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Thomas, Rob.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1996.
IL YA RL 6.6
ISBN 0689802072
Despite his 760 verbal score on the SAT, resulting in his being a National Merit finalist, Steve York is in danger of not graduating because he failed English III.  The school counselor, seeing Steve’s straight A average before his junior year, figures something happened to turn an A student into a C junkie.  He offers Steve one last chance in the form of a 100-page paper to make up his missing English credit.  And so we learn how Steve, son of astronaut Alan York, moved from Houston to San Diego.  We learn how he tries so hard not to be what his father wants him to be.  We see him coming close to being nothing at all.  As for the meaning of the title of the book, you’ll have to read Rats Saw God to find out. (Mary Huebscher, Librarian, Holy Cross High School, San Antonio, TX 78228 <>)
SUBJECTS:     Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Divorce -- Fiction


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