Tuesday, November 2, 2010

No Castles Here - A Middle Grade Novel about an 11 year old boy who is bullied and has a Gay Big Brother

By A.C.E. Bauer

Augie's threatened every day by bullies telling him they're going to beat him up.

He used to be able to get by unnoticed, but suddenly he's a target. Then his Mom forces him to join the Big Brothers program, and his assigned mentor is Gay. What if the bullies find that out? And to make things even worse, Augie's roped into the school chorus - run by the toughest and meanest teacher in school.

But when damage from an ice storm closes down Augie's school, he decides someone has to keep the building from being abandoned. He has a plan. And for the first time in his life, Augie is not going down without a fight.

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ivanova said...

This looks great! The cover makes it look like something magical is going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Something magical DOES happen - and that's what I love most about this book, the way it weaves a fairy tale and Augie's gritty real world together.

Charlotte said...

I haven't reviewed this one, but I have read it, and it's a very fine book.

pussreboots said...

I prefer this cover to the graffiti style castle that was on the edition I read. Regardless of the cover, it's a fantastic book, very much an American Neverending Story.