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Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Title

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Authors

Sashi Kaufman

Publisher

Carolrhoda Lab

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781467785631

Pages

253 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ben has to wear hearing aids, but being inseparable from the super-popular Tyler allows him to think of himself as normal. But Tyler blows him off senior year and Ben needs to rethink who he is--and who Tyler is.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL970L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family violence; Physical disability; hearing loss; sexual abuse

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Maine Literary Award, 2017, Finalist, Young Adults
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016
Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth, 2017

Keywords

high school; soccer; friendship; relationships; college; hearing aids; insecurity

Diversity Impact

direct

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature


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