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The Resource Why I fight : a novel, J. Adams Oaks

Why I fight : a novel, J. Adams Oaks

Label
Why I fight : a novel
Title
Why I fight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
J. Adams Oaks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After his house burns down, twelve-year-old Wyatt Reaves takes off with his uncle, and the two of them drive from town to town for six years, earning money mostly by fighting, until Wyatt finally confronts his parents one last time
Summary
When he was 12 years old, Wyatt left his neglectful parents and went on the road with his traveling-salesman uncle, Spade. Their life is unpredictable, poor, and more than a little sketchy. Always looking for a way to make a buck, Uncle Spade hits on the idea of promoting Wyatt -- who is big, strong, and has a violent temper -- as a bare-knuckle fighter, and for a while it seems as though Wyatt will never lose. No ordinary sports novel, Why I Fight is a gritty, disturbing read that digs deep into Wyatt's tortured psyche and yet offers hope that he can create a better life on his own terms. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Award
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
320594
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oaks, J. Adams
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 770
Intended audience source
  • Follett Library Resources
  • Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.O1052
LC item number
Wh 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uncles
  • Fighting (Psychology)
  • Emotional problems of teenagers
  • Criminals
  • Uncles
  • Fighting (Psychology)
  • Emotional problems
  • Criminals
  • Uncles
  • Fighting (Psychology)
  • Emotional problems
  • Criminals
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Why I fight : a novel, J. Adams Oaks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Richard Jackson book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18199217
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781416911777
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2007046433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (LHPL)308079
  • (IMchF)fol11904996
Label
Why I fight : a novel, J. Adams Oaks
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Richard Jackson book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18199217
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781416911777
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2007046433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (LHPL)308079
  • (IMchF)fol11904996

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