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The Boy Who Owned the School by Gary Paulsen

The Boy Who Owned the School

by Gary Paulsen

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Jacob Freisten spends his entire days trying to be invisible to avoid harrassment by the jocks. He has it down to an art until one day something goes wrong and he has to work back stage in order to pass English. To make matters worse, Maria Tressler, the girl he loves from afar, is in the play.

What makes this somewhat predictable story good is Gary Paulsen's writing and in this case the fact that it recorded by Nick Podehl who did an excellent job of reading it. Paulsen does a great job of capturing Jacob's thoughts and feelings with humour as well as compassion. ( )
  Karin7 | Jan 20, 2016 |
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Jacob Freisten's goal in life is to go about unnoticed. He's perfect at gliding past the jocks' lockers and sneaking into his English class. That was, until now. If Jacob wants to pass English, he must work for extra credit on the stage crew of the school production of The Wizard of Oz.

Jacob, who is usually in a fog anyway, has the the job of running the fog machine. The problem is that Maria Tresser, the girl of his dreams, is cast as the Wicked Witch. Jacob's already made a fool of himself in front of Maria. How can he face her again?

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Jacob Freisten, often in a fog, tries to ease through high school unnoticed; but a beautiful classmate takes notice of him and his life begins to change.

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