Fourteen year old Stark McClellan nicknamed Stick because he s tall and thin is bullied for being deformed he was born with only one ear His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick But the boys can t defend one another from their abusive parents.When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father s anger, Bosten must leave home SticFourteen year old Stark McClellan nicknamed Stick because he s tall and thin is bullied for being deformed he was born with only one ear His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick But the boys can t defend one another from their abusive parents.When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father s anger, Bosten must leave home Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks But he never loses hope of finding love and his brother.
Stick Fourteen year old Stark McClellan nicknamed Stick because he s tall and thin is bullied for being deformed he was born with only one ear His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick But th
3.5 STARS You re dumb, Bosten I pushed him back.I love my brother Okay And then he said, I wish I wasn t like this You re the luckiest and best person in the world, Bosten Stick What I can t live with dad any I know Some books bitchslap you with sentimentality, some punch you in the boobs with longing and heartbreak, some books feel like a good one night stand that leaves you with the disgusting aftertaste of regret, self loathing and the fear of herpes okay, I think I m getting sidetracked now [...]
Meu primeiro Andrew Smith 3 Vou lembrar pra sempre Eu fiquei muito surpreso com essa hist ria N O FOI NADA DO QUE EU PENSAVA Eu j fui preparado pra uma coisa dark, sobre preconceito, sobre defici ncia, etc MAS MUITO MAIS QUE ISSO Eu n o sei nem por onde come ar falando dessa hist ria maravilhosa Que dor que eu senti em cada cena Me tocou demais O Andrew retrata o adolescente como ele Meninos de 13 anos ficam excitados com qualquer coisa, gente, lidem com isso Mesmo nos piores momentos Eu fiquei [...]
It s just well, it s ugly She shrugged I don t think so I think it s cool Everyone else is so the same You know Initial Final Page Thoughts.I need a cuddle.High Points.Stick Bosten Emily Strength Brothers Talking through pipes Best friends Being different Catching crabs Anotia Bubble baths Jock straps Surfing Breaking out Milkshakes UFOs Beanies Playing California Low Points.I wasn t all that fussed with Stick s road trip What I really liked about this book was that even though there was a hell [...]
This review has been rattling around my head for months I could not get my feelings down on paper The words were stuck I might sound a little off my rocker nuts here, but.I did not want to disappoint these characters Crazy, right I wanted to use just the right words to describe how much these characters affected my world Stick, Bosten, Emily, and Buck were so well drawn and layered with such love and strength They amazed me, inspired me, and left a giant hole in my heart Here I am months later s [...]
meu deus, esse livro um tapa na cara.
Stick is an abused teen His parents are controlling, unloving, physically and mentally abusive While Stick could react by being angry, bitter, mean and abusive himself, instead he is kind, gentle, loving, and he cherishes the small acts of kindness that neighbors, friends and others give to him.Stick still suffers from those horrible growing pains from child to teen His growing attraction to all things female, made me laugh Stick s desire to try out scenes from a stolen Penthouse magazine with h [...]
Heartbreak that s how they call it.This is how I feel now, this is what this book might cause to you too.It should come with a note saying open at your own risk or put your heart aside because it might shatter.It should come with a happy pill for you to take, it should come with Stick and Bosten in a cute package such that you could take them in your arms and hold them close to your heart, such that you could hug their pain away.Oh, this story is really sad No no no Sad is just a tiny drop in an [...]
I work in a bookstore, which means I am pretty much surrounded by book snobs and I mean that in the nicest way possible, I swear My particular department is kids books, so I hear all kinds of derogatory comments about books written for people under the age of 18 Most of these comments are disguised as jokes, but they re the kind of joke that the teller actually believes Also, they aren t funny Now me, I love books I ve read picture books that are works of art Shaun Tan, anyone , I ve read litera [...]
