Carl knows he's playing with fire every time he fixes up a stolen car stereo to resell. But he needs the money; how else is he going to get away from his boozing mom and her endless parade of “classy guys”? Then one night his mother's drinking gets out of control and Carl's plan to get himself a decent life takes a nosedive. Sent to live with distant relatives far away from the life he has always known, Carl is faced with a decision: run away and stick with The Plan, or come up with a new one . . . fast.
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This book is very interesting. It has a lot of very realistic points. Its about the boy named Carl whose mom has a drinking problem and ends up in a lot of trouble with the authority. Carl is also a trouble maker and has some juvenile friends. When his mom is sentenced to a home to help alcoholics Carl has to go up to his relatives house way up north. He is a city boy and doesn't like the country. Carl meets a girl that he really likes and ends up not wanting to leave the country but wants to at the same time.
I read this book because it was about a teenage boy in Wisconsin and I thought it sounded interesting. JK
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This was a required summer reading for school. I'm so glad I discovered this book. A young boy with a troubled heartless mother moved up north to spend some time with a hill billy family he never ... Read full review