Shelley Shock

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Adam, the eleven year old with the amazing talking freckles, is in trouble again. This time it's girl trouble. One seems to have a crush on him, and another is so good at soccer that Adam is afraid she might get his spot on the team. Desperate, he turns to his freckles for advice. After all, they've been pretty helpful in the past. But as Adam gets himself into one wacky scrape after another, he begins to wonder if it's possible that he and his freckles just don't speak the same...

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Overview

Adam, the eleven year old with the amazing talking freckles, is in trouble again. This time it's girl trouble. One seems to have a crush on him, and another is so good at soccer that Adam is afraid she might get his spot on the team. Desperate, he turns to his freckles for advice. After all, they've been pretty helpful in the past. But as Adam gets himself into one wacky scrape after another, he begins to wonder if it's possible that he and his freckles just don't speak the same language anymore.

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Adam (the protagonist in Soccer Shock (1991) and Shark Shock (1995) is a busy middle school kid, and this book can barely keep up with all his misadventures. His math and soccer schedules are in conflict, and he suddenly has to cope when a young girl named Shelley who tries out for the soccer team and proves to be a better player than Adam. On top of that, it seems that Adam is always unintentionally hurting the feelings of Kim, his secret love. As in previous adventures, Adam seeks advice from a most unusual yet typical middle school source — the freckles on his knees. In order to hear what they have to say, he has to receive a mild electric shock — so he exposes himself — foolishly - to the current in an electric fence. Adam survives, and in the end, he learns that despite everything, the quality of a team is more important than whether it is made up boys or girls. He also learns to use his love of poetry, especially 'e. e. cummings,' to express himself and his admiration for Shelley and Kim. Indeed, as his soccer coach tells him, Adam is a "real mensch," a Yiddish slang for "true gentleman." Well-drawn family members and friends help fill out this easy to read, often hilarious short novel of a few days in the life of a middle school boy. English teachers will enjoy using this book in conjunction with a creative writing unit. Genre: Middle School Sports 2000, Dutton Children's Book, 165 pp., $15.99. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Nancy E. Zuwiya; Binghamton, New York
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Gr 4-6-Adam and his friends are mortified when a girl comes out for soccer practice. Worse yet, Shelley is a great player who shows every sign of making the team. When the boys drive her away, Adam is her only defender. So, when the coach insists that the boys get her back before he will hold practice, the others turn to Adam for help. His fumbling efforts to make up with Shelley are misunderstood by almost everyone, including his friend Kim. As in Soccer Shock (1991; o.p.) and Shark Shock (1994; o.p., both Dutton), the protagonist often seeks advice from his talking freckles, Gilbert and Frankie, whom he contacts by "re-energizing" his eardrums via electric shock and then climbing into the bathtub. The freckles are rather like a dermal Odd Couple and their suggestions for dealing with Adam's girl troubles cause more trouble than they solve. While the fantasy element is amusing, it is not sufficiently explained for readers unacquainted with the previous books. Flashbacks give some history of the relationship between Adam and his chatty spots, but never manage to make the situation seem real. Readers who enjoyed the first two books will like this one, but others may be confused.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525464525
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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