Spinning Out (Hardcover)

By David Stahler, Jr.

Chronicle Books (CA), 9780811877800, 285pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2011

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Description

High school senior Frenchy has little ambition beyond hanging out at the smoking rock until his best friend, the ever-witty and conniving Stewart, gets him to try out for Man of la Mancha. To everyone's surprise, the guys are a hit. But when Stewart's antics begin to grow more obsessivehe wears his costume 24/7, freaks out about little details, and displays an incessant hatred of the high-tech windmills outside of townFrenchy worries that there's something deeper going on. Is Stewart spiraling into madness, just like Don Quixote? And can Frenchy battle through his own demons in time to save his friend from self-destruction before it's too late?


About the Author

David Stahler Jr., is the author of several novels for young adults. He teaches high school English in the mountains of northern Vermont.


Praise For Spinning Out

"The narrative moves logically to its denouement, and the fast pace will keep readers interested in the conclusion" - School Library Journal

"[D]elivers a simultaneously uplifting and heartbreaking look at the dual toll grief and mental illness take on teenagers. The resulting denouement is chaotic and heart-wrenching." - Publisher's Weekly

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