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#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before. A boy who's been...
#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before. A boy who's been...
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  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before. A boy who's been a bully and hanging out with the wrong friends gets a new start after a memory-loss-inducing accident. But can someone really change who he is, or will the old him merely come back over time?

 

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 3, 2017
    When a middle school bully suffers amnesia after a bad fall, it gives him the chance to start fresh, but rebuilding his life is an uphill battle when everyone else still remembers the sins of his past. Eighth-grader Chase Ambrose attempts to reconstruct himself based on what his friends and family tell him, but the more he learns about how he mistreated others, the less he likes the old Chase. Unable to play football while he’s healing, Chase joins the video club, whose members have good reason to distrust him. And while his former self did community service at a local retirement home, the new Chase comes to enjoy spending time with the residents—especially a grumpy veteran whose stories he values. In this compelling and sometimes humorous tale of nature and identity, Korman (Slacker) offers an intriguing exploration of the potential for redemption. By telling the story from multiple perspectives (Chase’s, as well as those of several classmates), he conveys a complex, thorough picture of Chase’s influence and impact on those around him. Ages 8–12. Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown.

  • AudioFile Magazine Hotshot football star and notorious middle school bully Chase Ambrose awakens from a coma after an accidental fall. His memory is gone. As Chase, Jonathan Todd Ross delivers a thoughtful narration, moving from confusion and bewilderment to growing awareness. While Chase navigates the now unfamiliar terrain of home and school, his parents and classmates, including those who had been on the receiving end of "the terror's" antics, narrate their own chapters. The two standouts are Ramon de Ocampo as Brandon, a scrappy "vidiot" (proud A/V club member) who is curious about Chase's transformation and gives him a chance, and Laura Knight Keating, who convincingly portrays Shoshanna's transformation from hatred and suspicion of Chase to skepticism, then trust. A hopeful story of redemption told from multiple perspectives. A.S. 2018 Audies Finalist � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine

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