Spinning Out by David Stahler

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High school senior Frenchy has little ambition beyond hanging out at the smoking rock until his best friend, the ever-witty and conniving Stewart, gets him to try out for Man of la Mancha. To everyone's surprise, the guys are a hit. But when Stewart's antics begin to grow more obsessive—he wears his costume 24/7, freaks out about little details, and displays an incessant hatred of the high-tech windmills outside of town—Frenchy worries that there's something deeper going on. Is Stewart spiraling into madness, just like Don Quixote? And can Frenchy battle through his own demons in time to save his friend from self-destruction before it's too late?

About David Stahler

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David Stahler Jr., is the author of several novels for young adults. He teaches high school English in the mountains of northern Vermont.
Published May 27, 2011 by Chronicle Books LLC. 289 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Stocky stoner prankster Frenchy and his wealthy hippie friend Stewart usually prefer to bide their time smoking weed and plotting tricks to unleash on their unsuspecting school, but when Stewart hears that the drama department is putting on The Man of La Mancha, he eagerly convinces Frenchy to au...

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Frenchy tries helping Stewart, but Stewart just says it's the wind towers that are getting to him.

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