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The Resource Full service, Will Weaver

Full service, Will Weaver

Label
Full service
Title
Full service
Statement of responsibility
Will Weaver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1965, teenager Paul Sutton, a northern Minnesota farm boy, takes a job at a gas station in town, where his strict religious upbringing is challenged by new people and experiences. The times they are a-changin.' The summer that Paul turns sixteen his mother pushes him to take a job in town instead of just working on the family farm. You need to meet the public, she says, which is saying a lot for a woman deeply committed to the tightly knit religious community to which they belong. And meet the public Paul does: He meets Kirk, the angry gas station manager; Harry, a reclusive and kindly gangster; and a family of hippies passing in a yellow peace van to San Francisco. He also meets beautiful Peggy, a high school sensation, and dark-haired Dale, her on the- side boyfriend who is headed to Vietnam. All of them come to the station - as well as girls on summer vacation, tanned and smelling of coconut oil, and ministers from Paul's fundamentalist church, who are worried about his soul. As the summer progresses, Paul learns the secrets of his small Minnesota town and discovers that he's ready to have a few secrets of his own. With richly developed characters and a flair for arresting imagery, Will Weaver tells the story of the end of one boy's innocence, unfolding at a time when the country as a whole is undergoing a difficult, deeply disturbing coming-of-age
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 5-8
LC call number
PZ7.W3623
LC item number
Fu 2005
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.5
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Full service, Will Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm56355884
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780374324858
Lccn
2004057671
System control number
(Sirsi) o56355884
Label
Full service, Will Weaver
Publication
Control code
ocm56355884
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780374324858
Lccn
2004057671
System control number
(Sirsi) o56355884

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