19 October 2004

"Writer's young heroes buck the system"

from USA Today (via Yahoo!): "A teen rebelling against his parents is as common in young adult literature as in real life. But critics predict readers will enthusiastically rally behind Luther T. Farrell, Newbery Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis' latest hero, in Bucking the Sarge."

I hope they do! I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book at BookExpo this year (and to have Mr. Curtis sign it at Printer's Row) and I loved it! It is written for an older audience than his earlier works, but has the same power and charm.

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