STORKY by D. L. Garfinkle


How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl
Age Range: 12 & up
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Michael Pomerantz doesn’t have high expectations for his freshman year of high school. His mother is dating his dentist; his father can barely make it through their weekly dinner without making out with his newest girlfriend; the love of his life is dating the high-school football star; and to top it all off, everyone still calls him Storky. Michael clings to the idea that what a girl really wants is a boyfriend who is sensitive and smart like him, even when everyone, including the residents of the nursing home where he volunteers, tells him otherwise. Things pick up for Michael when he makes a new friend, gets paired with a beautiful girl for his class project and learns that sometimes the least likely people end up saving the day. Fast-moving prose, written in the form of a journal, chronicles the tribulations of one boy’s first year of high school. Storky rises to the occasion. (Fiction. 12+)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-399-24284-8
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2005


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