The Big Game of Everything

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Harper Collins, Sep 2, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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You have to love your family. You do, even if you don't, right? You don't have to understand them or play tennis with them, but you have to love them. It's a rule, and it's the kind of rule you don't break unless you're some kind of animal.

My brother happens to be some kind of animal. My sister rides this sweet gold Honda scooter and has amazing hair. You'd hate her. My parents are vegetarian let-the-sunshine-in freaks. Lovable freaks but freaks all the same. My grand­father possesses a shocking comb-over, a kilt, about half of his original marbles, and his own golf complex. This summer, we are all working for him. It is going to be two hot, lucrative, carefree months of paradise.

Or, possibly something else.

 

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Jock, perhaps the only sane member of the family, tries to survive a summer working for his grandfather and with his much-hated brother. A "what's it all about Alfie" story of the daily struggle for ... Read full review

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User Review  - jakehlyn - LibraryThing

Hilarious and heartfelt. Jock’s voice is light-hearted and humorous at times, contemplative and melancholic at others, but always unflinchingly honest. The Big Game of Everything captures the magic of ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
16
Section 4
30
Section 5
31
Section 6
57
Section 7
92
Section 8
112
Section 11
179
Section 12
190
Section 13
195
Section 14
196
Section 15
219
Section 16
229
Section 17
256
Section 18
283

Section 9
141
Section 10
157

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About the author (2008)

Chris Lynch is a National Book Award finalist and the author of many highly acclaimed books for young adults, including The Big Game of Everything, Who the Man, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Freewill; Iceman, Shadow boxer, Gold Dust, and Slot Machine, all ALA Best Books for Young Adults; and Extreme Elvin. He also mentors aspiring writers and teaches in the creative writing program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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