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Rats Saw God

Title

Rats Saw God

Authors

Rob Thomas

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages

219 pages

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9781442459762

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Annotation

Having failed English, eighteen-year-old Steve York must generate a paper to get credit and chooses to write about his years in high school, during which he experienced his first love and struggled with family relationships.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002; Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 1997; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997; Capitol Choices, 1996; Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1996; School Library Journal: Best Books for Young Adults, 1996; Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002; Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition, 1998; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997; YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 1997; Young Reader's Choice Award, 1999-2000; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

high school; graduation; astronaut; marijuana; friendship; essay

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Rats Saw God

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