This Is the Part Where You Laugh

This Is the Part Where You Laugh

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"So real it hurts."--David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland.

Fans of Matt de la Pena will be captivated by this summer-in-the-life of a teenage guy growing up in a trailer park in Eugene, Oregon.

Travis never gives up.
Not when his mom takes off.
Not when he gets suspended from basketball.
Not when he cracks four ribs jumping off a bridge to impress a girl.
Not when he and his best friend Creature get into trouble deeper than they know how to handle.

From acclaimed author Peter Brown Hoffmeister comes a painfully-funny, sometimes-crushing story of growing up, making mistakes, and pressing on, against the odds.

"In my mind the best storytellers walk that high tight wire between tragedy and comedy. This Is the Part Where You Laugh is exactly the part where you laugh. And ache. This is a really good book! "--Chris Crutcher

"A courageous novel. Incandescent and unflinching." --Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King

"A raw offbeat novel with an abundance of honesty and heart." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"Hoffmeister crushes it. There is blood and truth on every page ." --Estelle Laure, author of T his Raging Light
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780553538106
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Hoffm
Characteristics: 331 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 02, 2016

A good book, but wasn't very humorous and very depressing. I liked it quite a bit, showing the poor side of a little neighborhood around a lake in western Oregon. But some things (like the Russian Princesses) I found just plain weird. I recommend this book, but if you are a really happy person do NOT read this. I *think* the book was supposed to make me cry/laugh, but haha (;-; cri) NOPE! I was straight-faced throughout the book.

Also, inside the book, it says something that happens less then 100 pages from the end (and there are 327 pages).

So the flap of the book was not something I enjoyed.

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