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Three Star Private Nuisance Edward Averett

Three Star Private Nuisance

Edward Averett

Published November 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780595453504
Paperback
148 pages
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Seventeen year-old Ticker Naft cant read or write- his sister wont get out of bed- and his father has a worrisome health problem. Then theres that big mystery Grandma keeps hinting at about Grandpa and the long ago house fire next door. WhenMoreSeventeen year-old Ticker Naft cant read or write- his sister wont get out of bed- and his father has a worrisome health problem. Then theres that big mystery Grandma keeps hinting at about Grandpa and the long ago house fire next door. When Grandpa dies abruptly after a smelt-eating contest, Ticker is thrown into an adult world that is at once captivating and cruel. Far from the safe haven of his special classes at school, he enters an apprenticeship on the local railroad, where he changes rails, pounds spikes, throws switches, and tries to figure out the often confusing intentions of his co-workers. But Tickers true test comes when he is accused of a shameful crime he didnt commit. While he negotiates this tricky course on Grandpas three-wheeled bicycle, events seem determined to bring him down. Ticker must muster all his strength to keep his head above water while he tries to honor Grandpas secret to life: Got to find a way.