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by Alden R. Carter

  • ISBN: 044847770X
  • Author: Alden R. Carter
  • ePub ver: 1691 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1691 kb
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 190
  • Publisher: Price Stern Sloan (November 1, 1985)
  • Formats: txt lit mobi azw
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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High school can be challenging when your father is the strictest teacher.

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Alden R. Carter (born April 7, 1947) is an American writer primarily known for his young adult novels, stories, and non-fiction. His works have won numerous awards including six American Library Association Best Book awards. In 2002 Carter was named. In 2002 Carter was named to Wisconsin Library Association's list "Notable Wisconsin Authors" placing him among the finest writers in the state.

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Sixteen-year-old Steve's adjustment to high school is made more difficult by the unpopularity of his strict father, a biology teacher known as Toad.
Comments (7)

Kirinaya
What I enjoyed about this book was that it showed how this young boy, Wart, handles his peers through challenging circumstances. It reminds many of us I'm sure of a time in our lives where we've had similar situations and am not too sure I would have been able to handle them as maturely and positively as Wart. It's a great read and would be a good one for kids before entering the hallways again.
BlessСhild
Dealt well with the issues of grieving - grief that effects loved ones and the negative effects on everyone's lives. The facing of issues and development of communication between father and son were believable and well developed.
DEAD-SHOT
This is a book that all school children should read. The connection between a father and son, the cruety of bullies and just everyday life of teens. It proves life does get better.
Inth
I really enjoyed this and it felt real. Not over the top but something a real family might experience. Well written.
Ironrunner
This book did not have a real plot outline. It also was not very exciting. There were parts that I came to when I was waiting for something to happen but nothing did.
caster
This book is the story of Steve, a boy who is close to flunking out of high school. His mother and sister died in a car crash. His father is a teacher at his school who is very hard on the other kids. Steve has issues with bullying at the school, and there's a minor plot line involving a girl he likes.

The biggest thing you need to know about this book is that it was written in 1985. Some books are timeless, but this book is not one of them. This book feels extremely dated. I graduated in the late 90s and it feels dated compared to when I was in high school. There is a dedicated smoking area for the students at school. The teachers smoke in front of the kids. Steve discusses having to take a 'typing' class in high school and not knowing what he'd ever use that for. Even as a child of the eighties, I found the representation of the time a little bit off. It's almost as if the writer related experienced from his own teenage years much earlier then tried to modernize it to the eighties but somewhat failed. Although the theme of different teen social groups not getting along is universal, I think teens of today would have difficulty imagining a world where teens are ostracized because their hair is a little bit long. This issue is going to put a barrier between the teen reader and relating to the characters in the book.

That being said, the book characters are quite likable. I found that I didn't want to put the book down because I wanted to read more about these characters. Unfortunately, the plot never really took off or got that interesting. The tension at the beginning of the book is present throughout the book, but nothing new or exciting really happens. It's just more and more of the same. I also found the supposed 'romantic' plot line very flat and disappointing.

The end of this book, which I will not spoil, seemed completely ridiculous and unbelievable. I think this would turn off most teen readers.

Finally, there is a lot of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse in this book. I'm not that conservative when it comes to allowing teenagers to read or not read something, but it really is excessive in this book. There is even a scene that tries to show that getting caught by the police with drugs is no big deal. Everyone in the book smokes, including the teachers. There's no mention of smoking not being okay or appropriate anywhere in the book. There is marijuana, downer, and upper use in the book. The sixteen-year-old main character drink beer with his father. I found this all rather shocking in a teen book.

I'm not really sure who this book is for. Adults may enjoy it for a bit of nostalgia, but the flat plot line makes it not that interesting. I could see recommending it to teenagers who are having trouble with bullies or even those who are bullying themselves, but the extreme drug presence in this book would make me very hesitant to recommend it to a teenager. If you are going to give this book to a teenager, I highly recommend you read it yourself first and have a discussion with the minor about the way alcohol, tobacco, and drugs were portrayed in the book.
Bukus
WART SON OF TOAD may have been published in 1985 but I think many teens will relate to the timeless themes. Steve (Wart) is the narrator and at sixteen he has plenty of problems. His mother and only sibling were killed in a tragic accident and he and his father have a strained relationship that is worsening. His father is the unpopular Biology teacher at the same high school he attends and Steve is nicknamed Wart while his father is nicknamed Toad and these names are not used kindly. Steve has drifted in to a low ranking high school group known as the "dirts" who are a target of the popular "jocks", his grades have slipped and the only area where he excels is his auto mechanics class which disappoints his father who is having more and more difficulty coping with his teaching position as well as his unresolved grief.

Things do almost unbelievably improve for the father/son pair by the end of the book though overall the storyline is quite realistic. As other reviewers say Steve and his friends smoke pot and tobacco and Steve drinks beer at sixteen with his father which may raise a few eyebrows. The Western Wisconsin small city setting is well rendered and many things about Steve's high school will seem familiar even to 21st century readers. This book is being reissued as a Marshall Cavendish Classic and is well deserving of this new chance to attract teen readers.

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