Under the Wolf, Under the Dog

Under the Wolf, Under the Dog

by Adam Rapp

But Steve doesnt fit in either group, and he used to go to the gifted school.

Keeping a journal, Steve tries to figure out who he is by examining who he was.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Young Adult
  • Rating: 3.80
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish Date: May 8th 2007 by Candlewick Press
  • Isbn10: 0763633658
  • Isbn13: 9780763633653

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07 June 2004 UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG by Adam Rapp, Candlewick, October 2004, Age 14 and up, ISBN: 0-7636-1818-7 "I was so in love, I went into my room and drank half a bottle of Robitussin." Reading Adam Rapp's upcoming novel, UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG, is like watching a car wreck in slow motion...and it's such an awesome wreck that taking your eyes off of it for even a second is totally out of the question. The same way people look at tea leaves." In fact, not only couldn't I take my eyes off this book, reading it as I traveled over last Wednesday night from San Francisco to Chicago for Book Expo, but then on the flight home from Chicago last night, despite traveling with backbreaking quantities of new books in tow, I chose to read this one a second time. "We were one big happy Pizza Hut family." UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG is the emotion-filled story told to us by Steve Nugent, a lovable and confused sixteen-year-old Gifted and Talented student who is tall and skinny, tends toward the socially inept side of the scale, and who, when we meet him, has ended up in a facility after his mother dies from cancer and his big brother kills himself shortly thereafter. The Red and Blue Groupers can stay here for over a year sometimes. So far it's been nothing but snow and ice and frozen trees and this very low-looking iron sky." As Steve spends his time with the Groupers and staff members at Burnstone Grove, he reveals to us the circumstances which led up to his current residency. The judge was pretty old, at least sixty-something, and his black gown made him look like some sort of geriatric Halloween creature in drag." UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG is a very personal and often humorous story. We're charmed by a whole sideshow of quirky characters, including Steve's brother's wretched drug buddy, Dantly, Shannon Lynch, the young man at Burnstone Grove who can stuff $1.87 in change up his nose, and ten-year-old June, who may haunt my dreams for some time to come.

of a gay guy who loves having sex with boys with HIV & gets depressed when he didnt contract the disease. or a boy named Shannon who kisses boys which involve his mouth & his tongue & his saliva for 10 secs & if asked Um. are you like gay? a lot of people are saying this novel is the new-age Catcher in the Rye. while Holden Caulfield in Catcher is all pissed & whiny & sad & depressed, the 17 yr. he has a father of a couch potato who doesnt shave, a brother who hanged & killed himself with a necktie.

"Once I heard Dantly tell Welton that the Native Americans used to call that particular part of the morning "between the wolf and the dog" because the sky is so deep blue and spooky or whatever that you can't tell what's what. Steve Nugent spends his days at a place called Burnstone Grove, the place where suicidal kids and drug addicts are kept. It's so hard to explain, but this book was just so intriguing, and I felt myself sucked into Steve's world of struggles and actions. I fell in love with Under The Wolf, Under The Dog. Everything was absolutely perfect, from the diverse characters, to the amazing driven plot, to the absolute CRAZINESS of it all! The stuff that Steve goes through is pretty heavy, and I was in love with all of it. It's just so vivid, all of the descriptions, that kept the story crisp and full of life. It sounded like they were playing hearts because of the way one of the men kept saying how the woman was trying to shoot the moon. Her name was Georgia and she had a voice like a clarinet." "And it was true: I was totally urinating in my pants. If you ever want to change your life immediately, just sit down in some random fast-food place and start urinating in your pants." This book was just pure bliss. It gets all trapped in my throat and it makes me feel like my face is going to burst, but it's a good technique, especially when there's a little kid sleeping on your shoulder."

It doesn't help at all that his dad is not taking his mom's death too well. 1. What I loved most about this book is its ability to make you cry, then make you laugh out loud the next page. 3. The story revolves around characters more than anything, so the reader really gets to know these people particularly Steve. It's okay to show weakness because that's the only way you'll be able to go through it.

Here, Rapp tells the story of Steve, doing time in a youth psychiatric hospital, stuck in the middle between Blue Groupers (suicidal teens) and the Red Groupers (addicts).

No more studying got done until I'd finished it. Read!") to the other 6 or 7 kids in my study period.

HE IS IN LOVE WITH A GIRL NAMED MARY.. THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE BOOK NOW && I AM A F**** GIRL!!!!!

07 June 2004 UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG by Adam Rapp, Candlewick, October 2004, Age 14 and up, ISBN: 0-7636-1818-7 "I was so in love, I went into my room and drank half a bottle of Robitussin." Reading Adam Rapp's upcoming novel, UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG, is like watching a car wreck in slow motion...and it's such an awesome wreck that taking your eyes off of it for even a second is totally out of the question. The same way people look at tea leaves." In fact, not only couldn't I take my eyes off this book, reading it as I traveled over last Wednesday night from San Francisco to Chicago for Book Expo, but then on the flight home from Chicago last night, despite traveling with backbreaking quantities of new books in tow, I chose to read this one a second time. "We were one big happy Pizza Hut family." UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG is the emotion-filled story told to us by Steve Nugent, a lovable and confused sixteen-year-old Gifted and Talented student who is tall and skinny, tends toward the socially inept side of the scale, and who, when we meet him, has ended up in a facility after his mother dies from cancer and his big brother kills himself shortly thereafter. The Red and Blue Groupers can stay here for over a year sometimes. So far it's been nothing but snow and ice and frozen trees and this very low-looking iron sky." As Steve spends his time with the Groupers and staff members at Burnstone Grove, he reveals to us the circumstances which led up to his current residency. The judge was pretty old, at least sixty-something, and his black gown made him look like some sort of geriatric Halloween creature in drag." UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG is a very personal and often humorous story. We're charmed by a whole sideshow of quirky characters, including Steve's brother's wretched drug buddy, Dantly, Shannon Lynch, the young man at Burnstone Grove who can stuff $1.87 in change up his nose, and ten-year-old June, who may haunt my dreams for some time to come.

Critical pedagogy is the only theory that comprehensibly allows students to explore the complexities of Steve's experiences.

"For those readers who are ready to be challenged by a serious work of shockingly realistic fiction," notes SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, "it invites both an emotional and intellectual response, and begs to be discussed." Adam Rapps first novel, MISSING THE PIANO, was named a Best Book for Young Adults as well as a Best Book for Reluctant Readers by the American Library Association. "Rapps prose is powerful, graphic and haunting," says SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.