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Skinny White Freak

Skinny White Freak Los Angeles Summer of Skateboarding and tanned bodies rule the SoCal landscape Compared to other kids year old Adam Lipsitz is an outcast He is too skinny too pale too brainy To make matter

  • Title: Skinny White Freak
  • Author: Paul Haddad
  • ISBN: 9780786755592
  • Page: 160
  • Format: ebook
  • Los Angeles Summer of 1978 Skateboarding and tanned bodies rule the SoCal landscape Compared to other kids, 13 year old Adam Lipsitz is an outcast He is too skinny, too pale, too brainy To make matters worse, just as his parents are separating, he s cast off to a local sleepaway camp, where he is relentlessly tormented by a bully named Worm for six interminable weekLos Angeles Summer of 1978 Skateboarding and tanned bodies rule the SoCal landscape Compared to other kids, 13 year old Adam Lipsitz is an outcast He is too skinny, too pale, too brainy To make matters worse, just as his parents are separating, he s cast off to a local sleepaway camp, where he is relentlessly tormented by a bully named Worm for six interminable weeks How Adam deals with being bullied forms the central question of Skinny White Freak He finds hope in unexpected places diary entries, a sympathetic girl, and whimsical self penned doodles, which include an alter ego superhero named Ultra Violet Man who destroys Worm Ultimately, Adam learns not to let others define him By summer s end, he makes the journey from kid to young adult, replacing fear with courage, cynicism with empathy, and low self esteem with self acceptance.

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    1. Growing up in the 70s in California meant baking in the sun, while slathered in baby oil, catching rays for that golden tan considered a prerequisite for looking one's best. But Adam Lipsitz can't catch a break. Not only is his skin entirely pigment challenged, he also takes gangly and geeky to bizarre extremes. He might just as well paint a bullseye on his forehead to alert bullies looking for an easy target. Add to this his list of prior summer camp fiascos and one can easily imagine his appre [...]

    2. FROM THE AUTHOR: If you have a Middle Schol child who's knows the "outcast" role all too well -- or were one perhaps yourself -- this book may be for you or them. It's the summer of 1978 in SoCal. 13-year-old Adam Lipsitz is having a rough go of it. He's ridiculed for being too skinny, too pale, too cerebral. To make matters worse, his parents are separating. He is cast away to summer camp for 6 interminable weeks. And he is relentlessly tormented by a bully named "Worm." But even at its bleakes [...]

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