Beartown : a novel
(Book)

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Contributors
Smith, Neil translator.
Published
New York : Washington Square Press/Atria, 2018.
Edition
First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition.
Rating
840L
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Yuma Public Library - FICTIONFIC Backman, FredrikChecked OutOctober 8, 2021

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Format
Book
Physical Desc
418 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501160776, 150116077X
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.8, 21 Points
Lexile measure
840

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"Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.".
Target Audience
840L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,UG,5.8,21,196751

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APA Citation (style guide)

Backman, F., & Smith, N. (2018). Beartown: a novel (First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition.). Washington Square Press/Atria.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Neil Smith. 2018. Beartown: A Novel. New York: Washington Square Press/Atria.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Neil Smith. Beartown: A Novel New York: Washington Square Press/Atria, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, and Neil Smith. Beartown: A Novel First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition., Washington Square Press/Atria, 2018.

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