Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rats Saw God--Rob Thomas

From the Vault
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Title: Rats Saw God
Author: Rob Thomas
Genre: realistic; problem novel
Subjects: high school, adolescence; fitting in; divorce; fathers and sons

Summary: In order to graduate, Steve York must complete a 100-page writing assignment. Although he balks at first, he ultimately comes to a better understanding of himself and his life. 

Critique: Thomas has a good understanding of teens and their dialogue. His writing is effective and makes the story more interesting than it first appears to be. 

Recommendation: Yes

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