Beetle Boy

By Willey, Margaret

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ISBN
9781467726399 9781467746267
Publisher
Carolrhoda Lab


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 10 Up—This is the fictional story of Charlie Porter, "the world's youngest published author." He didn't intend to become famous, but at age seven, Charlie began telling a story about a talking beetle in order to stop his father from crying. Soon the story becomes a book, which becomes a long series of events, festivals, and marketing campaigns. Willey's novel illustrates the price children face when they grow up without...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

As eighteen-year-old Charlie Porter slowly and painfully convalesces from a ruptured Achilles tendon at his girlfriend Clara's house, bits of his past--years of being paraded around in a bug costume by his exploitive father as the "World's Youngest Published Author" of the Beetle Boy series--begin to reveal themselves in the form of brutal nightmares in which he's tormented by a giant beetle. While Charlie's subconscious works through the traumas of his abusive childhood that are quite literall...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

As a child Charlie Porter was paraded around by his exploitive father as the "World's Youngest Published Author" of the Beetle Boy series. No...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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