Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete

Large Print - 2011
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Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9781444805253
1444805258
Branch Call Number: LP FIC VLA
Characteristics: 346 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.

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BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 07, 2014

Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
Read by: Anna Draves/Copley Teen Room
Originally posted to the Teen Blog on 3/3/2012.

This book was fantastic! Sparsely written, yet emotional at the same time, it tells the story of fifteen year old Charley who’s been abandoned by everyone he knows, except his aunt who lives several states away. After his father dies, leaving him homeless, he steals a horse from his boss, and begins the trek across the wilderness to find his aunt and a home he can truly belong to. I can’t say enough about this book. I would especially recommend it to boys who might be reluctant readers. It’s easy to read, and yet, there’s so much that comes across without the author having to write it down. An adult book with high teen appeal, I highly recommend it!!!

multcolib_susannel May 25, 2014

This story is told in a realistic straightforward way- not holding back- good or bad- letting us into the mind of a 15 year old boy whose best memories are when he was 11 years old and living with his aunt. Can he find her again and if he does will she still care about him?

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BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 07, 2014

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