The Pull of Gravity

By POLISNER, Gae H.

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ISBN
978-0-37437-193-7
Publisher
Farrar Frances Foster Bks


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2011  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 7–9—In this charming but uneven chronicle of a teen in his watershed autumn, Nick Gardner's claims to fame include having a dad, email moniker FatMan2, who decides to move his 395-pound body on foot the 196 miles back to his beloved Manhattan. The out-of-work newspaperman sets out to change his life, but Nick doesn't open the emails that chart his progress, unbalancing readers, who do see the messages. His next-door friend Scooter suffers from a rare syndrome that dooms him to look like "a s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Nick's life falls apart as his best friend, "the Scoot," succumbs to terminal illness and his father deserts the family....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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