The One O'Clock Chop

The One O'Clock Chop

by Ralph Fletcher
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Overview

The One O'Clock Chop by Ralph Fletcher

It's the summer of 1973 and fourteen year old Matt spends his days working on a boat as a clam digger to earn extra money. His nights are another story—he spends time with his free-spirited cousin Jazzy who is visiting from Hawaii (and just happens to be beautiful). Matt can't deny that his affection for Jazzy moves beyond a crush, and everyone knows you can't fall in love with your cousin. Just when Matt decides to act on his feelings, Jazzy does something that changes everything between them.

Like the one o'clock chop—the strong breeze that blows across the Long Island Sound—Matt's summer proves to be as inevitable as a force of nature. Told with pitch-perfect angst and realism, Ralph Fletcher tells a gripping story of a teenager's life-altering summer.

"Writing with his customary sensitivity and flair for language, Fletcher turns a coming-of-age story into a rich, affecting read." - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429997690
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 08/07/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 178 KB
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

RALPH FLETCHER is the author of many books, from picture books through young adult novels. He also teaches workshops on poetry and writing. Ralph lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire.


Ralph Fletcher is the author of a wide range of books for young readers from picture books through novels. He also teaches workshops on poetry and writing. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire.

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One O'Clock Chop 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a must read . Tots amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good. I know the author personally,but I think people would like it. Read it!!