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Cross, Gillian
New York : Holiday House, 1989.
ISBN 0823407411
Get past the British expressions, the odd after school snacks and the funny expressions that come out of tough guys' mouths, and you'll find an interesting struggle that Nick has in working out how much his older brother, Terry, a local thug complete with motorcycle gang, will influence his behavior. There are some surprises as Joseph Fisher, a classmate with strong family loyalty and strict moral upbringing has his own confrontation with doing wrong and surviving or living up to the consequences of sticking by your convictions. These conflicts take place around the workings of a game where Nick's character scores low in power , strength and intelligence but high in such categories as virtue, faith and endurance. See how Nick gets comfortable with these new ideas. Read A MAP OF NOWHERE.
SUBJECTS:     Fantasy games -- Fiction


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