Acting Up by Ted Staunton

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Sam Foster is six foot four, has learned how to Slouch to make himself appear more inconspicuous and draw less attention to himself. Sam is a talented drummer with his band ADHD. Sam is trying to figure out how to reach the levels of maturity that his parents hold out for him. He has to deal with his anarchistic girlfriend, Martha, who loves breaking rules, as well as managing issues with alcohol, driving permits, and earning the trust of his parents when they leave him alone with his friend Darryl for a weekend. Sam’s worst fear is letting people down. By the end, Sam has learned that he and his girlfriend aren’t suited for one another, and that adults aren’t as a mature as they let on.


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TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, ""Puddleman, Simons Surprise"", several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection ""The Dreadful Truth: Confederation"", and the acclaimed ""Hope Springs a Leak"", which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmactack Award.
Published September 15, 2010 by Red Deer Press. 196 pages
Genres: Young Adult.

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Filled with such colorful secondary characters as the middle-aged couple who open a sex shop, Sam’s dangerously rebellious girlfriend, Martha, and the famous writer who keeps Sam at his beck and call, the story gallops along with disaster after disaster for the hapless Sam, who tries so hard to d...

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