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Small steps

Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He'll never be the same again. In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person's life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice'but a small step in the right direction.

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  • "Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He'll never be the same again. In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person's life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice'but a small step in the right direction."@en
  • "Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along."
  • "Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along."@en
  • "Nearly three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He'll never be the same again. Explores the issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person's life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice--but a small step in the right direction"
  • "This novel features two of Camp Green Lake's former inmates. Three years after Camp Green Lake, Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around, but then he gets mixed up with his old friend X-ray in a ticket scalping scam. 13 yrs+"
  • "Upon returning to Austin, Armpit set five goals for himself. Five small steps. 1.) Graduate High School, 2.) Get a job, 3.) Save his money, 4.) Avoid situations that might turn violent. And ... %.) Lose the name Armpit."
  • "Upon returning to Austin, Armpit set five goals for himself. Five small steps. 1.) Graduate High School, 2.) Get a job, 3.) Save his money, 4.) Avoid situations that might turn violent. And ... %.) Lose the name Armpit."@en
  • "This novel features two of Camp Green Lake's former inmates. Three years after Camp Green Lake, Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around, but then he gets mixed up with his old friend X-ray in a ticket scalping scam."@en
  • "Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along."
  • "Upon returning to Austin, Armpit sets five goals for himself - Five small steps - The fifth being lose the name Armpit."
  • "Curtis McClarin takes no small steps in his energetic reading of Sachar's sequel of sorts to HOLES (1998). He gives a distinctly African-American voice to this story of ticket scalping, teenage love, crime, and redemption. Two years after their release from a juvenile detention camp, Armpit and X-Ray meet up to join in a ticket-scalping venture. Armpit has no idea that he's taking the first steps on an adventure that will lead him into the worlds of entertainment, intrigue, romance, and heartbreak and will put his own life at risk to foil a plot to murder a teenage diva, Kaira DeLeon. McClarin gives honest, believable voices to Armpit, Kaira, and the rest of the characters. In particular, he gives a touching portrayal of Armpit's neighbor Ginny, a 10-year-old white girl with cerebral palsy."
  • "Armpit has decided on small steps to help improve his life after being released from the correction centre at Camp Green lake but when he meets his old friend X-Ray his plans become much more difficult to implement."
  • "Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track."
  • "Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track."@en

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  • "Adventure stories"@en
  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Juvenile works"
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  • "Children's stories"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"
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  • "Adventure stories"

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  • "Small Steps"
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