Seekby Paul Fleischman
Assigned to write his autobiography, high school senior Rob Radkovitz instead creates an oral portrait of his life, centering on the search for his missing father. Lenny G. abandoned Rob’s mother when she was pregnant, leaving behind a tape of his last show as a DJ and a record of the sounds of his native Louisiana. Author Paul Fleischman winner of the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images uses Rob’s memories: his crusty grandfather, his adoring aunts, his mother’s Spanish soap operas, his grandmother’s racy mysteries read aloud, and especially and repeatedly his father’s lone tape to build a counterpoint of past and present, recorded and heard, that is an ever-unfolding, ever fascinating fugue. Determined to find his father, Rob acquires a series of increasingly sophisticated radios, searching obscure stations across the country for that missing voice. This powerful need to find the absent part of his life drives the story forward as Rob both imitates his father in becoming a radio personality and makes a final break in accepting the family he has.
- Random House Audio Publishing Group
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- 12 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Paul Fleischman has written over 25 books for children and young adults. He received a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. His most recent novel, Whirligig, was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. He lives in Monterey, California.
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I had to read this book as a high school assignment, and im telling you..this book is soooooo boring and confusing!! Its a short book, so if you had to read something last minute i would reccomend it, but otherwise its too boring.
This is a great, fast read! As stated above, it is in the form of a play, which takes a little getting used to (especially beacause of the frequent radio transmissions that find their way in), but after that it's great. You really get to know the character and his search for his father. There is something for everyone, and even a little romance towards the end. This was a great novel though that I would suggest to anyone.