Betty Hicks
"Man, thought Stuart, rolling his eyes upward, I've got to be the most in-trouble kid, ever.He wondered if he could make the Guinness Book of World Records. He'd be willing to bet money that no one else had come close to getting busted as many times as he had."A tale of friends and family, action-packed sports, and a lot of crossed signals.Stuart is grounded. Again. His strict mother is always on his case. If he's busted one more time, Stuart may even have to give up soccer. But his best friend, a girl named Mack, hatches a plot to distract his mom by fixing her up with Mack's uncle. It just might work-if their friendship doesn't unravel first. And anyhow, he doesn't want his widowed mom to date. Or does he?

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Humor
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Stuart Ellis is screwed. His mother is a single parent and her focus is Stuart. He always gets grounded for things that other kids' parents would have even noticed. Mack is his best friend and tries to help him out by giving him some ideas. None of them work. But then Stuart comes up with an idea about fixing his Mom up with his soccer coach. Friendships, family, and decisions make the rest of the book fit together perfectly.

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