ADAM CANFIELD, WATCH YOUR BACK! by Michael Winerip

ADAM CANFIELD, WATCH YOUR BACK!

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Intrepid middle-school reporter Adam Canfield and his annoyingly efficient co-editor, Jennifer, are back for another year of publishing their school newspaper, The Slash. Pulitzer Prize–winner Winerip (the New York Times) draws from his reporting expertise to set up several intriguing stories for Adam to cover, from a particularly nasty teacher to the unscrupulous woman who essentially owns his town, with some bullies thrown in. Plenty of wry humor combined with pre-adolescent angst, a too-full schedule and tricky interviews keep both Adam and readers tripping along through the narrative. Winerip throws in some sage advice from a famous reporter to keep Adam on his toes, and perhaps to interest some young readers in journalism. The comedy gives way to some nice insights into the real abilities of a mentally handicapped boy and the pride of the poor. A variety of investigations takes up Adam’s time, all the while keeping readers smiling. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7636-2341-8
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2007