Rooster by Elizabeth Nixon Weaver

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Rooster has always called Kady his madrina, his godmother. Born in Cuba and brain-damaged at birth, Rooster thinks Kady can protect him from all harm. But 15-year-old Kady doesn’t want to be looking out for Rooster anymore. And she doesn’t want to live in a tiny house, wear tacky clothes, or get stuck with endless chores on her family’s ever struggling citrus farm. She wants to be with her new boyfriend, Jon, and his golden gang, people with money to burn and all the time in the world to indulge themselves. She doesn’t realize, until tragedy strikes, just how much her budding romance costs her. Set in the bell-bottomed and tie-dyed late 1960s, this richly textured novel has moments of high humor, memorable characters, and resonant dialogue.
 

About Elizabeth Nixon Weaver

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Published May 10, 2001 by Winslow Pr. 250 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Jon, a wealthy schoolmate, falls for Kady, she accepts his gifts of pretty dresses and money so she doesn’t have to baby-sit after school.

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Weaver offers a detailed picture of late 1960s Florida while contrasting the differences between Kady's two worlds, that of her impoverished parents and her carefree, spoiled boyfriend.

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"Weaver offers a detailed picture of late 1960s Florida while contrasting the differences between a 15-year-old's two worlds, that of her impoverished parents and her rich, carefree boyfriend," in PW 's words.

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This year Kady is entering high school --- and we all know what that means: She wants Rooster to get out of her face, and he seems to be even more clingy.

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