Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuffby Walter Dean Myers
When Francis (shortly to be known as Stuff) moved to 116th Street, he didn't know anyone, but that didn't last long. Cool Clyde, Fast Sam, Gloria, BB, Angel and Maria, Chalky and Carnation Charley - they grew close that one eventful year, and nothing was ever like it again. That was the year that modern science got them all in jail; the year Stuff fell in love and was unfaithful; the year Cool Clyde and Fast Sam won the dance contest - almost.
In this funny and energetic book, Walter Dean Myers brings to life with warmth and good humor an unusual group of boys and girls, who together grow to know the meaning of friendship.
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- 10 - 14 Years
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Walter Dean Myers’s fiction and nonfiction books have reached millions of young people. A prolific author of more than one hundred titles, he received every major award in the field of children’s literature. He wrote two Newbery Honor Books, eleven Coretta Scott King Award winners, three National Book Award finalists, and the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. He also received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was a 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Award numerous times. From 2012 to 2013, he served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature with the platform “Reading is not optional.” In his most-beloved books, Walter explored the themes of taking responsibility for your life and that everyone always gets a second chance.
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I have literally read this book at least 5 times a year for the last 8 years. This book is amazing and opened my eyes to this amazing author who is now my absolute favorite.
I remember reading this book in the 6th grade, and as a college student, i still remember how great this book was, and i think every kid should have the chance to read it. Waltre Dean Myers is an excellent author as well!
This book is an awesome book because it's shows the feelings of all the Characters like Gloria, Francis (Stuff), Cool Clyde, and Sam as well as the other gang. Some parts are hilarious which make you really Laugh. Like when they were dancing and the guy kisses Clyde (Claudette) with a french kiss. It looks nasty from another point of view however. There are also other parts that seem strange when Binky's ear got bit off and ended under the car... Some parts include a lot of sadness like when Clyde's father dies but somehow the Gang supports it's members and conforts them to get back into their old happy selfves by forming a Group called 'The Good People' which are meant to not hard but instead help the community. Then cokmes where Carnation Charley one of the dancers beaten get this Drug Addiction and the gang try to help as good as they can but that puts them in jail but Francis's (Stuff) Father tries to make them belive that they are innocent. It is also pretty funny how Francis got his name Stuff by lying at first saying he could dunk a bastketball but then they knew he couldn't but he hanged out with them and they accepted him anyways. Other parts where like Clyde was failing his academic course but his mom and the gang support him so he can try to suceed which he eventually does at the end of the book.
I read this book when I was in the seventh grade. I can recall it being a page turner and filled with things of this generation among young people. I strongly recommend this book to all readers.
I loved this book! It tought me alot of things. It related to alot of things i had to face. This story will especially touch your heart by streets survival,sex,money,and drugs.
Well in my language arts class we had to read fast sam cool clyde and stuff and the book brought back memories of things I've seened on the new it was very good and thoughtful but at the end it turned out to be crazy and very amazing to me. I loved that book.