Book Verdict


by Vince Vawter

First Release:

September 2018

ISBN: 9781630791056

In the sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning novel Paperboy, Victor Vollmer sets off to fulfill a final request of Mr. Spiro, the aging neighbor who became his friend and mentor. Now a few years older and working as a newspaper copyboy, Victor plans to spread Mr. Spiro 's ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi River as the former merchant marine wished. But the journey will not be a simple one. Victor will confront a strange and threatening world, and when his abilities and confidence get put to the test, he 'll lean on a fascinating girl named Philomene for help. Together they 'll venture toward the place where river meets sea, and they 'll race to evade Hurricane Betsy as it bears down.

Q&A with the author. Black-and-white maps.

  • ISBN: 9781630791056
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
    Page Count: 240
    Trim Size: 8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    Lexile: Level: 840L
    Genre: Fic
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