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The Secret Life of Owen Skye
by Alan Cumyn
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The Skye brothers skinny, quiet, big-eared Owen and his smart older brother Andy live in a rural village with their parents and weird Uncle Lorne, a shy bachelor who sleeps on a cot in the basement and takes out his teeth at night. On his way home from hockey practice one evening, Owen catches a glimpse of a girl named Sylvia. He falls hopelessly in love, and Valentine’s Day turns into one big disaster. Thank goodness for life at home, where there's a brother to talk to and plot adventures with. Yet the Skye boys somehow manage to turn every innocent plan into a full-scale ordeal. A search for a hammer turns into a brush with the deadly Bog Man, a midnight visit to the snow fort to meet with aliens becomes a near-death experience. This funny, magical novel celebrates the everyday joys and drama of being a kid and, especially, being a boy. Owen’s small-town childhood may be simple, but his days are rich indeed as he ponders the secret mysteries of death, life, and love.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:34 -0400)
For Owen Skye, everyday life is full of danger and mystery, like the deadly Bog Man who lurks in the nearby fields, aliens that send mysterious messages and pesky girls who practice being surgeons by trying to take out your liver with a butter knife. But when life gets really crazy, Owen has two brothers who are on his side.
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