Did you read 'A FAT SUMMER BY" BY ROBERT LIPSTYE?
dO YOU KNOW WHAT other books for young people did he write?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Matt Rydek, a high school football star on his way to a major college, had it all - a drug habit, a driven father, a vindictive girlfriend and, according to a Publishers Weekly starred review, "a soul-crushing choice...an awful and terrifying ring of truth."
Heroes of Baseball
"A thoroughly entertaining book that reveals stories I had never heard before - about baseball and our country. A sneaky way to teach history."
Jim Bouton, former Yankee pitcher and author of the best-seller "Ball Four."
Alfred Brooks is a high school dropout. His best friend is sinking into drug addiction. A street gang is after him. At Donatelli's Gym, he learns it's the effort, not the win, that makes the man.
“A novel filled with hardship and hope.”
Lipsyte proves again why he is master of the YA sports novel."
-School Library Journal (starred review)
"Terse and thrilling language...a heart-pounding read."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Sonny Bear, Alfred, Henry and Martin meet again at Donatelli's Gym as Starkey appears, savior or stalker or both?
One Fat Summer
“Critics will be polishing up superlatives to describe Lipsyte’s new story, deftly delivered…an intricate, suspenseful tale of family and social relationships.”
In the Country of Illness: Comfort and Advice for the Journey.
The opening passage, in which the author discovers his problem and makes his way from frequent, furtive self-examination to the doctors he refers to as Batman and Robin, reads like an urban ''M*A*S*H'':
-Karen Stabiner in The New York Times