My Chemical Mountain

My Chemical Mountain

by Corina Vacco
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My Chemical Mountain by Corina Vacco

   Rocked by his father's recent death and his mother's sudden compulsion to overeat, Jason lashes out by breaking into the abandoned mills and factories that plague his run-down town. Always by his side are his two best friends, Charlie, a fearless thrill junkie, and Cornpup, a geek inventor whose back is covered with cysts. The boys rage against the noxious pollution that suffocates their town and despise those responsible for it; at the same time, they embrace the danger of their industrial wasteland and boast about living on the edge. 

   Then on a night the boys vandalize one of the mills,  Jason makes a costly mistake--and unwittingly becomes a catalyst for change. In a town like his, change should be a good thing. There's only one problem: change is what Jason fears most of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307975041
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,145,682
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

CORINA VACCO makes her writing debut with My Chemical Mountain.

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My Chemical Mountain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Christine_Kohler More than 1 year ago
MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN, a Delacorte Press Prize winner for a debut YA, by Corina Vacco is a good companion book for middle-grade Newbery winner M.C. HIGGINS by Virginia Hamilton. The primary three male characters in MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN are 13 or 14; the time frame is prior to their freshman year. Everything in the book is age-appropriate for middle-grade readers (ages 8-12), yet is compelling and deep enough for YA readers (ages 13-18). Both novels also address environmental issues, such as toxic waste dumps. But never in a heavy-handed way. All of the characters in MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN are well-rounded and the boys are realistic in attitudes and actions. I don't want to give away any spoilers, so let me just say that MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN would make an excellent book to use in the classroom.
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