SMALL STEPS is a contemporary young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation Holes, and The Cardturner.
Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps.
Armpit seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. X-Ray's plan leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation Kaira DeLeon, the Beyoncé of her time, and suddenly Armpit's life spins out of control. Only one thing is certain: he'll never be the same again.
Combining his signature wit with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters, Sachar explores issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that shape a person's life, and what it takes to stay the course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice—but always a small step in right direction.
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Though Sachar's companion to Holes isn't as intricately crafted as that Newbery winner, McClarin's multi-layered reading helps the author's words shine on this audiobook that improves upon the print reading experience.| Read Full Review of Small Steps
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Armpit and Kaira have instant chemistry --- Armpit is attracted to Kaira's beauty and intelligence, and Kaira is pleasantly surprised that Armpit likes her for herself.Jan 10 2006 | Read Full Review of Small Steps
I love this book i think it is the best book i have ever read i dont really like reading but this book relly kept me hanging and it had a great ending.| Read Full Review of Small Steps
Armpit doesn't always make the right choices, but ultimately he has a good heart and figures things out in time to make a heroic This will appeal to fans of Holes -- it's fun to read and may get readers thinking about the book's bigger ideas.Jan 09 2006 | Read Full Review of Small Steps
Things are going well for Armpit and he feels like he's finally getting back on the right track - until his old pal X-Ray shows up with a get-rich-quick scheme that can't go wrong.Dec 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Small Steps
Fans of the first book will no doubt want to read it and may even enjoy it (though the romance section of the book appeals to an entirely different audience), but they won't find it as memorable or as powerful.Jan 09 2006 | Read Full Review of Small Steps
You've been writing children's books for a number of years now and one day divine inspiration hits you and you come up with what could easily be called the greatest children's book of the last 25 years, "Holes".Mar 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Small Steps
Armpit – who desperately and understandably wants to drop that handle – is still digging holes, this time for a landscaping business.Feb 06 2013 | Read Full Review of Small Steps
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