Here at the Scenic-Vu Motel

Thelma Hatch Wyss, Author HarperCollins Publishers $13.95 (154p) ISBN 978-0-06-022250-5
The seven high school studentsfour ""Dudes'' and three ``Dudettes,'' but known collectively as Bear Flatters (of tiny Bear Flats, Idaho)live too far from Pineville to take a school bus every day, so they spend Monday through Thursday nights at the Scenic-Vu Motel in Pineville. Jake Callahan, 17, the oldest, is the group's leader, and he works diligently at enforcing its two (and only) rules: Study Hard and Have Fun. Jake is the lively, albeit unwilling, chronicler of the Bear Flatters' activities; his senior English assignment is to keep a journal. The frequently hilarious goings-on are rendered in Jake's wry style, and characterization is excellent, from the motel's landlady to the snobbish town girl whom Jake adores, to his wise-guy roommates. Readers won't wonder why Jake receives a standing ovation for his journal at the end of the school year. Ages 12-up. (April)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1988
Release date: 04/01/1988
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 154 pages - 978-0-06-022251-2
Mass Market Paperbound - 154 pages - 978-0-06-447001-8
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