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Stoner & Spaz

Title

Stoner & Spaz

Authors

Ronald Koertge

Publisher

Ronald Koertge

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780763657574

Pages

169 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

490L

Topic

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship care; Addiction; Physical disability; Developmental disability; grandparents raising grandchildren; mobility; cerebal palsy; smoking; drug addiction; substance abuse

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother

Awards

Garden State Teen Book Award, 2005; Fiction Grades 9-12; Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2004 - 2005; Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2002; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2003 Audio Book; Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2002; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2002; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005 Own Your Freak

Keywords

self-discovery; film; acceptance; marijuana use; drugs; friendship; sobering up; teenage romance; high school

Diversity Impact

indirect

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