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Dunk by David Lubar
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Jun 29, 2012

really liked it
Read on June 28, 2012 — I own a copy

The novel is a well written story about a young man finding his place in the world. Chad, the main character, is a latch key kid without a father figure. He is about to enter his junior year in HS, he is a misfit. Chad fights against the current of society's opinions of him as a loser.

The story is filled with humor. There are plenty of good one liners. The text also deals with depression and fighting through unrealized expectations. The story is interwined with lessons of making good choices. Another interesting aspect is the focus upon the game-behind-the-game at a carnival--the odds, the skill, the hustle and the people who work these jobs. Showing the puppet strings behind the street fair is an neat perspective.

p.4 Like most clowns, he was scary as hell.

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