The Goats

The Goats

by Cole
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Overview

The Goats by Cole

The boy and the girl are stripped and marooned on a small island for the night. They are the "goats." The kids at camp think it is a great joke; it's an old tradition. No harm is intended, but the goats don't see it that way. They want to disappear. To disappear completely. And they do, much to everyone's surprise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374326784
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 07/01/1987
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Brock Cole, a former teacher of philosophy, is the author of several highly acclaimed novels as well as the author and illustrator of many picture books. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

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The Goats 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and thought that it described the issues that teens face daily in detail very well. the things that went on in this book like the boy and girl getting left alone on an island, and the things the girl and boy did to avoid going back to camp kept me interested and showed what teens will do to avoid critisism very well. You start off reading thinking that this book is going to be another teen book about a couple of nerdy kids being made fun of but actually gets a lot deeper as the story moves on and the characters grown on you and really show how down to earth kids that age can be. Anyways i recommend that you read this book, it will not be time wasted, you can really get a lot out of it and plus it is a very short book that only takes a couple of days at the most to read. Enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. it had to do with many things that could happen in real life. the 2 children were stranded on the island and they were really nervois. they got tricked. and then the children escaped from the island and broke into the peoples house to get the kids back and scare them.I believe that Brock cole did a wonderful job in capturing the essence of survival among peers. anyways the book was pretty darn good and i would suggest reading this book because its pretty short and only takes about a day to read. Holla at ya boy Mr. Geoghagen
Guest More than 1 year ago
the goats was a book i read in 3rd grade,which was not fit for my age but it was a good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great book. Brock Cole was so good hiding the important detailes from the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was super good but i also liked the movie based upon the book. Its called Standing Up and its on Netflix. Watch it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow wow wow
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book as well as the movie. (Btw if you want to watch the movie its on netflix its name is Standing Up)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie
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Guest More than 1 year ago
IT WAS A GREAT BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story hits so many issues concerning the 'initiation' into adolescence, it would be hard to list them all. Wonderfully drawn characters, a poignant fast paced plot. I only wish I could know what happend to these two kids. They certainly had new senses of who and what they were coming through this ordeal. I think this is an important book for readers of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Goats' is a thought-provoking novel that makes you feel guilty for ever even thinking about doing something like that at summer camp. I think the characters were very believable, even if what they managed to do wasn't. At first, you think [about Laura and Howie], 'My God, what nerds,' but they grow on you as you learn more and more about them. Brock Cole did an excellent job of portraying the feelings of young teenage misfits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall i thought this was a pretty good book. The only thing i didn't like about the book was that what the characters were doing was so unrealistic. Besides that, the book was funny, suspenseful, and a good book to read.