Bucking the Sarge

Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis 0385323077 9780385323079
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Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, Flints nothing but the Titanic. And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, Take my advice and stay off the sucker path. The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luthers just one of the many people trapped in the Sarges Evil Empirebut hes about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, hell be on track for college and a future as Americas best-known and best-loved philosopher. All hes got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flints finest undertakerand the love of Luthers life. Sparkys escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the worlds scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luthers mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUEM ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarges go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sargeis a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Awardwinning author ofBud, Not BuddyandThe Watsons Go to Birmingham1963gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise forThe Watsons Go to Birmingham1963: An exceptional first novel.Publishers Weekly, Starred Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable childs view of the world will make this book an instant hit.School Library Journal, Starred Praise forBud, Not Buddy: Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud. School Library Journal, Starred

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

Publication Date: 2004-09-14

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