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Lost Boys Never Say Die!

Lost Boys Never Say Die!

by Alan W. Brown, Grant Forsberg

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-- The story of a young boy's struggle to attain self confidence and overcome an emotionally debilitating speech defect. Solitary Lewis Dee stutters and is psychologically vulnerable to the willful attacks of unrelenting bullies. When his parents go off to the North Pole as part of his father's job as consulting engineer, they plan for Lewis to go to a summer camp for young people with speech/reading problems. The appearance of the local bullies on Lewis' train causes him to get off at the next possible stop and return home, where he spends the summer without his parents. Events take a rather fantastic turn when he meets Max, who gets him involved in a local college production of Peter Pan . While the story is at times a bit obvious in its message and leans toward the improbable, it is fascinating and has a great deal to offer readers with or without disabilities. The abrupt ending may disappoint readers, as they do not witness the surprise of Lewis' parents over his transformation; still, this is a warm, often humorous story that will keep readers wanting to discover what happens next. --Karen P. Smith, Graduate School of Library and Information Study, Queens College, NY

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