Rumors at School Paperback

by Dennis M. Doyle, Patrick J. Doyle

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Rumors at School

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Father-son writing teams are unusual enough, but this one goes a step further when the son in the team is the same age as the audience he's writing for. Dennis Doyle and his son, Patrick, fully capture the complexities of pre-adolescent life in this engaging read about the consequences of a single lie. The action begins when sixth-grader Patrick Dublin gets his first phone call from a girl, only to hear her say she likes his best friend. Patrick's resulting lie snowballs as the lie leads to rumors, theft, accusations, suspension, even physical injury, and the snowball becomes an avalanche rushing inexorably toward the main characters.

The consequences of this one action play out against the back-drop of parochial school life, including home, class, schoolyard, and the all-important basketball court. Patrick's troubles at school are compounded by his home life, as his quarreling parents decide whether or not to divorce. His reactions and those of the realistically drawn characters around him show that life, even at so young an age, is full of ambiguities: truth versus lies, versus white lies, versus lies of omission.

Rumors at School by Dennis M. Doyle; Patrick J. Doyle was published by Paulist Press International,U.S. in January 2000 and is our 43731st best seller. The ISBN for Rumors at School is 9780809166862.

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Details for Rumors at School

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherPaulist Press International,U.S. (January 2000)
Number of Pages88
Thickness9 mm
Height230 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1213333
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