Rat Life

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Publisher Description

The dead body found in the Chemanga River has nothing to do with Todd. He’s been busy making beds at the family motel and writing alien stories to entertain his friends. Sure, a murder is big news, but what would really interest him? A paying job and a story line free of UFOs and poop jokes. And then he meets Rat.
Just a little older than Todd, Rat’s already been to Vietnam and back. He’s got a tattoo and a messed-up family life. And when he offers Todd a gig at the drive-in theater, Todd takes it. After all, it pays actual money. But hanging out with Rat leads to a host of strange experiences and perplexing questions. More and more, that corpse from the river is on Todd’s mind, and no matter how he shifts the pieces around, Rat is always part of the puzzle.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2007
April 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

Mickey- Dee ,

Rat Life

This book is really good. Since this book takes place in my home town, I can recognize all of the land marks. With this book, the old rule of "don't judge a book by its title" really applies. I am in seventh grade and my English teacher assigned this book as our next reading assignment. I thought oh great another really boring book. I have read some really boring books in my life and the last one we had was a dread. I didn't even finish it it was so boring. Rat Life came to me as a real surprise since my English teacher is known for handing out boring books. This book is something that actually seemed real. This is about a boy a little older than me and he actually seems like any other kid. It's sometimes it is hard to find a book that you can really relate to, but Rat Life seems so real. This boy seems so realistic in his feelings and thoughts that you might almost think this was a biography on him or something. Rat on the other hand is what I like to call a hard character. Meaning that it is hard to get to know him really well. To find out about his past and his real name for instance. Todd at first does not like Rat, but after Todd starts working with him, they become what some call friends. But this is no normal friendship. This friendship is different, even thought all friendships are unique, is one is odd.Rat never really let's Todd inside of him, meaning telling him about his feelings and thoughts. But everyone eventually breaks and starts gushing out information about themselves to anyone who would listen. Rat does and finally let's Todd know how it felt to be in I defiantly recommend this book to teens and young adults! Rat Life is is now on my Top 5 List!!!

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