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The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys by Scott William Carter
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Jul 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 10th-grade

i thought this was an incredible book. it was about two guys, jake and charlie who take an adventure out to go give charlie's dad a drawing of him. while on this adventure, they go through many ups and downs. this was all because charlie had to decide from getting beat up or riding in a car stolen from the principle. my favorite part about this book was when jake and charlie became the water balloon boys again. before this, when they were in fourth grade, they were the best of friends and used to through water balloons at people and have much fun with each other. but they grew apart when jake said charlie's gameboy was broke when he returned back to him and said that he got it broken. my favorite part was when they wanted to have fun before they reached their destination. this was when they began bond. i liked this a part because i liked the thought getting back together with old friends and creating a greater friendship with that.
what i learned from this book was that people shouldn't wait for things to happen to them but instead make things happen. in this book, charlie was a guy who got straight a's and etc. he waited for things to happen to him until the day jake saved him from getting beat up and told charlie to get into the stolen car. he got in the car. in the end of the book charlie killed a guy and jake was willing to take the blame for it. this was when charlie had to make a choice, let jake take the blame or say he did it. this was when he changed from a straight A student to someone who made things happen. he didn't let jake take the blame and because of this he was able to get a fresh start from the life he have before. one with him being a trouble maker, smoker, and etc. also, when the book ended, the guys were still good friends and still the water balloon boys.

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