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The Resource Setting free the kites, Alex George

Setting free the kites, Alex George

Label
Setting free the kites
Title
Setting free the kites
Statement of responsibility
Alex George
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan's budding friendship is forged in the crucible of two family tragedies, and as the boys struggle to come to terms with loss, they take summer jobs at the local rundown amusement park. It's there that Nathan's boundless capacity for optimism threatens to overwhelm them both, and where they learn some harsh truths about family, desire, and revenge"--
Summary
Befriending a fearless newcomer who helps him work through the challenges of being frequently bullied, Robert works at his friend's side during a summer at his family's amusement park and uncovers harsh truths about personal secrets and revenge.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545217
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George, Alex
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.E53
LC item number
S48 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Male friendship
  • Life change events
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Maturation (Psychology)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
Label
Setting free the kites, Alex George
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20847889
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780399162107
Lccn
2016036566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952154237
  • (DLC)BK0019017287
Label
Setting free the kites, Alex George
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20847889
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780399162107
Lccn
2016036566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952154237
  • (DLC)BK0019017287

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