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Old 10-10-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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the main character is a boy who's dad died, and a soldier who is AWOL comes by and does good things for the family, hes a good guy did something bad. (they don't know he;s AWOL)

mom has a bad boyfriend, there is some inferred violence, but for a good reason, and it ends in an partly unsatisfying way, but its a good book

Twelve-year-old Foster knows in his gut that Dax Ganey, the man dating his widowed mother, is a bad seed. Then a mysterious stranger arrives at their Alabama farm, a former Army Ranger in Iraq rambling across the country, and Foster believes he has found an ally against Dax. The stranger proves a fascinating mentor, full of wisdom and secrets. And Dax soon has reason to resent not just him and Foster but also Foster's mother. A spurned Dax will be a dangerous enemy, but Foster is increasingly aware that the stranger is just as dangerous, if not more so.

From Watt Key, the author of one of the most highly acclaimed children's survival adventures of the last decade, comes Fourmile, a tautly wound new novel reminiscent of classic westerns, about a boy caught in the middle of a clash that may turn out to be his own battle to fight.

This title has Common Core connections.

Watt Key
ISDN978-1-250-03995-8
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