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Small Steps

Paperback

Author: Sachar, Louis
ISBN: 9780385733151 Publisher: Random House Children's Books

SMALL STEPS is a hip young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery AwardÐwinning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation HOLES.

Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps.

Armpit seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. X-Ray's plan leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly Armpit's life spins out of control. Only one thing is certain: he'll never be the same again.

Combining his signature wit with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters, Sachar explores issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that shape a person's life, and what it takes to stay the course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choiceÑbut always a small step in right direction.

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