|By (author):||Davis, Terry|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Miscellaneous|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Boys & Men|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 0.60in|
|From The Publisher*||New York Times bestselling author Terry Davis offers the critically acclaimed "powerful story about a teenager's search for self-esteem" (Booklist, starred review).|
When an elementary school teacher's criticisms turn Bert Bowden from a bright, popular boy into a self-conscious, awkward one, everyone is shocked. Bert is determined to regain his old confidence and become somebody great, but will he be able to overcome the silence of adolescent solitude?
This inspiring coming-of-age story, which takes place twenty years after Vision Quest, reminds us that the growing pains of adolescence are the price we pay must for finding happiness as we grow older.
|Review Quote*||* "[A] powerful story about a teenager's search for self-esteem...with broad teen appeal."|
|Review Quote*||"Fully fleshed males of all ages walk these pages, mirroring the best specimens of the gender in real life."|
|Review Quote*||"Bert is a very likable hero with a great sense of humor."|
|Review Quote*||"Davis's work is reminiscent of Chris Crutcher's…Many [young adults] will recognize his questions and feelings as their own."|