The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech

The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech

by Gary Paulsen
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The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech by Gary Paulsen

Zit monster.

Puberty Werewolf.

Potty Boy.

Doo Doo Rules!

I’m Duane. Duane Homer Leech. Don’t ask.

I’m 12. And one week. What I want to know is, where is this whole puberty thing going? So far it’s just something put on earth to destroy me.

And I don’t have a clue what’s coming next.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307512512
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/24/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are Liar, Liar; Lawn Boy Returns; Woods Runner; Masters of Disaster; Notes from the Dog; Mudshark; Lawn Boy; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; and The Time Hackers.


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The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Girls shouldnt read it
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
As a Gary Paulsen fan, I'm always on the lookout for his latest. When I found this slim volume, I at first thought I'd share it with the sixth or seventh grade teachers in my building. But then I read it, and I'll be honest, when I find one this good, I don't share. I'm really glad I kept it to myself because my 8th-grade students loved it.

Duane Homer Leech is twelve and suffers from the onset of puberty. Here are a few tidbits to tempt you ... Duane uses the word ELBOW to distract himself when he begins visualizing women's body parts in everything he comes in contact with. The code word ELBOW is used throughout the book to avoid actually mentioning anything unacceptable. The kids thought this was great! They also could relate to the fact that Duane could never predict what his body would do next. His changing voice and the constant eruption of pimples are just a few of the images that other teens and pre-teens can relate to.

Duane compares what he is going through to a bird family that has built a nest outside his window. He notes daily changes in the appearance and development of the new baby in the nest, complete with clever little sketches.

Once again, Gary Paulsen has a hit. If you are going through the teen years now or remember anything about those days of the past, find a copy of THE AMAZING LIFE OF BIRDS. It's a real hoot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why not ? Sexist
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Stupid book is boring
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Julia Campbell More than 1 year ago
Im a girl and i still love this great read!!