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How I Changed My Life
     

How I Changed My Life

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by Todd Strasser
 

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A knee injury has left football star Kyle Winthrop sitting on the sidelines of high school life. Bolita Vine has vowedto change her image. She loses weight and works on becoming more assertive. She even lands the job of stage managing the school play. When Kyle tries out for the play, he and Bo become friends. But when Bo tries to take the relationship one step

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A knee injury has left football star Kyle Winthrop sitting on the sidelines of high school life. Bolita Vine has vowedto change her image. She loses weight and works on becoming more assertive. She even lands the job of stage managing the school play. When Kyle tries out for the play, he and Bo become friends. But when Bo tries to take the relationship one step further, she soon learns the difference between fantasy and reality. Young Adult.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This story of a "wallflower/ football hero/ prom queen triangle... holds appeal to readers of both sexes," said PW, adding that "Strasser's acknowledgment of enduring truths becomes all the more palatable for being so engagingly presented." Ages 12-up. (Aug.)r
Frances Bradburn
Teenager John Nesbit has the family reputation for willfulness, a trait that comes in handy when he visits the land of Strangers to rescue his baby sister, who was traded for a changeling several months before. In this strange fantasy, set in Winnipeg and centered around British mythology, Nodelman introduces readers to the English lore of fairies, Sky Yelpers, the Horn of the Hunter, changelings, and hollow people. Not only must John rescue his sister from the ominous fairies, but in the process he will also save the world from the evil that would overtake it once the fairies ruled. Nodelman makes this a true horror story by blending the contemporary with myth, the innocuous with the sinister. Because we traditionally believe that fairies are good, even spellbinding creatures of worth and magic, their evil, violent takeover of personality and life force is terrifying. Definitely a ""stretch" book for the young cognoscenti.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416954095
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

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How I Changed My Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, although written by a man, is mainly for teenage girls. It is all about falling in love with the wrong (or right?) person, while battling the everyday challenges a teenager faces. Four heartfelt stars I award it, for it's not-so-predicted plot, and hilarious lyrics through the two hundred-some pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Views from both a girl and a boy are told throughout the pages. I must admit it leaves you hanging at the end - but it actually was a good 'hanging' ending. Girls would mainly enjoy it, but - who knows? Maybe there's a boy out there who is interested.
Guest More than 1 year ago
how i changed my life is an outstandind book about a girl and a boy who talk about their life then end up together or not.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of the best book around, and its an easy and quick read. The story has a lot of meaning, which is really good and it also kind of teaches you a lesson, its was just awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've loved it since I got it and I read it over and over again. I've lent it to all my friends. Todd Strasser does this awesome job of delivering 'great life truths' without seeming cheesy or contrived. This is a great book for teenagers, especially younger, because the author uses two very different narrators to point out that even the most opposite of personalities are more alike than they or you would think. Lots of readers can identify with Bo, the shy, chunky, wallflower. With Kyle, the big man on campus, telling his story, the reader can realize that no one has it all figured out, and we all go through the same kinds of problems. This is a great book by an honest author, and definitely deserves a read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh,, this is the absolute best book. I think that anyone who likes to read should definalty read this book. ITS AWESOME!