The Planet of Junior Brown
Junior Brown is a musical prodigy losing touch with reality and everyone around him—except for one important friend
Junior Brown is different than the other kids in his eighth-grade class. For one, he weighs three hundred pounds. He’s also a talented musician with a serious future as a professional pianist—if he survives middle school. With an overbearing mom, disappointed teachers, and fellow students who tease him mercilessly, Junior starts to slip away into his own mind. His last hope may be his only friend, Buddy Clark, a boy in his class without a home or family who has already learned some of life’s toughest lessons.
Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester.
Newbery Honor Book
- 1999 Virginia Hamilton
- Book Quality:
- Open Road Media
- Date of Addition:
- Children's Books, Literature and Fiction,
- Usage Restrictions:
- This is a copyrighted book.
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