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Stetson

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  139 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Stetson has a dream. He's been rebuilding an old Honda Civic working at a salvage yard, and designing T-shirts to help pay for food and parts. As long as Stet avoids his abusive, alcoholic father, he considers himself lucky. His car, his art, and a high school diploma are his tickets out of their factory town. Then his father brings home Kayla-a younger sister Stet never k ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 13th 2003 by Speak (first published October 13th 2002)
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Gavin Fister
Dec 20, 2016 Gavin Fister rated it really liked it
I found that this book was sad when you thought of Stetson's life, he would do anything for money and to avoid his abusive father.
Carrie Lawler
Oct 24, 2009 Carrie Lawler rated it really liked it
Stetson is titled for its protagonist, Stetson. Stetson is a high school senior whose world is working against him. His mom left when he was a young child, his dad is an alcoholic, and his friends are all trying to pull him into their world of dropping out and early pregnancy. Then, Kayla comes into his life. Without anywhere to go, Kayla appears at her dad's doorstep... that's right, now Stetson is also has a step-sister to contend with. Kayla brings her own set of issues with her, but soon her ...more
Vashane
Feb 25, 2010 Vashane rated it it was amazing
Stetson is a book by S.L.Rottman, the book is about a Seventeen year old Stetson, Stet has two goals: graduate from high school (even though all his friends have already dropped out to go work at the mill) and finish rebuilding an old Honda Civic (even though his father doesn’t think Stet’s capable of finishing anything).
When Stet’s fourteen-year-old sister shows up, he discovers that sometimes responsibility can take you beyond your original goals. Stet and Kayla now have to go to school toge
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Freddie Gonzalez
Dec 09, 2013 Freddie Gonzalez rated it liked it
Stetson is a high school senior whose world is working against him. His mom left when he was a young child, his dad is an alcoholic, and his friends are all trying to pull him into their world of dropping out and early pregnancy. Then, Kayla comes into his life. Without anywhere to go, Kayla appears at her dad's doorstep... that's right, now Stetson is also has a step-sister to contend with. Kayla brings her own set of issues with her, but soon her and Stetson plan an escape from their small tow ...more
David Jones
Oct 23, 2014 David Jones rated it it was amazing
The book is about a young teenager named Stetson who lives with his alcoholic dad and goes to school while finding a safe haven at the car repair shop he works at while rebuilding an old Honda. He eventually meets his long lost sister, Kayla, Stetson decides to live life in a more pleasant way while taking care of his younger sister. A theme that can be seen through this book would be the importance of responsibility. Throughout the story, it seems that although Stetson was quite young, he was v ...more
ruelas l.
I liked this book because he really was trying to get through high school.I kinda' got me to fell the way the characters felt.I liked the ways the author gave stetson like a refuge.In this case the refuge was the salvage yard and at least he had a friend...Jason.I didn't really like the way it ended because when it ended i thought it was going to keep on going.But then,i turned the page and saw a blank page i was like wow.
Hollie
Oct 28, 2014 Hollie rated it it was amazing
This book blew my mind. I picked this book up for 25 cents at a school library sale and after reading it I would have spent 20 bucks on it easily. One of the best and most relatable books I have ever read. I now lend it to people who aren't into reading but wish they were knowing that this book has a good chance of getting them to read. Those people have given it back to me after a little while raving about it.
Max W
Jan 09, 2017 Max W added it
Stetson is about a teenage kid living in a small town with his drunk of a dad and going into his senior year of school. For this reason being me living in a small town while also liking cars I like this book a lot. The book really showed what it was like living like Stetson and feeling the feelings he did. I recommend this book to really anybody older, it's a good book for all more mature ages.
Lyric Garcia
Nov 05, 2012 Lyric Garcia rated it it was amazing
Love this book. It let us know whats happen it in his life and real life now today. In his readings he show us what happen in people regular life. I couldn't put it down til I was done. I could't believe how the father didnt even care about Stetson, just that he bout so money home and left his beer alone.
Nikolas M.
May 31, 2016 Nikolas M. rated it liked it
I could relate to this book a little bit. I didn't personally have it happened to me, but i have a cousin who did. The book was good, i really enjoyed being able to know what this character is going through and all his emotions that happen to him. The author does a great job of explaining the story and keeping you engaged through out it all.
Christian Martinez
May 10, 2012 Christian Martinez rated it really liked it
One thing that I liked about this book was the very sad ending. Losing a long time friend/boss to cancer and having a little sister in a coma after a severe car accident that totalled his valuable car that he worked so hard on had a huge impact on his goal to graudate. It made me feel sorry for Stetson but overall I enjoyed the book.
Nick Hoge
May 31, 2016 Nick Hoge rated it really liked it
This book is about a senior in highschool who is probably not gunna graduate, but he loves cars. He live with his dad who is a drunk and his mom left him when he was a kid. His sister kayla shows up which he has never met before and they both gotta ive through staying with their drunk dad. i personaly liked the book and thought it was interesti g due to the plot twists throughout the book.
Jared Ellis
Oct 08, 2009 Jared Ellis rated it really liked it
i liked this book and i can relate with some of stetsons problems i also have a car and work on it a lot i feel sorry for him because he has to live with his alcoholic father over all i feel this was a really good book that kept me wanting more
Kristurk
I thought the book was very good it was a attention getter an the ending of the book was good it had alot of excitement in it right in the beginning. i think this is a good book to read if you like excitement and cars.
Victor torres
Nov 19, 2010 Victor torres rated it really liked it
Pretty cool book if your into Cars! Really simple to read!
Stet is in one of the worst siutstions! Trying to finish school with pranks and barely doing homework. This book would set anyone with family problems!
Vicki
Jul 01, 2012 Vicki rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen
Stet is trying to graduate from high school, but his interfering alcoholic father want him to drop out from H.S. & go to work at the mill. Only Stet's job at the local car junk dealer keeps him sane. Then an unkown 14 yr old sister Kayla shows up. OK
Annemarie
This book was cool because I like seeing how some people deal with parental abuse. I really felt bad for the characters though.
Eddy
Nov 01, 2010 Eddy rated it it was amazing
It was a life dicovery for stet. good book
Asenath
This is an excellent book for reluctant readers.
Gabrille
Aug 17, 2016 Gabrille rated it liked it
I think this book is good. It has swearing words because this book is for teens. But this book has a message while reading the story.
Aziz
Sep 02, 2016 Aziz rated it really liked it
Nice easy read. Nothing crazy in the book, just a nice simple story, with enough to keep you reading and entertained. Kind of a short novel, finished it in about 3 sittings.
Jordan Winchell
May 11, 2016 Jordan Winchell rated it it was amazing
This is a really great book!
Kevin
Nov 14, 2008 Kevin rated it it was ok
It ended unclimaticly. It did however make you feel for the characters. Towards the end i felt bad about the way things were going for stetson. The car should never have been hurt
:(
Heather G
Apr 13, 2009 Heather G rated it it was amazing
Love this one. Give it to all the boys when they tell me they don't read. This and Hero get them reading!
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