Boys of Blur
Boys of Blur
Boys of Blur
N. D. Wilson
Fans of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee and Louis Sachar's Holes will enjoy this story about a boy and the ancient secrets that hide deep in the heart of the Florida everglades near a place called Muck City.When Charlie moves to the small town of Taper, Florida, he discovers a different world. Pinned between the everglades and the swampy banks of Lake Okeechobee, the small town produces sugar cane . . . and the fastest runners in the country. Kids chase muck rabbits in the fields while the cane is being burned and harvested. Dodging flames and blades and breathing smoke, they run down the rabbits for three dollars a skin. And when they can do that, running a football is easy.  But there are things in the swamp, roaming the cane at night, that cannot be explained, and they seem connected to sprawling mounds older than the swamps. Together with his step-second cousin "Cotton" Mack, the fastest boy on the muck, Charlie hunts secrets in the glades and on the muck flats where the cane grows secrets as old as the soft earth, secrets that haunted, tripped, and trapped the original native tribes, ensnared conquistadors, and buried runaway slaves. Secrets only the muck knows.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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In the Boys of Blur, Charlie moves to a new town, changing his life forever. The new town is in a swamp. The swamp is the life and the death. Almost immediately upon arrival he meets Sugar and Cotton, his cousins. Almost everyone likes or plays football. Charlie and his cousins must defeat the Stanks. The Stanks are made from the swamp.The Stanks come back filling everyone with hatred. Can Charlie and his cousins save the day?

 

 

 

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