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Ethan, Suspended by Pamela Ehrenberg

Ethan, Suspended

by Pamela Ehrenberg

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I had a hard time wanting to continue reading this book because it wasn't my type of book. I like mystery/action packed books. This book wasn't action packed at all and I has a hard time tying the title in with the book. The title is "Ethan, Suspended" ,but he wasn't technically suspended. His mom just wasn't ready to be a mom at the time. I kind of thought it would be refeing to the trouble he got into at school, but the school didn't suspend him his mom made him live with his grandparents for a while. Over all, I didn't like this book because I hate reading books that tell stories about their life mostly centered around school. This book would apply to someone with special interests. Q3P2 AHS/Kierra M
  edspicer | Mar 31, 2012 |
Starred review in Booklist (linked from Amazon): http://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Suspended-Pamela-Ehrenberg/dp/080285317X/ref=pd_bxgy...

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  PamelaEhrenberg | Nov 12, 2009 |
Ethan makes a bad decision to follow the crown and he ends up doing a semester in inner city D.C. with his grandparents. There are many lessons to be learned going from popularity to being the outsider. Language and sexual remarks about teen girls lower the rating in my estimation. ( )
  dbanna | May 23, 2008 |
Hear an interview with author Pam Ehrenberg and a discussion with leading children's lit experts about whether Ethan, Suspended "counts" as a Jewish book, on The Book of Life podcast's February 2008 episode at www.bookoflifepodcast.com.
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  bookoflife | Mar 2, 2008 |
Ethan,who did not run away with his friends, is suspended from school for beating up another student. Sent to his maternal grandparents' home in Washington D.C., Ethan learns that he is staying longer than he anticipated. It's not exactly "his" type of neighborhood and his grandparents have remained long after everyone else moved out to the suburbs. The last time his family visited, his mother wouldn't even stay in her childhood home. And the middle school he will attend is certainly not on par with his suburbanite one where everyone has plans to attend college. Adjustment is Ethan's main concern - both to his new school where something as simple as wearing a Phillies baseball cap can be dangerous and to his grandparents lifestyle with no cable, computer or convenience foods. As he adjusts to this new setting, he reaffirms his values when he joins band, learns to play the oboe and discovers that he does have something to give back to the world. Ehrenberg's first novel introduces likeable characters who connect with one another. The ending seemed a little too pat with Ethan's mother calling him home and seemingly interrupting the growth that Ethan had accomplished. This reader was rooting for him to finish out the school year with his grandparents, but then again, maybe Ethan will be featured in a sequel and the story will continue. ( )
  infolink66 | Nov 19, 2007 |
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After getting in trouble at school 13-year-old Ethan Oppenheimer is sent to live with his grandparents. Although he had lots of friends at his old school Ethan finds it hard to fit in. As the only white, Jewish student in a school of African Americans and Hispanics, he is constantly teased and made to feel like an outsider, but as time passes Ethan gets involved in the jazz band and makes new friends. It is ideal for children aged 12 years and over.

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After a school suspension and his parents' separation, Ethan is sent to live with his grandparents in Washington, D.C., which is worlds apart from his home in a Philadelphia suburb.

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