51st out of 73 books — 3 voters
The Trouble with Jeremy Chance
by George Harrar (Goodreads Author)
This story of finding heroism in unlikely places is set in WWI-era New England.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 26th 2003 by Milkweed Editions
(first published August 2003)
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12 yr old Jeremy gets into quite a bit of trouble, but he sticks up for his beliefs to his father over the "spite" fence wan elderly neigbor. After a whipping from his father, Jeremy heas out to Boston to find his older brother Davey' ship that's bringing him home from WWI. Jeremy encounters the famous Boston Molasses explosion (Jan.1919 Purity Distillery) where he helps rescue a fire fighter. ok
This is a nice book about the time right after World War I. Jeremy finds himself disagreeing with his father over some issues concerning his neighbor. He decides that he needs to travel to Boston to meet his brother coming home from the war. It's a nice read about the thoughts of a young boy who is learning that his father isn't always right and how that changes things in his world.
I write fiction for middle grade readers through adults and hold the distinction of having had three novels published by three different publishers for three different age groups in a single year. REUNION AT RED PAINT BAY (Other Press) is my latest book, about a newspaper editor in Maine and his family who engage in a full-scale psychological battle with a stalker without even knowing it. For YA r...moreMore about George Harrar...