Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

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Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the golden boy, worshiped by girls and guys alike, and he no longer seems interested in Ben. Without Tyler, Ben isn't sure who he is anymore, or if Tyler is really as "normal" as Ben thought he was. Maybe hanging out with freaks like Ilona Pierce, who has tattoos, blue hair, and almost no friends, is what he needs.

This captivating novel explores the shifting dynamics of friendships and complex art of growing up.

Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781467785631
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Kaufm
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_KELSEY Mar 10, 2017

This is a fun, quirky, think-outside-the-box story about a young guy just trying to figure it out. I love his weird relationship with the weird girl at school, and how he learns the important lesson of judging a book by its cover. Ultimately, the friendships in this book are what trump the entire plot, and I love the interactions between these three main characters who, in very weird ways, become friends.

LPL_GraceM Mar 05, 2017

A great YA commentary on the changing of friendships during the teen years. Sashi Kaufman does a fantastic job expressing the angst and frustrations of teenage relationships and how through all of the troubles eventually comes acceptance and better understanding of one's true self. This book is both relatable for a teen currently going through friendship troubles or an adult who remembers the fast-changing and emotional times of this age.

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