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The Hemingway Tradition

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Shaw Sebring is sixteen and trying desperately to understand and accept his father's recent suicide. Moving with his mother halfway across the county in an effort to distance themselves from the awful truth, Shaw lands in a new school and finds that the ghost of his father, a best-selling author, has followed him. Determined that he will not follow in his father's footstep ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2002)
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Thalia Medina
Apr 11, 2014 Thalia Medina rated it it was amazing
Shawn is a young teenage boy who lost his father at a young age. He thought that his father didn't really care about him or his mother. He soon finds out that his father was not true to himself. He soon starts to doubt himself and doubt how similar he is to his father. When you read the book you will see that Shawn is amazing writer but after his father kills himself, he stops believing in himself.
I like this book be Shawn is a teenage boy who went through something in his life that kind of ch
Emma Braatz
Nov 27, 2013 Emma Braatz rated it it was ok
The Hemingway Tradition by Kristen Butcher wasn't very exciting. It seems like it got to the point to quickly, which made it hard to understand. Although, it carries a good message. I recommend this to readers who like mysteries.
The main character Shaw is the son of an author. His dad was an author and shaw thought he loved his job. Although, Shaw's thought process changes after his dad's suicide. He does not know why his dad committed suicide and he wants to figure out why. The only way is to
Feb 24, 2013 Kristina rated it liked it
Dear Charan
I'm reading a book entitled The Hemingway Tradition by Kristin Butcher which is a work of . This book is about a teenage boy who lost his father to a suicide he ends up blaming his mother for they end up moving he starts doing bad in school he makes friends he joins volley ball team gets back on track. he ends up liking his classmate i think they might end up going out because his friend Jai-i (his best friend)told him that the girl he stepped on might have dibs for him. This book mad
Janessa Hovland
Nov 20, 2013 Janessa Hovland rated it it was ok
Book title: The Hemingway Tradition
Author: Kristin Butcher

In this story the main character's are Dylan, Shaw. Shaw's father killed himself and ever since then had that thought stuck in his head and he is trying to get the thought out of his head. Now he is wondering how he can get that thought out of his head. He is also wondering why his father killed himself...
If you like mystery stories this is the book for you.
There are alot of these kinds of books.
Jan 17, 2014 Austin rated it liked it
The Hemmingway Tradition by Kristin Butcher was a book about a teenage boy with a father who committed suicide. As a reasult of this, he and his mother moved to a new city for a fresh start. Although the book was short, it had a good overall storyline--the only problem being that it was a bit rushed. I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a quick read.
Jenny Olson
Dec 26, 2013 Jenny Olson rated it liked it
This an Orca Sounding book, so it's fast, for reluctant readers. That's really my only complaint, if I have one, is that it was much too quick of a read, and I would have enjoyed more development and details!
Elyssa James
Oct 22, 2013 Elyssa James rated it really liked it
i thought this book was very good because it was about how her father killed himself and she was fiquring out waht to do and how she should dal with this problem. she couldnt even look at her dads journal that he wrote because she was so sad.
Nov 11, 2012 Jessie rated it it was ok
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This was pretty weak. Didn't have much going for it.
Mar 15, 2012 Lyndsey rated it it was amazing
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This as a small teenager book, but it had a nice message.
David Horton
Mar 28, 2014 David Horton rated it liked it
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Reads like an after-school special.
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I love to dance. I love to laugh. I love to learn. Crossword puzzles relax me. Waiting frustrates me. I like spending time by myself. I use way too much salt. I make New Year's resolutions. My ideal job would be writing a television sitcom. The Great Gilly Hopkins is my favorite kids' book. I appreciate witty people. I dislike whiners. I have better friends than I deserve and a family that gives m ...more
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