It s a simple fact that it s easier to write a bad review than a good one When something doesn t work, you can usually figure out what it is that s broken down When something works seamlessly well, there are no rough edges to pick apart, no gaping plot holes to point towards, no awkward characters to take umbrage with.Which is a round about way of saying that it is a special kind of challenge to review a 5 star book One of those books that stay with you long after you ve turned the last page One [...]
Wow Guys I think we all pretty much know my thoughts about Andrew Smith, right Kinda on the verge of stalker ish ness ism or whatever Nah Actually the truth is, Andrew Smith is the very first writer that I ve EVER connected with Yeah, on that level I m not talking to you if you have no idea what I even mean here I have read and collected all of Andrew s books and anxiously await the next in line Andrew s newest release, STICK, October 11, 2011 Feiwel and Friends was absolutely no exception I was [...]
Why hello there Okay, I have four reviews to do, so I m going on a review spree I ll start with this book because I ve spent the longest procrastinating on it since I read it, like, two weeks ago exactly Also, luckily, I don t have much to criticize about this book so the review will be fairly short.So, if you didn t know this, last summer I read Andrew Smith s book The Marbury Lens, and loved it And afterward I was like, Dude, I need to read from this guy I ve been meaning to read Stick for a [...]
4 Stars, maybe 4.5This is an interesting and involving YA story Stick, whose real name is Stark, is a young, tall teenager with a missing ear who feels alienated from most of the kids around him, other than his friend Emily As the story opens, Stick finds himself on the cusp of many changes both internal, in how he feels about Emily and how he reacts to other people, and in the events occurring in his life He and his older brother Bosten live with abusive parents His mother is mostly cold, disen [...]
Cruelty and ugliness is something Stark lives with daily He thinks his deformity, a missing ear, is ugly but that is nothing when you compare it to his parents Thirteen year old Stark and his older brother Bosten have been dealt the Piece of Crap Parent card Their parents aren t just mean, they are downright cruel Very early on we know the boys parents aren t exactly Mike and Carol Brady There are hints of abuse very early on and by page thirty seven, we know that their father is militant and co [...]
3.5 5It read like the Perks of Being a Wallflower but had me reeling the same way I did with Smith s Marburry Lens after that kidnap grope scene This one had me angry and hurting for all of them, all at once particularly the first half The jump into the second half had me reeling for other reasons though Specifically, where had Dahlia been all their lives That alone had me a little bi angry To think of all the things they d gone through with such horrible people When all the while she was there [...]
3.5 starsFourteen year old Stark McClellan nicknamed Stick because of his height looks up to his older brother Bosten unlike Stick, Bosten has two ears and knows how to fight back against the bullies at school But both Bosten and Stick suffer at the hands of their abusive parents After visiting their Aunt Delilah in California and getting a taste of freedom, the two boys realize that their family life differs from the typical familial dynamics of their peers Bosten runs away when his father find [...]
Andrew Smith has done it again penned a compelling tale about the power of love Stark and Bosten McClellan have secrets secrets that are capable of destroying them both Holding on to hope and the love for his brother, Stark Stick sets out on a journey to heal them both I ll wait until closer to this book s release date to comment further I am privileged to have had the opportunity to read the ARC and cannot wait to put this gripping story into the hands of my students
Andrew Smith possui uma bizarrice muito peculiar Mas em Minha Metade Silenciosa , ele parece acertar a m o e equilibrar com bastante talento os elementos de sua hist ria Contando o dia a dia de Palito Stick , um menino que nasceu sem uma orelha, ele cria um livro tocante e dif cil de largar de lado No primeiro e no segundo ato cerca de 200 p ginas, ele explora a rela o de Stick com os amigos e a fam lia, a melhor parte Seu pilar de resist ncia o irm o, que junto com ele v tima de surras violent [...]
Nicely written book I really enjoyed it The format on the kindle was off a little with big spaces at times in the middle of sentences which made it difficult to read For a 10 ebook I wouldn t expect these types of problems.
