Braces

Braces

by Donald Davis
     
 

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Braces hurt. Braces are embarrassing. Braces are inconvenient. Many get fitted with them at the very time of their life when their self-confidence is lowest and their self-consciousness is highest. This coming-of-age story, created and performed by Donald Davis, employs the author's trademark characterizations and humor to explore the state of uncertainty that getting… See more details below

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Braces hurt. Braces are embarrassing. Braces are inconvenient. Many get fitted with them at the very time of their life when their self-confidence is lowest and their self-consciousness is highest. This coming-of-age story, created and performed by Donald Davis, employs the author's trademark characterizations and humor to explore the state of uncertainty that getting braces throws one into. Also includes another Davis favorite, Everybody Goes to the Beach.

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Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Donald Davis offers two tales of his youth in rural North Carolina. His southern drawl enhances the ambiance, but oddly placed pauses and unusual inflections tend to detract from the storyline, as does a hollow feel to the sound quality. In the title story, Davis recalls his early teens when his crooked, cavity-prone teeth required braces. What he initially thinks is going to be a torture turns into a monthly excuse for adventure when he is allowed to travel by bus to the dentist in Asheville on his own. In "Why I Live at the Beach," Davis tells of a trip he took in his mid-teens to Myrtle Beach. It includes an unlikely episode in which the boys are severely sunburned after apparently misunderstanding how sun block works. These stories will have limited appeal for most young adults.-Diana Dickerson, White Pigeon Community Schools, MI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874837728
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
4 - 18 Years

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