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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Rooster Cobb is in trouble--with his school, with his mother, with his girlfriend. He smokes too much and he hates his stepfather. In fact, he might not graduate from high school. But he just doesn't seem to care. That is until the guidance counselor and the principal come up with a plan to get Rooster through grade twelve, out of their lives forever and possibly on the ri ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Orca Book Publishers
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CJ Trudel
Readers will see that not everything is easy in life, and hard work should be done when they read Don Trembath's Rooster. Even though Rooster doesn't care about school, one project will get him a high school diploma. The project? Take an old bowling team, The Strikers, bowling. The way The Strikers act throughout the story will hook readers to find out the trouble Rooster got himself into. Trembath uses a lot of comedy when talking about The Strikers and what they do to Rooster. Readers should b ...more
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Underachiever Rooster is too smart to let slip through the system, so his exasperated English teacher finds a way to both punish him for his misbehaviors in class and allow him to graduate, dependent on his success at this new assignment: he can volunteer at rec center, where he'll work with a group of mentally disabled adults who want to bring their bowling league to the Special Olympics. Getting along with the principal’s daughter who is also assigned to work on this project with Rooster is an ...more
This book is an okay book. It's slow moving at first but it quickly moves along. I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys books about teens and reality.
Oct 06, 2007 Kara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: H.S. Students
Shelves: advisory-07-08
It's about this boy named Rooster whose in High School. Rooster faces many struggles, like with his family, school and girlfriend. And the worse part is, he might not graduate from High School. So the only way that he might be able to graduate is by joining the bowling team in school and teaching them how to bowl.
Jan 20, 2009 Manoila is currently reading it
it about a guy who have trule with his girl friend ,his mother and in his schooland i want to no more
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