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Slider (edition 2017)

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Title:Slider
Authors:Pete Hautman (Author)
Info:Candlewick (2017), 288 pages
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Tags:competition, consequences, brothers, friendship, current bluebonnet, bluebonnet

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This book is about a young man who has a special skill which is eating. This book is very humorous. It also talks about the boys relationship between him and his autistic brother. This would be a good book for a book club. ( )
  taylor26. | Nov 23, 2018 |
I enjoyed the book for the wonderful family relationships described, friend relationships, too. The family drama surrounding a child with autism was well done. I did not enjoy reading about the food eating competitions, but that's because it seems like gluttony (which some adults in the book agreed with). It was a very good read, worth the time, excellent for students struggling within their own families. ( )
  mcorbink | Jul 3, 2018 |
I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Slider by Pete Haultman published by Candlewick Press. David is the middle child of three with an older sister and a younger brother. His older sister, Bridgette, is a perfectionist, in college with great grades and a boring boyfriend. His younger brother, Mal, is diagnosed in the autism spectrum. Mal doesn't speak and will only eat cheerios and potato chips. After a huge mistake with Moms credit card David discovers he can enter eating contests to make money to fix his mistake. His parents have other plans for his summer but agree that if he helps take care of Mal while Mom goes to work for the summer he can train for the pizza eating contest at the fair. While mom is gone and David is training Mal is teaching him how to read Mal's cues. In the end the family all learns a few new things about one another. Pulling together for family. An amazing read. Hautman never disappoints me, as usual. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com. ( )
  SBoren | Nov 18, 2017 |
Slider is a feel good middle grade novel about family, friendship, integrity, and responsibility. David is a 9th grade boy who enjoys hanging out with his two best friends, HeyMan and Cyn, and entering eating contests. He has an older sister in college who gets perfect grades and a younger brother who has autism. As the middle child, David feel slighted. "Because Bridgette is perfect and Mal is Mal, and I will always be a disappointment." David makes a mistake involving his mom's credit card and needs to get big cash fast. He enters a pizza eating contest and is on the hook to pay back not only his mom, but his friends too. Along the way, he spends a lot of time hanging out with his brother and learning about "Mal's Rules". Perhaps it's not them teaching his brother, his brother is teaching them. This book has tons of laughs and a few lessons. It show family imperfectness with lots of love, "There is no college degree in parenting." Great Read! ( )
  standhenry | Sep 2, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763690708, Hardcover)

Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.

David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he’ll have to do better: he’s going to compete in the Super Pigorino Bowl, the world’s greatest pizza-eating contest, and he has to win it, because he borrowed his mom’s credit card and accidentally spent $2,000 on it. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. As if training to be a competitive eater weren’t enough, he’s also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who, if the family believed in labels, would be labeled autistic, but they don’t, so they just label him Mal). And don’t even get started on the new weirdness going on between his two best friends, Cyn and HeyMan. Master talent Pete Hautman has cooked up a rich narrative shot through with equal parts humor and tenderness, and the result is a middle-grade novel too delicious to put down.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:19:45 -0400)

Hoping to win a cash prize in a pizza eating contest after racking up a tab on his mother's credit card, David must juggle his competitive eating training with the responsibility of looking after his autistic younger brother.

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