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Ostrich (Paperback) by Matt Greene

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A brilliant and moving coming-of-age story in the tradition of Wonder by R. J. Palacio and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by Mark Haddon?this debut novel is written with tremendous humor and charm.

This is Alex?s story. But he doesn?t know exactly what it?s about yet, so you probably shouldn?t either.

Instead, here are some things that it?s sort of about (but not really):

It?s sort of (but not really) about brain surgery.

It?s sort of (but not really) about a hamster named Jaws 2 (after the original Jaws (who died), not the movie Jaws 2).

It?s sort of (but actually quite a lot) about Alex?s parents.

It?s sort of (but not really) about feeling ostrichized (which is a better word for excluded (because ostriches can?t fly so they often feel left out)).

It?s sort of (but not really (but actually, the more you think about it, kind of a lot)) about empathy (which is like sympathy only better), and also love and trust and fate and time and quantum mechanics and friendship and exams and growing up.

And it?s also sort of about courage. Because sometimes it actually takes quite a lot of it to bury your head in the sand.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Special Needs, Literary, School + Education
Format: Paperback
Author: Matt Greene
Language: English
Street Date: July 28, 2016
TCIN: 14650296
UPC: 9780345545213
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4753
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