I mostly loved it beautiful writing, some great characters, but a few situations references felt a little clunky Recommended though, and proud to have it as our 2016 Read Brave book.
Stick by Andrew Smith a book full of adventure and mixed emotions on one another is the way to describe this text Stick was published by Macmillan, New York, NY in September of 2011 This book is for people that feel apart from people because of the way you are, or the way you seem to be towards others Stick is the main character of this text and he will show and connect to people that have a hard life inside and outside of their house and how he feels about being different from everyone else bec [...]
Stick came out today, a new novel by Andrew Smith, the author of Ghost Medicine, In the Path of Falling Objects, and The Marbury Lens These are three of my favorite books, each for different reasons but than anything they are three books about the relationships young men have with each other, and specifically, brothers Stick is similar in that it explores this territory, Andrew Smith territory, but it is, like each of Andrew s other books, different.Synopsis from Fourteen year old Stark McClel [...]
Stick by Andrew Smith has changed my perspective on what it can be like to not be loved in your own home Stick was published by Square Fish and Macmillian in New York, NY in September 2015 It can take you on a roller coaster with many loops You ll feel like everything is going smooth for Stark, and then BOOM Everything at once hits you again No matter how much you try to put the book down you just can t There are some hard subjects to face, you keep reading no matter the outcome because it s jus [...]
It s always a day for celebration when a new Andrew Smith novel comes out Andrew s books are among the most well written, compelling books I ve ever read and are filled with characters that worm their way into your heart and demand to be noticed STICK by Andrew Smith Feiwel Friends, October 11, 2011 I got hooked on Andrew s books last year with THE MARBURY LENS which was like a crazy thrill ride I m normally too scared to go on at amusement parks But books are so much safer to me, and I devoured [...]
Stick By Andrew Smith published by first Macmillian, New York, NY in 2011 Is a very emotional and horrifying read 13 year old Stark McClellan and his brother, 16 year old Bosten McClellan have an unordinary life that no teenage boy should ever have to live Stark McClellan also known as Stick is 6ft tall and only has one ear He isn t your average 13 year old boy, but with the protection of his older brother Bosten, he has nothing to worry about Stick idolizes Bosten He keeps his deepest darkest s [...]
I really liked it I thought it was interesting and the story was so good I had a hard time putting it down I fell in love with the characters and it was also interesting to see the romance going on with stick and how he juggled Kimmy and Emily because he seemed to love them both and find that because of them things were changing I also liked that he was willing to do anything for his brother even if that ment running away from home and going to LA.
Extraordinary Full stop.
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Stick by Andrew Smith published by Macmillan in New York, NY in October 2011 is a nail biting, finger tapping, body shaking, and air gasping fictional novel written to draw you in like sea waves and, if you re lucky, return you to shore nervous to test the waters again Stick is forward, blunt, honest, has no filter, and is overall real Some may even question the reality of the memories and events.Stark Stick McClellan is the voice of Stick Stick is a thirteen year old boy who eventually becomes [...]
Finalmente consegui ter uma boa experi ncia com Andrew Smith Quando li Selva de Gafanhotos, a decep o foi t o grande que cheguei a cogitar n o ler Minha metade silenciosa, livro que j estava na minha TBR j algum tempo, mas felizmente resolvi dar essa segunda chance e eu n o poderia estar mais feliz A hist ria de Stark pesada, em diversos momentos eu senti que a leitura me destruiu, mas n o digo isso de forma ruim, porque apesar de ter sofrido bastante com esse livro, foi uma dor necess ria O aut [...]
This book was so good, I was doing my Lamaze breathing during some parts because they were exquisitely written, yet incredibly painful and dark This book will haunt me for a long time, but that s okay because I ve never read anything quite like it The characters are so well formed, my heart so invested in their actions, I so desperately wanted to meet them and hug or stab them, accordingly Stark s devotion to his brother and his determination to navigate through the hell of his life, while at th [...]