A Place Called Ugly

A Place Called Ugly

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A Place Called Ugly by Avi, Laurie Adams

There'sno reasoning with Owen.The island cottage where he and his family have spent the last ten summers must be preserved.And he's going to do it. Never mind that bulldozer stands outside, ready to move in and level the place for a modern hotel. Never mind that summer's over and Owen's family is hurrying to catch the last ferry — or that school is starting — or that nobody sees it his way. Alone, fourteen-year-old Owen is going to stay and save the beautiful place others call ugly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394947556
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/1981
Pages: 224
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Avi is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for young readers, ranging from animal fantasy to gripping historical fiction, picture books to young adult novels. Crispin: The Cross of Lead won the Newbery Medal, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth were awarded Newbery Honors. He is also the author of the popular Poppy series. Avi lives outside Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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Place Called Ugly 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Owen should be a new role model. He doesn't smoke, drink, and he likes his college age siblings. He deals with his problems in a very cool way. This is an amazing book, with good descriptiveness and suspense. I would totally reccomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good it tells about a 14 year old boy who wants to save his house. But has a hard time doing it, in this book he tries to convince people how great his house is and her runs into trouble on the way. If you like books with some suspence and some young romance than this is the book for you! There is a little violence and it is kindof gory and thats why i only marked it with 4 stars. But it was a really good book so please read it.