The Amazing Life of Birds

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The Amazing Life of Birds

The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech

By Gary Paulsen

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780553494280, 84pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2008

Zit monster.
Puberty Werewolf.
Potty Boy.
Doo Doo Rules
I m Duane. Duane Homer Leech. Don t ask.
I m 12. And one week. What I want to know is, where is this whole puberty thing going? So far it's just something put on earth to destroy me.
And I don t have a clue what's coming next.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young people. He has written more than two hundred books for adults and young people, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: "Dogsong", "Hatchet", and "The Winter Room". He divides his time between New Mexico, Alaska, and on the Pacific.

Praise For The Amazing Life of Birds

“Paulsen’s perceptive, funny look at the life of 12-year-old Duane is at once indisputably real.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“Paulsen has created a humorous Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret for boys. Every male on either side of puberty will see themselves in Duane.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Paulsen’s writing is beautiful, and it turns Duey’s puberty journal into a description of a beautiful sunrise of its own.”—VOYA