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The New Kid by Eliot Schrefer
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Jan 04, 08

Read in January, 2008

This book sends the message that friends and money don't guarantee happiness. Humphrey is the son of two losers who keep up rooting him to take minimum wage crappy jobs that barely pay the bills. When they move to Florida he finally gets in with some "cool" kids only to have that result in disaster. His sister Gretchen, a real go-getter (manpulator) has scratched her way from the bottom and successfully carved out the life she thought she wanted, but soon realizes it doesn't make her happy. The book is well written and somewhat layered. I'm just a little unsure about the ending.....otherwise, a good read.
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