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How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen
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Sep 01, 08

bookshelves: bbya, humorous, nonfiction

Dedicated to all 13-year-old boys (“The miracle is that we live through it”), Paulsen’s latest collection of possibly autobiographical anecdotes, his most hilarious yet, celebrates that innate impulse to try really stupid stunts, just to see what happens. What sort of bad ideas can a group of young teens in a small Minnesota town come up with? “Angel” Peterson ties himself, on skis, to a fast car, earning his nickname after claiming to hear angels singing “Your Cheatin’ Heart” when the attempt goes disastrously awry. This is also a book for any girl who would possibly like to know how a 13-year-old boy’s mind works (or doesn’t work) -- the comment from the foreward is about a duct-tape reinforced rainbarrel and a waterfall – this is a book MADE for either reading aloud or for any reluctant reader.
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