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Chill (Orca Soundings) by [Frizzell, Colin]
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Length: 113 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up—Chill is a talented artist. He also has a disability, a crippled leg. It has been a significant issue in his life, but it has made him a better artist by channeling his frustration. When a campaign ensues to have a mural painted at the front of the school, he is awarded the job. In the meantime, he has an immediate adverse reaction to his new English teacher. Chill's friend Sean, who narrates the story, wants to be a novelist and finds Mr. Sfinkter's attitude below par, yet wants to like him. Sfinkter promises to have one of his "publishers" look at the boy's work, which endears him to Sean but causes a rift between the teens. As the year progresses, the man repeatedly insults students, claiming that he is getting them ready for the real world. Chill's distaste for the man increases. When the mural is finally unveiled, he has painted a mad clown (Sfinkter) squishing the dreams of the kids in the school. The novel offers an interesting portrayal of how a teacher can affect a student's life. It is also a commentary on responsibility and the right and wrong way to approach issues that may come your way. Though it is written for teens in terms of plot and character, the content itself is based on a 3.5 reading level, making it perfect for struggling and reluctant readers.—Emily Garrett, Armstrong Elementary School, Sachse, TX
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"Frizzell reaches deep into the psyche of high school students...[and] respectfully emulates the voice of a teen." (CM Magazine 2006-11-24)

"A good read for all teens, especially for the less popular and the artistically inclined...one of the better Orca Soundings." (KLIATT 2007-03-01)

"Perfect for struggling and reluctant readers." (School Library Journal 2007-03-01)

"Frizzell mixes the right ingredients to please middle school boys." (TeensReadToo.com 2007-03-01)

"This is a perfect title for struggling readers and will appeal to a variety of teen readers." (NMRLS Youth Services Book Review 2007-11-18)

"The author has succeeded in capturing what teens think and feel. Highly recommended." (Canadian Book Review Annual 2008-06-15)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 592 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (Sept. 1 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055FE4Y8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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