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Joe Speedboat

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Joe Speedboat by Tommy Wieringa
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A sparkling coming-of-age novel that has sold over 300,000 copies in Holland, in which the inhabitants of a sleepy rural town are awakened by the arrival of a kinetic young visionary, Joe Speedboat. After a farming accident plunges him into a coma for six months, Frankie Hermans wakes up to discover that he's paralyzed and mute. Bound to a wheelchair, Frankie struggles to adjust to a life where he must rely on others to complete even the simplest tasks. The only body part he can control is his right arm, which he uses obsessively to record the details of daily life in his town. But when he meets Joe--a boy who blazed into town like a meteor while Frankie slept--everything changes. Joe is a centrifugal force, both magician and daredevil, and he alone sees potential strength in Frankie's handicaps. With Joe's help, Frankie's arm will be used for more that just writing: as a champion arm-wrestler, Frankie will be powerful enough to win back his friends, and maybe even woo P. J., the girl who has them all in a tailspin. Alive with the profundities of adolescence, Joe Speedboat is the supersonic story of an unlikely alliance and a lightning-quick dash to
Release date Australia
April 8th, 2010
Contributor
Translated by Sam Garrett
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Grove Press, Black Cat
Interest Age
From 13 years
Pages
319
Dimensions
132x217x23
ISBN-13
9780802170729
Product ID
4180802

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