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Rats Saw God

Title

Rats Saw God

Authors

Rob Thomas

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9781442459762

Pages

219 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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