STONER & SPAZ

Ron Koertge, Author, Josh Hamilton, Read by , read by Josh Hamilton. Listening Library $18 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8072-1245-5

With a youthful edge to his voice, Hamilton brings a rich credibility to the roles of teenagers Ben and Colleen, stars of Koertge's sharp and emotionally moving YA novel. As two very different kinds of outcasts, drug-addicted Colleen and cerebral palsy–afflicted Ben forge an unlikely friendship that helps each of them blossom. And in the author's true-to-life style, setbacks, successes and uncharted territory await the duo on the path of self-discovery. Hamilton handily masters Koertge's smart, contemporary repartee between the protagonists, capturing each note of sarcasm and humor as well as lots of film and pop-culture references. Hamilton also adds welcome shades of color to supporting characters, including Ben's stuffy, overprotective grandmother. This winning performance, which envisions Ben and Colleen as likable and sympathetic—warts and all—will please fans of Koertge's work and surely gain him new admirers. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 02/03/2003
Release date: 01/01/2003
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Paperback - 169 pages - 978-0-7636-5757-4
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