Sprout by Dale Peck

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When Sprout and his father move from Long Island to Kansas after the death of his mother, he is sure he will find no friends, no love, no beauty. But friends find him, the strangeness of the landscape fascinates him, and when love shows up in an unexpected place, it proves impossible to hold. An incredible, literary story of a boy who knows he's gay, and the town that seems to have no place for him to hide.
 

About Dale Peck

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Dale Peck was born on Long Island and is the author of severDale Peck was born on Long Island and is the author of several novels, including "Martin and John", a collection of shoral novels, including "Martin and John", a collection of short stories, and a family memoir. His short fiction has appeart stories, and a family memoir. His short fiction has appeared in "Artforum", "BOMB", "The London Review of Books", " Thed in "Artforum", "BOMB", "The London Review of Books", " The New Republic", "The New York Times", and "The Village Voice New Republic", "The New York Times", and "The Village Voice". He also teaches creative writing and received a Guggenhee". He also teaches creative writing and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995. He lives in New York. im Fellowship in 1995. He lives in New York.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 281 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Daniel embraced his outsider status with the help of best friend Ruthie, dyed his hair green and accepted the nickname “Sprout.” The summer before his junior year, English teacher Mrs. Miller coaches him for a statewide essay contest;

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Sprout is a first-person narrator and he's also getting ready for the state essay-writing contest, so sometimes his you is the examiner, sometimes it's Mrs Miller and sometimes it's the reader.

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And it’s written in such a manner as to make it easy to imagine that Sprout is sitting right beside you telling his story.

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