"While Gordy's anger is the dominant feeling here, flashes of humor and deftly inserted historical details of the post—WW II era lighten the load. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An eighth grader finds that his tough-guy persona doesn't fit as well as it used to in Hahn's third book about the fragmented Smith family (Stepping On The Cracks, 1991; Following My Own Footsteps, 1996).
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