to pry out of your own 13 year old might not be.... I think the author did a great job of capturing the emotions, curiosity, angst and anger of a normal 13 year old boy who feels neglected and left out due to h
TCM Reviews - John Clark
I read it in less than three hours and found myself immersed and totally engaged. Rozanski weaves dietary, health and hereditary issues seamlessly into the story, creating a literary ride that will easily engage both teens and adults. It is a great book for both public and school libraries as well as for anyone who likes a well-written and fast-paced story about families dealing with difficult issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013648265
Publisher:
Bonnie Rozanski
Publication date:
08/04/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
205
File size:
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